Programs & Locations

Students are expected to select from the program list, which is designed to meet the great majority of academic needs in the liberal arts. The programs on the list have been used successfully by Williams students in the past and continue to be recommended by academic departments. (The term program is used conventionally for any of the many types of options on the list, from direct university enrollment to programs that run all their own courses; a large organization, such as Arcadia, CIEE, IES, IFSA-Butler, etc that offers several programs is sometimes referred to as a program provider.) NOTE:  Williams MYSTIC and Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO) are both STUDY AWAY programs. The application process and deadlines are the same as any other study away program.  We keep our knowledge of programs current through student evaluations and site visits. Programs may be added or removed from this list at the Study Away Office’s discretion. Students can propose a new program through an approval process.

Follow the links to the programs’ and universities’ websites to research their offerings and see whether the program is suited to your strengths and needs. We list only a few universities but direct enrollment at most universities worldwide may be considered. Most programs and universities focus on or are strongest in specific disciplines and may not be appropriate for all students. You should work closely with the faculty in the department of your intended major if you wish to seek credit in the major.  You are required to meet with the Director of Study Away about your study away plans.

Lists of students who have recently returned from Study Away (listed by country).  Feel free to contact them about their experiences abroad.

Programs are listed by country but this list can be sorted by all columns.  The column “Length” indicates the academic period for which there is an option. Take care to find out the exact semester/year dates, including exams.

Program City Semester/Year Country Region
CIEE Gaborone Sem/Year Botswana Africa
Pitzer Gaborone Sem/Year Botswana Africa
American Univ. in Cairo Cairo Sem/Year Egypt Africa
Middlebury in the Middle East Alexandria Sem/Year Egypt Africa
Brown Addis Ababa Fall/Year Ethopia Africa
CIEE Legon Sem/Year Ghana Africa
SIT Accra Semester Ghana Africa
SUNY/Brockport Accra Year Ghana Africa
S.F.S. Arusha Semester Tanzania Africa
SIT Nairobi, Mombasa Semester Kenya Africa
SIT Antananarivo Semester Madagascar Africa
IES Rabat Semester Morocco Africa
SIT Rabat Semester Morocco Africa
Ctr. Global Edu. Augsburg College Windhoek Semester Namibia Africa
SIT Kigali Semester Rwanda Africa
CIEE Dakar Sem/Year Senegal Africa
Kalamazoo/GLSCA Dakar Year Senegal Africa
Mt. Holyoke Dakar Spr. Sem/Year Senegal Africa
SIT Dakar Semester Senegal Africa
University of Minnesota Dakar Semester Senegal Africa
CIEE Cape Town Sem/Year South Africa Africa
Duke/OTS Kruger Nat'l Park Semester South Africa Africa
Interstudy Various Sem/Year South Africa Africa
SIT Durban/Cape Town Semester South Africa Africa
CIEE Iringa Semester Tanzania Africa
SIT Arusha, Zanzibar Semester Tanzania Africa
SIT Sidi Bou Said Semester Tunisia Africa
SIT Kampala Semester Uganda Africa
Butler/COPA Buenos Aires, Mendoza Sem/Year Argentina Americas
CIEE Buenos Aires Sem/Year Argentina Americas
IES Buenos Aires Sem/Year Argentina Americas
Middlebury Buenos Aires Sem/Year Argentina Americas
SIT Buenos Aires Sem/Year Argentina Americas
SIT Cochabamba Semester Bolivia Americas
Antioch/Brazilian Ecosystems Various Semester Brazil Americas
Brown Rio de Janeiro Fall/Year Brazil Americas
CIEE Sao Paulo, Bahia Sem/Year Brazil Americas
Middlebury Belo Horizonte Sem/Year Brazil Americas
SIT Fortaleza/Belem Semester Brazil Americas
SUNY/Albany Rio de Janeiro Sem/Year Brazil Americas
Butler/COPA Santiago, Valparaiso Sem/Year Chile Americas
CIEE Santiago Sem/Year Chile Americas
IES Santiago Sem/Year Chile Americas
SIT Santiago Semester Chile Americas
U. of Los Andes Bogota Sem/Year Colombia Americas
Butler/COPA Herida Sem/Year Costa Rica Americas
CIEE Monteverde Semester Costa Rica Americas
Duke/OTS Various Semester Costa Rica Americas
ICADS Various Sem/Year Costa Rica Americas
SFS Atenas Semester Costa Rica Americas
CIEE Santo Domingo, Santiago Sem/Year Dominican Republic Americas
IES Galapagos, Quito Year Ecuador Americas
Pitzer College Quito Sem/Year Ecuador Americas
SIT Quito Semester Ecuador Americas
Center for Global Education Various Semester El Salvador Americas
Center for Global Education Various Semester Guatemala Americas
Augsburg/Ctr. Global Education Cuernavaca Semester Mexico Americas
Butler/COPA Merida Sem, Year Mexico Americas
CIEE Guanajuato Sem/Yea Mexico Americas
Middlebury Guadalajara Sem/Year Mexico Americas
Program for Mexican Culture & Society Puebla Sem/Year Mexico Americas
Center for Global Education Various Semester Nicaragua Americas
ICADS Various Semester Nicaragua Americas
SIT Managua Semester Nicaragua Americas
SIT Panama City Semester Panama Americas
SIT Cuzco Semester Peru Americas
Suny/Albany, Univ. of the Sacred Heart San Juan Sem/Year Puerto Rico Americas
SFS Cockburn Harbor Semester Turks and Caicos Islands Americas
HECUA Dhaka Spring Bangladesh Asia
Alliance Beijing, Xian Sem/Year China Asia
Associated Colleges in China Beijing, Xian Sem/Year China Asia
CET Beijing/Harbin, Shanghai Sem/Year China Asia
CIEE Beijing, Harbin, Nanjing Semester China Asia
Columbia/Tsinghua University Beijing Sem/Year China Asia
IES Beijing Sem/Year China Asia
IUP Beijing Sem/Year China Asia
Middlebury Hangzhou, Shanghai Sem/Year China Asia
SIT Kunming Semester China Asia
AsiaLearn/Hong Kong Hong Kong Sem/Year Hong Kong Asia
Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong Hong Kong Sem/Year Hong Kong Asia
Syracuse Hong Kong Sem/Year Hong Kong Asia
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong Sem/Year Hong Kong Asia
Alliance Pune, Varansi, Manipal Sem/Year India Asia
Antioch/Buddhist Studies Bodh Gaya Fall India Asia
Brown in India Delhi Fall/Year India Asia
CIEE Hyderabad, Mumbai Semester India Asia
Emory University Dharamsala Spring India Asia
SIT Jaipur, Delhi Semester India Asia
SITA Madurai Semester/Year India Asia
Univ. of Wisconsin Madurai, Varanasi Year India Asia
ACICIS Various Semester Indonesia Asia
American Councils/IOP Various Sem/Year Indonesia Asia
SIT Bali Semester Indonesia Asia
Antioch College Buddhist Studies Kyoto Fall Japan Asia
Associated Kyoto Prog.(AKP) Kyoto Sem/Year Japan Asia
CIEE/Sophia University Tokyo Sem/Year Japan Asia
Earlham/Waseda Tokyo Sem/Year Japan Asia
I.E.S. Nagoya, Tokyo Sem/Year Japan Asia
JCMU Hikone Sem/Year Japan Asia
KCJS (Columbia) Kyoto Sem/Year Japan Asia
Middlebury Tokyo Sem/Year Japan Asia
Waseda University Tokyo Sem/Year Japan Asia
Ewha Women's University Seoul Sem/Year Korea Asia
Seoul Nat'l University Seoul Sem/Year Korea Asia
Yonsei University Seoul Sem/Year Korea Asia
SRAS/Central Asian Studies Bishkek Sem/Year Kyrgyzstan Asia
SIT Ulaanbaatar Semester Mongolia Asia
Pitzer College Kathmandu Semester Nepal Asia
SIT Kathmandu Semester Nepal Asia
Univ. Wisconsin Kathmandu Year Nepal Asia
National University Singapore Sem/Year Singapore Asia
CIEE Taipei Sem/Year Taiwan Asia
ICLP Taipei Year Taiwan Asia
Chiang Mai U./U. Wis. Chiang Mai Year Thailand Asia
CIEE Khon Kaen Semester Thailand Asia
CET Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Semester Vietnam Asia
SIT Ho Chi Minh City Semester Vietnam Asia
IES Vienna Sem/Year Austria Europe
Karl Franzens U. Graz Sem/Year Austria Europe
Trinity  Vienna Semester Austria Europe
U. Vienna Vienna Year Austria Europe
CIEE Brussels Sem/Year Belgium Europe
IFE Brussels Semester Belgium Europe
CET Prague Semester Czech Republic Europe
CHP Prague Sem/Year Czech Republic Europe
CIEE Prague Sem/Year Czech Republic Europe
NYU Prague Sem/Year Czech Republic Europe
Prague Film School Prague Sem/Year Czech Republic Europe
SIT Prague Semester Czech Republic Europe
Danish Institute for Study Abroad Copenhagen Sem/Year Denmark Europe
Advanced Studies in England Bath/Oxford Sem/Year England U.K. Europe
Arcadia University Various Sem/Year England U.K. Europe
Boston University London Semester England U.K. Europe
Butler/COPA. Various Sem/Year England U.K. Europe
CIEE London Semester England U.K. Europe
IES London, Oxford Sem/Year England U.K. Europe
LAMDA (London Acad. Of Music and Dramatic Art) London Semester England U.K. Europe
London School of Economics (LSE) London Year England U.K. Europe
Syracuse London Semester England U.K. Europe
Williams Exeter Programme Oxford Year England U.K. Europe
American University Center (Aix-en-Provence) Marseilles Sem/Year France Europe
Columbia University Paris Sem/Year France Europe
Ctr. for U. Programs Abroad Paris Sem/Year France Europe
Davidson College Tours Sem/Year France Europe
Hamilton College Program Paris Sem/Year France Europe
IES Nantes, Paris Sem/Year France Europe
IFE French Field Study & Internship Paris, Strasbourg Semester France Europe
Middlebury Paris, Poitiers, Bordeaux Sem/Year France Europe
New York University Paris Sem/Year France Europe
SIT Toulouse Sem/Year France Europe
Smith College Paris Year France Europe
Sweet Briar College Paris Sem/Year France Europe
Syracuse University Strasbourg Semester France Europe
Tufts in Paris Paris Spring France Europe
Wellesley College Aix-en-Provence Spring/Year France Europe
Wesleyan College Paris Sem/Year France Europe
CIEE Berlin Sem/Year Germany Europe
Columbia Berlin Consortium Berlin Sem/Year Germany Europe
ECLA Bard Berlin Sem/Year Germany Europe
IES Various Sem/Year Germany Europe
Lexia Berlin Sem/Year Germany Europe
Middlebury Berlin, Mainz Sem/Year Germany Europe
NYU Berlin Sem/Year Germany Europe
Smith Hamburg Sem/Year Germany Europe
American College of Thessaloniki Athens Sem/Year Greece Europe
Arcadia University Athens Sem/Year Greece Europe
College Year in Athens Athens Sem/Year Greece Europe
The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts Paros Semester Greece Europe
AIT Budapest Sem/Year Hungary Europe
Budapest Math. Sem./St. Olaf Budapest Sem/Year Hungary Europe
Central European Univ/Bard Budapest Sem/Year Hungary Europe
CEU- Bard Budapest Sem/Year Hungary Europe
CIEE Budapest Sem/Year Hungary Europe
Center for Ecological Living & Learning Sólheimar Semester Iceland Europe
Arcadia University Various Sem/Year Ireland Europe
Burren College of Art Ballyvaugham Sem/Year Ireland Europe
Butler/COPA Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Maynooth Sem/Year Ireland Europe
IES Dublin Sem/Year Ireland Europe
Interstudy Various Sem/Year Ireland Europe
Trinity College Dublin Sem/Year Ireland Europe
Accademia Dell'Arte Arezzo Semester Italy Europe
Arcadia Florence, Lecce, Syracuse, Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Bologna Consortial Studies Program Univ. of Bologna Bologna Year Italy Europe
Boston University Padua, Venice Sem/Year Italy Europe
Brown Bologna Sem/Year Italy Europe
Cornell University Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Dickinson College Bologna Year Italy Europe
Duke in Venice Venice Semester Italy Europe
Georgetown Florence Sem/Year Italy Europe
IES Milan, Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Intercol. Center Classical Studies (ICCS) Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Mediterranean Center for Arts & Sciences Sicily Semester Italy Europe
Pitzer College Parma, Modena Semester Italy Europe
SACI (Studio Art Centers Int'l) Florence Sem/Year Italy Europe
Sarah Lawrence College Florence Spring/Year Italy Europe
Siena School for Liberal ArtsSiena Art Institute Siena Sem/Year Italy Europe
Temple University (studio art only) Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Trinity College Rome Sem/Year Italy Europe
Umbra Institute Perugia Sem/Year Italy Europe
Vassar/Wellesley/Wesleyan ECCO Bologna Sem/Year Italy Europe
CIEE Amsterdam Sem/Year Netherlands Europe
IES Amsterdeam Sem/Year Netherlands Europe
SIT Amsterdam, Utrecht Semester Netherlands Europe
HECUA-Scan. Urban Studies Oslo Semester Norway Europe
Norwegian U of Science & Technology Trondheim Sem/Year Norway Europe
University of Oslo Oslo Sem/Year Norway Europe
CIEE Warsaw Sem/Year Poland Europe
CIEE Lisbon Sem/Year Portugal Europe
Arcadia University Various Sem/Year Scotland U.K. Europe
Butler/COPA Various Sem/Year Scotland U.K. Europe
 IFE/French Field Study  Paris, Strassbourg, Brussels  Semester  France  Europe
API/Bilbao Studio Arts Bilbao Semester Spain Europe
Arcadia University Toledo, Barcelona, Granada Sem/Year Spain Europe
Boston University Burgos, Madrid Sem/Year Spain Europe
Brethren College Abroad Barcelona Sem/Year Spain Europe
Brown/CASB Barcelona Sem/Year Spain Europe
Center for Cross-Cultural Study Seville, Alicante Sem/Year Spain Europe
CIEE Seville, Barceelona Spr/Year Spain Europe
Colby College in Spain Salamanca Sem/Year Spain Europe
Duke in Madrid Madrid Sem/Year Spain Europe
Emory University Salamanca Sem/Year Spain Europe
Hamilton College Madrid Sem/Year Spain Europe
IES Madrid,Salamanca, Granada (for adv. language students only) Sem/Year Spain Europe
Middlebury Madrid, Gatafe, Segovia, Logrono Sem/Year Spain Europe
NYU Madrid Sem/Year Spain Europe
Programe De Estudios Hispanicos Cordoba Sem/Year Spain Europe
Sweet Briar College Seville Spr/Year Spain Europe
Syracuse University Madrid Sem/Year Spain Europe
Trinity/Barcelona Barcelona Sem/Year Spain Europe
UNC/Chapel Hill Seville Sem/Year Spain Europe
University of Illinois Barcelona Year Spain Europe
University of VA Valencia Sem/Year Spain Europe
CIEE Uppsala Sem/Year Sweden Europe
The Swedish Progam Stockholm Sem/Year Sweden Europe
BU/Internship Geneva Geneva Semester Switzerland Europe
ETH Zurich Zurich Sem/Year Switzerland Europe
SIT Geneva Semester Switzerland Europe
Smith College Geneva Year Switzerland Europe
U. of Geneva GISP Geneva Fall Switzerland Europe
University of the West Indies St. Augustine Sem/Year Trinidad Europe
Interstudy Swansea Sem/Year Wales U.K. Europe
ACTR Moscow Semester Russia Europe
CIEE St. Petersburg Sem/Year Russia Europe
Math in Moscow Moscow Semester Russia Europe
Middlebury Moscow, Voronezh, Yaroslavl Sem/Year Russia Europe
Smolny/Bard St. Petersburg Sem/Year Russia Europe
SRAS St. Petersburg Sem/Year Russia Europe
Theater Arts Academy St. Petersburg Sem/Year Russia Europe
Vassar St. Petersburg Fall Russia Europe
University of Nicosia Nicosia Sem/Year Cypris Middle East
Arava Institute Eilot Semester Israel Middle East
Haifa University Haifa Sem/Year Israel Middle East
Hebrew University Jerusalem Spr/Year Israel Middle East
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Sem/Year Israel Middle East
Wesleyan Univ. in Jerursalem Jerusalem Semester Israel Middle East
AMIDEAST Amman Sem/Year Jordan Middle East
CIEE Amman Sem/Year Jordan Middle East
Middlebury Amman Sem/Year Jordan Middle East
SIT Amman Semester Jordan Middle East
American University Beirut Sem/Year Lebanon Middle East
Binghamton Univ./ Bosphorus Univ. Istanbul Sem/Year Turkey Middle East
CIEE Ankara, Istanbul Sem/Year Turkey Middle East
Georgetown/McGhee Ctr Alanya Fall Turkey Middle East
IES Istanbul Sem/Year Turkey Middle East
Syracuse Istanbul Sem/Year Turkey Middle East
American University in Dubai Dubai Sem/Year United Arab Emirates Middle East
Arcadia University Various Sem/Year Australia Oceania
Boston University Sydney Semester Australia Oceania
Butler/COPA Various Sem/Year Australia Oceania
IES Sydney Semester Australia Oceania
School for Field Studies Queensland Semester Australia Oceania
SIT Melbourne, Cairns Semester Australia Oceania
University of the South Pacific Suva Semester Fiji Oceania
Arcadia Various Sem/Year New Zealand Oceania
Boston University Aukland Semester New Zealand Oceania
Butler/COPA Various Universities Sem/Year New Zealand Oceania
Ecoquest Various Semester New Zealand Oceania
Frontiers Abroad Christ Church, Aukland Semester New Zealand Oceania
IES Christ Church, Aukland Semester New Zealand Oceania
SIT Samoa Semester Samoa Oceania
Antioch College, Women's Studies Europe Fall World Multiple Country Program
SIT/IHP N/A N/A World Multiple Country Program
Rethinking Globalization Various Year World Multiple Country Program
Nations and Identities Various Fall World Multiple Country Program
Cities in the 21st Century Various Semester World Multiple Country Program
Health & Community N/A N/A World Multiple Country Program