John Salemi '17 - The Parthenon - Rome, Italy

Mary Beth Dato '17 - Cordoba, Spain

Samantha Polsky '17 - Matera, Italy

Juliette Norrmen-Smith '17 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Ross Flieger-Allison '17 - Budapest, Hungary

Justice Namaste '17 - Boulders Beach - Cape Town, South Africa

Alyza Ngbokoli '17 - Paris, France

Eduardo Avalos '17 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elim Cho '17 - Carnevale di Venez - Venice, Italy

Mei Mei Chan '17 - The Louvre - Paris, France

Erica Chang '17 - Chitons in the Intertidal - Williams Mystic

Max Sopher '17 - St. Peter's Basilica - Rome, Italy

Robin Park '17 - The Shard from the Thames - London, England

Kobie Allen '17 - Gaiza Pyramid - Cairo, Egypt

Oscar Hurtado '17 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Madeline Swarr '17 - Bahraich Uttar Pradesh - India

Schuyler Melore '17 - Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

Miarou Guan '17 - Lake Erie on Ship - Niagara, Williams Mystic

Quentin Cohan '17 - Canal Belt - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Williams College Office of International Education and Study Away

Mission Statement

The Office of International Education and Study Away promotes high quality curricular and co-curricular opportunities for Williams students to experience beyond the Purple Valley. In collaboration with academic units on campus, we provide access to trusted programs and accredited Colleges and Universities that enhance the Williams College experience. Students are given this unique opportunity to understand difference through diversity of thought, both domestically and internationally. Studying away also strengthens linguistic aptitude, deepens knowledge of the liberal arts, and teaches students to adapt to cultures different from their own. It is our hope that through study away, students learn to become more informed global citizens and meaningfully contribute to the greater issues and challenges of our day.

Director’s Welcome

Welcome and thank you for considering study away as part of your Williams College experience. As you might already know, studying away as an undergraduate is a unique opportunity that does not come along too often. Nationally, only about 10% of graduates from American Institutions study abroad at some point during their four year degree. At Williams, close to 50% of students in their junior year study away. Now is your time to be among them and immerse yourself in a different learning environment. Experience this world in a way that you may never have imagined!

We are here to help you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a study away program that meets your needs. There are so many programs out there that it may seem daunting to decide. No worries! We can help you navigate the petition, application, and acceptance process. Simply attend a mandatory information meeting on campus in the fall where we will review all that you will need to know. You should also plan to complete the questionnaire on this website to begin thinking about your cultural and academic goals while studying away. Then, come and meet with me to discuss your study away options and ask any questions you may have. From there, you can apply to the program of your choice!

We encourage you to think about the option of study away as you begin the process of considering major fields and course requirements during your sophomore year. Many of the resources you need can be found here on this website and you also have a number of people on campus who can help you maximize the study away experience.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you choose your next academic adventure away…

Tina Breakell

Director, International Education and Study Away

International Education and Study Away Office
Hopkins Hall, Room 210, 2nd Floor

Study Away Meetings by Appointment Only

For Appointments 597-4262 or email [email protected]

(Please provide days and times you are available to meet in your initial email.)

“Quick Question Drop-In Hours” Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm 

You may stop in without an appointment during this time to ask a quick question regarding your study away plans. You will be seen on a first come, first served basis. If you need to meet for more than 10 minutes, please schedule an appointment to meet with the Director instead.





Fall 2016

Fri, Sept. 16
Hops & Vines
Study Away Returning Students Reception
Fall, Full Year, and Spring
Sat, Sept. 17
Greylock Mill, North Adams
Study Away General Information Session
As Part of the “Second Year Experience”
Wed, Sept. 21
Paresky Center
Study Away Fair
Tue, Sept. 27
Faculty House Downstairs
Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford
(WEPO) Information Meeting
All Sophomores interested are invited to attend.
Thu, Sept. 29
Hollander 241
Japanese Study Abroad Meeting
Sat, Oct. 1 Study Away Petitions Available on PeopleSoft

Tue, Oct. 4
Hollander 241
French and Francophone Study Abroad Meeting
Wed, Oct. 5
Paresky Auditorium
Study Away General Information Session

Thu, Oct. 6
Hopkins 001
Spanish Study Abroad Meeting
Thu, Oct. 6
Hamilton in Paris Study Abroad Meeting
Tue, Oct. 25
Paresky Auditorium
Williams-Mystic Information Session
Tue, Oct. 25
Paresky Auditorium
Study Away General Information Session
 Nov. 14 – 18

International Education Week

Mon, Nov. 14
Griffin 3
Fellowships Student Panel
Tue, Nov. 15
Schow 030A
Global Studies Colloquium
Tue, Nov. 15
Weston 1st Fl Conf. Rm.
Financial Aid and Study Away Presentation
Tue, Nov. 15
Hollander 040
Chinese Study Away
Wed, Nov. 16
Dodd House
Study Away Student Reflections with SYE
Wed, Nov. 16
Mission Park
CFLLC Language Tables Extravaganza
Thu, Nov. 17
Spice Root
Russian Study Away
Thu, Nov. 17
Griffin 3
Career Services – Articulating Your International Experience
Fri, Nov. 18
Baxter Hall
International Student Club Talent Show
Thu, Dec. 1
Study Away Spring Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz
(Spring 2017 Study Away Students)

Spring 2017

Tue, Jan. 31
Fall ’16 Returnees – Deadline to Submit EDI Essay
Wed, Feb. 8
 WEPO Applications due by 3:00PM
Fri, Feb. 24
Griffin 7
 NEW DAY AND TIME!!  WEPO Admits Orientation Meeting
Wed, March 1
Study Away Petitions due by 4:00PM
Thu, April 13
Hopkins Hall, Room 001
WEPO Pre-Departure Meeting
Wed, April 20
Study Away Fall and Full Year Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz
(Fall, Full Year 2017-18 Students)