Getting Started

Your first steps in the Study Away process at Williams are:

1) Review Study Away Steps and General Information Videos.

2) Meet with a member of the Office of International Education and Study Away to discuss any further questions or concerns you may have (this is not required).

3) Submit a Study Away General Approval Application (March 1 deadline) and apply directly to the study away program by their listed deadline. More information about this process is here.


Other things to keep in mind:

Review Academic Requirements.

Sophomores should consider the option of junior year away as they begin the process of considering major fields and course requirements in the fall of their sophomore year.  Students may study at another college or university, in this country or abroad, during their junior year for a semester or the academic year.

It is required that students return to campus after a leave of absence for a full and successful semester at Williams prior to embarking on a study away experience.

All students in good standing with no deficiencies and who will satisfy the residency requirement of the College, including financial aid recipients, may study away on approved programs during all or part of their junior year.

Financial aid is available for eligible recipients, but students must confer with their advisor in the Financial Aid Office.

Academic credit is earned after evidence of the satisfactory completion of the program with graded courses in the liberal arts only.

Any accommodations you receive at Williams can be requested of the program on which you plan to study. To explore this option, set up a meeting with the Director of Academic Resources well in advance of departing for your program to create a plan.