How do I research my options?
- General Information Meetings
In September and October the Director will hold general information meetings on study away. The meetings will be announced in Campus Messages and WSO Announcements, and a Schedule of Study Abroad Events will be emailed to sophomores and posted in the International Education and Study Away Office. Info sessions are also posted in the International Education and Study Away Calendar.
- Group Advising Sessions
In the fall semester, a series of Group Advising Sessions will be held for students to come and ask questions about study away as well as discuss program options. Attending a general information session OR a group advising session is REQUIRED for students to receive study away approval. Advising Sessions are announced via Daily Messages and posted in the International Education and Study Away Calendar.
- International Education and Study Away Fair
Many program representatives will come to campus in mid-September to attend our Study Away Fair. They will be available to talk with prospective applicants and to describe their programs. The Fair goes on for several hours and students are strongly urged to attend. The program representatives can provide you with first-hand information about the programs in which you are interested, as well as brochures, catalogues and applications.Students who have returned from study away will be available to answer questions and discuss their experiences with you.
- Program Websites
On our Programs and Locations page you will find all of the approved program options available to Williams students. You are expected to have read the literature on programs of interest before attending a Group Advising Session or meeting with the Director. This is very important, come to your advising session prepared!
- Student Evaluations
The program evaluations from students who have most recently studied away are on this website. Students considering study away should read these evaluations carefully and talk to students who have returned from their study away experiences. Each student who studied away is required to complete a program evaluation when he/she returns and the evaluations are only accessible to those on the Purple Air network.
- Meetings with the Director
You can schedule an appointment with the Director after you have attended a study away Group Advising Session or General Information Session, done your research and have a plan of where you want to study and why. These meetings are not required, and are only needed if you have additional questions outside of the Group Advising Sessions and General Information Meetings. Visit our appointment calendar: https://tinyurl.com/StudyAwayAppointment to schedule an appointment. Make sure to include detail about what you want to discuss in your meeting. You must also complete a study away questionnaire before meeting with the Director.
Study Away Meetings – by Appointment Only
For Appointments to meet with the Director : Schedule online at https://tinyurl.com/StudyAwayAppointment – please make sure to include in your appointment request the reason for your meeting (questions you have, issues you wish to discuss etc.)!
Summer Office Hours – by Appointment Only
Appointments can be made by emailing the Study Away office at:
[email protected] and include the days and times you are available, or call 413-597-4262