• Get a Passport
    Begin this process immediately when applying to your program(s) abroad. Check your passport expiration date and be sure it is an adult passport. If your passport expires before or while you are away, it must be renewed. If it is a youth passport, you must reapply for an adult passport.
  • Research opportunities to study away
    Online on our programs page, Study Away library in the International Education and Study Away Office, International Education and Study Away Fair.
  • Attend International Education and Study Away Fair in mid-September
  • Attend a Study Away General Advising Session during the fall semester
    REQUIRED for all students. Must attend to get final study away approval.
  • Study Away Individual Meetings
    For Appointments visit our online appointment calendar to set-up a meeting: Make an Appointment 
  • Complete Study Away General Application in Student Records System (PeopleSoft) and Study Away Essay: Study Away General Application in Peoplesoft and Study Away Essay Instructions  Available in October to March 1 deadline. You must submit a petition in your sophomore year to study away for the fall, full-year, or spring of your junior year.
  • Apply directly to Study Away Program(s)
    You may apply to as many as you wish, your petition can only reflect your first choice program. You are allowed one petition per semester per student.
  • Submit Program Authorization/Approval Form
    May not apply to all study away programs, you will receive this form during your application process to your program. The Director will sign this form only if she has met with you previously about your plans and you have submitted your general application and essays.
  • Williams College Study Away Contact Information
    List on your study away program application the following contact information:

    Williams College
    International Education and Study Away
    Attn: Christina Stoiciu, Director
    [email protected]

  • Confirm Program Acceptance
    Complete the form above to confirm your intent to study away. Include the program name and dates of the program with this confirmation.  You cannot access your General Application to make changes.  If the program is different from the program listed on your General Application; your application will be amended administratively.  In this case you must also include the courses you intend to take and any changes made to the selection of courses for major credit on General Application. If the location of study changes, you will be required to submit a new set of essays.
  • Receive Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) Letter
    You will receive your CAS letter of approval to study away via email. The letter will include the credit requirements of your program as well as the term of study away and the program.  It is your responsibility to notify the International Education and Study Away Office if any of this information is incorrect.
  • Complete Pre-Departure Webinar and Forms
    All students who have confirmed their acceptance to study away are required to complete the Pre-Departure Webinar and take the Quiz by the deadline specified for their semester away.
  • Submit your budget to Financial Aid (if applicable) and work with the Office of Student Accounts on program payment prior to departure.
  • Request Study Away Transcript and Credit
    Students are responsible for requesting their transcripts to be sent to the International Education and Study Away office once they complete their program. The program transcript of grades will not be processed for Williams credit until the program evaluation is received.
  •  Request two official transcripts, one for your own records and one to be sent to Christina Stoiciu, Director:

    Williams College
    International Education and Study Away Office
    PO Box 518
    Williamstown, MA 01267

    or delivery (instead of PO Box):

    Williams College
    International Education and Study Away Office
    Hopkins Hall, 2nd Floor
    880 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267

  • Complete Program Evaluation in order for credit to transfer. Transcripts will not be processed until this step is completed.