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 the Junior class studies 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