We educate students to be participants in a global and diverse society by engaging students through coursework, speaker series and cultural programs, and a vibrant and extensive study abroad program.
Approximately 70% of our students participate in an experience abroad. This may be through a full term abroad, full-year abroad, faculty-led Spring Term abroad program, summer programs, international internships, international research opportunities, or service-learning. Advisers at the Center for International Education work with you to choose a program tailored to your academic interests and career goals, or to find funding for international experiences during the summer.
Spring Term Abroad
Students have the opportunity to get an up-close, intensive and personal experience abroad, studying a single subject on-site with their professor and classmates during W&L’s four-week Spring Term. Many students go more than once, and additional financial assistance is available for qualified students. While there are opportunities for students to travel abroad throughout the year, Spring Term is an additional option for students whose schedules can’t accommodate a full semester or year abroad.
International Students and Scholars
Washington and Lee University is home to international students and scholars from more than fifty countries of citizenship and hosts dozens of globally themed events annually. International students and scholars are dynamic members of the campus community and enrich W&L’s mission to prepare all graduates to thrive in a global and diverse society.