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Study Abroad

Global learning is multifaceted. Paths towards engaged global citizenship are as unique and distinct as the student that pursues them. W&L's innovative program in global learning embraces the diversity of opportunities on campus and abroad and guides students as they choose a path to follow throughout their undergraduate experience. Come visit the Center for International Education to begin your journey!

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Application Deadlines

Fall Term and Full Year March 1
Winter Term October 15
Non-W&L Spring Term Study February 1
Spring Term February 15
Summer Term April 1
St. Andrews - W&L Partnership February 15

*If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due the last business day before the deadline.

Spring Term Abroad

Spring Term Abroad is a special part of the W&L curriculum and experience. These courses allow students to get an up-close, intensive, and personal experience of the subject matter on-site with a faculty member during the spring term.

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Application Timeline

Oct. 10, 2017 - General Information Session at 6:30 pm in Stackhouse Theater (PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! We will begin at 6:30 PM!)

Oct. 27, 2017 - Application deadline

Dec. 1, 2017 - Non-refundable deposit of $250 due to confirm participation

Jan. 15, 2018 - ‘Drop-dead date' to withdraw from program without incurring full financial obligation

Funding for Students

The Center for International Education invites students to apply for funding for summer international experiences. Our summer programs are supported by numerous benefactors.

The Center supports applications for:

  • Internships in another country
  • Research with a faculty member or in support of a thesis
  • Summer coursework in another country (in China, Japan, or a predominantly Muslim country)

The Center's funds are dedicated to the support for international experiences around the world, and in particular:

  • Summer study/research in predominantly Muslim countries
  • Summer experiences in non-western countries
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International Students

International students enrich campus life in the classroom and around campus. The CIE supports international degree-seeking students, exchange students, and scholars in their transition to the Washington and Lee University and while on campus.

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About Us

The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee promotes global learning within, across and beyond our campus. The world is our classroom as we strive to create an effective global learning environment by providing leadership, administrative oversight, and broad support for international learning and global engagement.

  • develop, guide, and monitor opportunities for overseas learning by students,
  • support faculty logistically in their international research, teaching, and curricular development,
  • advise and assist students, faculty and visitors from abroad in their integration into and involvement with the university and the local community,
  • promote the ideals of global citizenship, intercultural appreciation, and mutual understanding in a rapidly changing world.

Campus Address

Center for International Education
Washington and Lee University
The Ruscio Center for Global Learning
Lexington, VA 24450
Ph: (540) 458-8203