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Study Abroad

W&L's innovative program in global learning understands that each student's path toward engaged global citizenship is distinct and the many opportunities for learning abroad are a means to enrich academic and personal growth-in ways not available on campus.

Planning and preparation are key steps to a worthwhile experience abroad. Visit the Center for International Education (CIE) for guidance and support.

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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

Dec. 01, 2016 - Non-refundable deposit of $250 due to confirm participation

Jan. 16, 2017 - ‘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 limited cases)

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
  • Study abroad in China or Japan (during the summer or academic year)
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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.

Learn More About Our Global Campus

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. To this end, we are here to work with you to:

  • 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.

Where to Find Us

We are located on the first floor of the Kenneth P. Ruscio Center for Global Learning. We look forward to working with you as you plan your global educational experience!


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