Study Abroad

Study Abroad Information Presentation:

Students interested in studying abroad should view the Study Abroad Information Presentation before scheduling an appointment with Cindy Irby, the Study Abroad Advisor.

Global Learning at Washington & Lee

Global learning is the acquisition of the skills and knowledge needed to understand the interactions across cultural or national borders or substantial comparisons between cultures or nations.

Where Will You Go?

Use our interactive map to explore destinations where W&L's approved programs are offered for a full term or academic year.

Choosing a Program

Approval of particular study abroad programs will be based upon quality of instruction, range and appropriateness of curricular offerings, opportunities for cultural integration, and strength of administrative and structural support. Students should select from programs based on their academic interests and in consultation with faculty, advisers, and the Center for International Education.

Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair takes place each fall and is a wonderful opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of approved programs to explore study abroad options.

Applying to Study Abroad

Before applying to a study abroad program or university, students must meet with the Study Abroad Advisor to discuss the application and approval process. Please contact Cindy Irby at to schedule an appointment.

Policies and Procedures

What you need to know before you go. Learn about eligibility requirements for study abroad, program and course approval, credit transfer, required languages, fees, financial aid and special rules for summer off-campus study.

Certificate of International Immersion

Students who show significant commitment to and understanding of global interaction may apply to have their experiences recognized with a Certificate of International Immersion, noted on the transcript and in the listing of honors at Commencement.