Spring Term Abroad is a special part of the Washington and Lee curriculum and experience. These courses allow students to get an up-close, intensive, and personal experience of the subject matter on-site with a W&L faculty member during the spring term.
The Williams School offers opportunities for students to travel all over the world on approved study abroad programs for a semester, a full year or a summer. Semester and full-year programs are usually aimed at students from sophomore through senior year and planning should begin 6-9 months in advance. All eligible students can study abroad and financial aid will travel abroad with the student.
The Center for International Education (CIE) at Washington and Lee provides information for students interested in study abroad. Various programs have been vetted and approved to ensure quality and to confirm that curricula meet Washington and Lee's standards. Students should begin their inquiries there, but should also speak with Williams School faculty for advice and guidance.
Students also pursue outside scholarships (fellowships) for experiences abroad including research, language classes, and internships. To see some of the options, search the W&L database on fellowships. Under "What Type of Program?" choose "Travel" or "Language" from the drop-down menu. Please make an appointment with the Associate Dean of the College for an individual and customized consultation.