Study Abroad

Study Abroad

An overwhelming percentage of entering students list Study Abroad as one of the options they hope to take advantage of during their undergraduate careers. It would be helpful to students if as First-Year Adviser you were able to begin a conversation about study abroad opportunities early in your advising relationship. In order to assist you, the Center for International Education has listed some basic information below that should be helpful as advisees come to you with questions. Please do not hesitate to contact Cindy Irby ( X8193 or Mark Rush ( or go to the Center for International Education website for additional information.

Please encourage your advisees to attend the fall study abroad fair.
Study Abroad website -
Study Abroad Advisor - Cindy Irby, CGL 143,, x8193
Office Hours by appointment

Study Abroad Options
Semester and full-year programs are usually aimed at students from the sophomore through the 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.

Washington and Lee Spring Term Abroad programs are generally open to First Year students and the full list of STA courses will be announced in late September. Informational meetings will be held in October.  Applications for Spring Term Abroad are due in October. The timeline for Spring Term Abroad can be found here.

Study Abroad Information Sessions
Check the calendar for the Study Abroad Fair usually held late in September. The fair will have representatives from 25+ programs and W&L spring term abroad courses.
Information sessions for study abroad will be offered throughout the fall and winter terms.

Plan in advance to fit in study abroad.  Add Certificate of International Immersion.  Students can us the interactive map to explore destinations where W&L's approved programs are offered.