Direct Enrollment Suggestions

Studying abroad is an integral part of a W&L education. The purpose of study abroad is to further one's knowledge of the world and its cultures and to expand the opportunities and arenas for academic inquiry.

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.

The following characteristics ought to be considered in choosing an appropriate study abroad program:

  • intellectual engagement of students and faculty
  • quality of academic programs as determined by national ratings or rankings, home-country or US accreditation, breadth and depth of the curriculum available to visiting students, appropriate language instruction, and reputation among peer departments or disciplines, and experience based on former students evaluations
  • safety and security situation in the host country, city, and at host institution
  • cultural engagement of students through courses which explore the host country's politics, society, economics, arts, literature, etc.
  • cultural exposure determined in part by the locale and program of study
  • quality of faculty and administrative relationships with students

The Williams School suggests the following direct enrollment programs:

Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
Danish Institute for Study Abroad - DIS (Scandinavia)
London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England) *Full-Year Only
Olin Business School Israel Summer Business Academy (Herzliya, Israel) *Summer Only