STUDY AWAY CALENDAR *during 2013-2014
[Study Away Petitions Available on
PeopleSoft Self Service beginning TBD]
GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS for study away *2014-2015 petitions:
(All sophomores must attend one Study Away Information Session and
complete a Study Away Questionnaire prior to scheduling a meeting with Dean McKeon.)
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:00PM Faculty House Downstairs Lounge (WEPO only)
Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00PM – Paresky Auditorium
Thursday, November 21 - Spring Pre-Departure Meeting (students away for spring 2014) - 4:00PM - Paresky Auditorium
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 7:00PM Paresky Auditorium
STUDY AWAY WALK-IN HOURS
Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:30AM
Please check in when you arrive in the Dean’s Office for a walk-in meeing.
Schedule a meeting with Dean McKeon: contact Karen Ryan at 597-4262
- Students need to think about the option of junior year away during their sophomore year as they begin the process of considering major fields and course requirements. Many students want to study at another college or university, in this country or abroad, during their undergraduate education. Getting started: Read the Guide to Study Abroad. Consult faculty members with expertise in the area or region of interest. Browse through the reference library and evaluations of programs from former students in the Dean’s Office, attend a General Information Session hosted by Dean Laura McKeon and then meet with Dean McKeon to discuss where you might like to study in your junior year. All students interested in studying away and submitting a petition to do so must meet with Dean McKeon before April of their sophomore year.
- All students in good standing with no deficiencies, including financial aid recipients, may study away on approved programs during all or part of the junior year. Financial aid is available for eligible recipients, but students must confer with that office. Academic credit is earned after evidence of the satisfactory completion of the program. A student wishing to enroll in another institution or program in this country or abroad, and to transfer credits earned on this program to Williams, must consult with Laura McKeon and the appropriate department chair early in the Fall Semester of the sophomore year. A study away plan is approved by the chair of the student’s major department, Dean McKeon, and the Committee on Academic Standing. Students wishing to study away for any portion of the junior year must submit a study away petition to Dean McKeon by the March deadline of the sophomore year.
- If you receive academic or other accommodations at Williams for a disability, you can request those while away from Williams as well (although you are not required to do so). To explore this option, talk with Dr. Joyce Foster, Director of Academic Resources, well in advance of departing for your program, so that she can provide a letter to your program explaining the accommodations you receive at Williams.
- When a student has decided to accept an offer of admission from a program, he or she must notify the Dean’s Office. The Committee on Academic Standing will make a final decision at that time. Students must attend a pre-departure meeting and meet all the guidelines as directed in the Guide to Study Abroad. Upon return to Williams, students are required to complete a program evaluation form before they can receive Study Away credit on their Williams transcript and meet with Dean McKeon.
Read the “Ten Steps to Studying Abroad”
Student Instructions for Study Away Petition on People Soft (currently under construction)
Submit on PeopleSoft and copy of petition to the Dean’s Office, Study Away any time before
March 3, 2014 AT 4:00PM.
Inquiries regarding Study Away at Williams should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.