Selecting a Program
UMW Approved Programs are non-Faculty-Led programs which allow students to study abroad at institutions around the world for a summer term, semester, or year. Each program has been vetted by UMW to ensure academic quality and a high degree of excellence. Students may enroll in any approved program that suits their needs. For UMW Exchange Programs, students pay the regular in-state or out-of-state tuition rate (as applicable) to UMW, while all other associated fees (such as room and board) are paid directly to the institution. For all other programs, students pay all fees directly to the program provider or international institution. Pricing and exchange rates for overseas programs vary widely and are subject to change.
Download a complete list of UMW Approved Study Abroad Programs.
Students who do not find a UMW Approved Program to suit their academic goals may petition to participate in an alternate program. Contact CIE for more information.
Once you have chosen a UMW Approved Program for your education abroad experience, there are some steps you must take to prepare for your journey. Make sure you meet the criteria for studying abroad, and plan ahead for your transfer credits to fulfill all the right requirements in your degree plan. Then complete the UMW Approved Program Checklist to stay on track as you prepare to depart.