Global Reach

A William & Mary education transcends boundaries.

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William & Mary today is a leading force for international education and training ground for international specialists around the world. Few other world universities combine centuries of commitment to excellence in teaching international subjects (including sponsorship of study abroad programs since 1924), opportunities for hands-on student research on global issues, close ties to policymakers, and a passionately committed base of local, national and international alumni.

Proud to be #1 in study abroad

William & Mary is the #1 public university for study abroad. Nearly 60% of all undergraduates study abroad in their W&M careers. More than 750 undergraduate students study abroad each year in more than 50 countries around the world. 

Building on a global tradition: All are welcome here

William & Mary builds on a global tradition of more than three centuries, beginning with our founding in 1693 as an American overseas campus representing the British Crown.

{{youtube:medium:right|lChnn9CX5hs, William & Mary: International Campus & Community}}William & Mary is a vibrant, welcoming campus and community with a truly global student body, faculty, staff and outlook. William & Mary’s graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, education, law and marine science are also globally recognized and attract students and scholars from around the world.

This year, more than 1000 international students, scholars and their families from nearly 70 countries have come to William & Mary, infusing our campus with their global perspectives.

Making international connections across the university

The Reves Center for International Studies serves as the “hub” of internationalization at the university. The Vice Provost for International affairs and staff combine forces to promote international teaching, learning, research and community involvement across the university to ensure that all W&M students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are included: