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Mission Statement

The Office of Global Education and Study Away promotes high quality curricular and co-curricular opportunities for Williams students to experience beyond the Purple Valley. In collaboration with academic units on campus, we provide access to trusted programs and accredited Colleges and Universities that enhance the Williams College experience. All Williams students are given this unique opportunity to understand difference through diversity of thought, both domestically and internationally. Studying away also strengthens linguistic aptitude, deepens knowledge of the liberal arts, and teaches students to adapt to cultures different from their own. It is our hope that through study away, students learn to become more informed global citizens and meaningfully contribute to the greater issues and challenges of our day.