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HWS Ranks among Peace Corps’ Top Schools

Wed, 26 Feb 2020

PeaceCorps-Cashel-McCarthyHobart and William Smith Colleges rank No. 16 among small schools on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020. This is the fourth consecutive year…

Pitch Finalists Compete for $10,000

Mon, 24 Feb 2020

Pitch Finalists 1The 2020 finalists for the Pitch, the Colleges’ entrepreneurial leadership contest, have created products and services that will make strides to empower women, help communities feel more safe and improve…

Initiating a Career Abroad

Wed, 19 Feb 2020

Global-Careers-panel-duThe Center for Global Education will host a “Global Futures Panel” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to highlight opportunities for students to jump-start their careers abroad. The panel will include members…



Financial Aid Abroad Meeting: Monday, January 27, 5 - 6 p.m., Trinity 305
This meeting is ONLY for students admitted to study abroad Fall 2020. Mark your calendars to learn about ALL funding opportunities for study abroad. We also encourage you to check out the various internal and outside scholarship opportunities provided on our website.

HWSabroad Information Session: Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m., Vandervort room
As you consider your off campus options for Spring 2021 or beyond, make sure to start with this Information Session to better understand the application process. The overview session will be followed by a short get together with program affiliates, faculty directors, staff and our returning Global Ambassador students for each individualized program.

Extended Small Group Advising Sessions: Sign up here
These sessions are ONLY for students interested in studying abroad Spring 2021 or beyond. Join CGE staff for focused advising on programs available based on your academic interests, tips on writing application essays, information on credits/grades, financial aid, the application process, etc.

Mini-Advising Sessions: Sign up here
These sessions are ONLY for students interested in studying abroad Spring 2021 or beyond. Brief 10-minute individual meeting with CGE staff.

Global Career Panel – "Guac and Global Careers: Dip into your Global Future!": Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Trinity 305
Interested in working, volunteering, studying, or teaching abroad after graduation? Hear from a panel of professionals and students to learn about exciting global opportunities!

Submit to the annual GLOBAL VISIONS PHOTO CONTEST: Deadline & submission link TBD

Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Semester Programs: Friday, February 28th
Online application portal closes at 11:59 p.m. APPLY HERE

Global Visions Photo Contest: Thursday, April 9, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Vandervort Room
The event will feature phenomenal photography from around the globe, food, prizes and a variety of performances!

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Your undergraduate journey begins in Geneva, but your HWS experience can take you across the globe.

60% of Hobart and William Smith students participate in off-campus study before they graduate. Whether it is interning with an organization in Vietnam, studying Spanish and living with a host family in Spain, or conducting fieldwork on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, such experiences complement and enhance the on-campus academic program.

Given our global focus, the HWS curriculum has been designed to encourage off-campus study. The Colleges maintain a robust menu of programs, offering a wide array of options in different academic disciplines around the world. Admission to these programs is competitive. Students should consult the CGE website for further details on each program, including eligibility requirements, course offerings, accommodations, excursions, and costs, as well as for information on the application process and funding opportunities.


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