the Journey of a Lifetime 


Center for Global Education
Trinity Hall, 3rd Floor
(315) 781-3307

Learn about the Spring 2024 study abroad application process. Applications due February 28, 2023!

Schedule a CGE Advising Session with Amy Teel (semester programs).

Schedule a CGE Advising Session with Colleen Kolb (short-term programs).

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

The HWS curriculum is designed to incorporate off-campus study. Nearly 70% of Hobart and William Smith students participate in off-campus study before they graduate.

Whether you travel abroad for a full semester or for a few weeks in January or in the summer, the Center for Global Education (CGE) will help you get the most out of your international adventures offering training as you prepare to leave, support while you are away and opportunities to share, reflect and build upon your experiences when you return.



    Your world.
    Students on a mountainside in Wales

    As it could be.

    abroad destinations

    We send students to every corner of the world - for coursework, research, internships, language development, cultural immersion and personal transformation. Wherever you go, you'll apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.


    Photos from Around the World


    The Center for Global Education sets you up for a successful abroad experience -- helping you choose a program that complements your academic plan, providing pre-departure preparation, serving as a support system while you are away and guiding you in your re-entry to campus.

    • Financial Aid & Scholarships

      Our office keeps an active list of funding opportunities to help offset the cost of your HWS abroad experience.

    • International Travel Policy

      CGE follows the Department of State's Travel Advisory system to ensure he safety and security of our students, faculty and staff abroad.

    • Guide to Semester Programs

      Learn what to expect before, during and after your semester abroad.

    • Re-Entry Programming

      Share your experience with campus by becoming a Programming assistant, hosting a Global Cafe or contributing to the Aleph.

    • Meet the Team

      CGE is committed to providing a transformative learning experience abroad and inspiring your growth as a global citizen.

    • Kinghorn Fellowship

      The Kinghorn Fellowship recognizes outstanding HWS Faculty and staff who exemplify what it means to be a global citizen.

    • International Exchange Students

      More than 40 countries are represented among the HWS student body. We welcome applications from international exchange students.

    • Engage with CGE

      Follow us on Instagram to get a better sense of what your life abroad could be like.

    • For Faculty

      This page is designed for faculty seeking to support the CGE's mission to promote global study and internationalize our campus.

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