the Journey of a Lifetime 


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

Spring 2025 HWSabroad Information Session
(semester programs): Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 – 7:30 p.m., Vandervort Room

Spring 2025 program application deadline: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

J-term 2024-25 HWSabroad Information Session (short-term programs): Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 – 7:30 p.m., Trinity 305

J-term 2024-25 application deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Study Abroad Funding Workshops (for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024):
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 – 5 p.m., AIC Stine Room
Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 – 3 p.m., Trinity 305

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. More than 60% 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 the 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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