Study Abroad


Most Hobart and William Smith students will participate in some kind of international learning experience before they graduate. CGE programs are developed carefully and intentionally, to integrate with and complement the HWS curriculum, and to foster personal growth and cross-cultural understanding.

The programs on this page are recommended for students in International Relations, but do note that the list is not comprehensive. Other locations may offer relevant coursework depending on a student’s individual academic needs and interests. Students may take courses abroad to earn credit toward majors and minors, as well as to address academic goals. However, it is critical that students review the list of courses (and descriptions) available in programs of interest with their academic adviser, department chair, and with staff of the Center for Global Education before applying.

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Brussels, Belgium

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copenhagen, Denmark

Quito, Ecuador/Cuzco, Peru

Aix-en-Provence, France

Berlin IES, Germany

Freiburg, Germany

Hong Kong

Galway, Ireland

Amman, Jordan

Maastricht, Netherlands

Makhanda, South Africa

Seoul, South Korea

Tunis, Tunisia

Hanoi, Vietnam