Welcome to the Global Education Office

    The Global Education Office (GEO) encourages and facilitates international interactions and experiences for Washington College students, faculty, staff, and community members as well as for exchange students from our many partner institutions around the world.

    Resources for the WAC Community

    Study Abroad with Partner Institutions

    Studying abroad while at Washington College has far-reaching benefits for students, regardless of their programs of study. It expands world perspectives as it opens minds to different political, social, cultural, and economic traditions.

    Planning to study abroad? GEO can help you get there! Learn More

    International Students on Campus

    An integral part of the campus community, Washington College welcomes students from all over the world. Washington College currently has 29 international partner institutions in 22 countries. Students have the option to study for one or two semesters. Students from select institutions can also apply as language assistants in the Department of World Languages & Cultures.

    GEO is here every step of the way as you explore futhering your education abroad. Learn More

    International Students on Campus

    The Global Education Office is here to help you get the most out of your Washington College experience! From your semester check-in to your departure paperwork, GEO has the experience and the knowledge to help you along.

    From prearrival information to student events, GEO has the answers to your questions. Learn More

    The Global Education Office staff are dedicated to providing students with an enriching experience studying at Washington College and abroad.

    Get to know the GEO team!

    GEO serves as the focal point for international experiences and intercultural learning at Washington College. GEO coordinates international opportunities for Washington College students to participate in overseas academic and experiential learning-based programs, and provides on-going support and guidance to international students studying at Washington College.

    Learn more about GEO's mission

    Campus life is enriched by the events that students promote in support of their academic, social, and service organizations. Students are permitted to use campus facilities under supervision by the Office of Student Engagement.

    Learn more about GEO Events

    Past and present international students demonstrate that their experiences, both academic and social, have prepared them for rich, fulfilling lives after they finish their studies at Washington College.

    Read their stories!

    The Global Education Office offers a full range of services for both international exchange students and international matriculated students. The guidance we provide our students begins from their initial period of application throughout their stay at Washington College.

    Learn about WAC before you arrive

    Many international students want to work while studying in the United States. It is important that you know both Washington College policy and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations before looking for employment.

    Learn about your employment options

    The Washington College International Student Community Mentor Program has been very successful in connecting international students to the local Chestertown community for over 17 years. This program continues today because of committed and caring individuals in our community!

    Learn about participation in this program

    New international students often have many questions that can be answered before their arrival. This FAQ was designed to answer some of the most common questions students pose prior to arrival.

    Read the FAQ's

    Study Abroad Deadlines

    Exchange applications for 2024-2025 are open:

    • Summer, Fall, AY 24-25 deadline is February 16, 2024
    • Spring 2025 deadline is September 13, 2024



    Welcoming the World

    Washington College welcomes visiting students from our many partner universities around the world. Download our brochure to learn more about how YOU can study at Washington College on exchange.   

    Visiting Exchange Brochure

    Contact Us

    The GEO Team

    Global Education Office

    The Global Education Office is located across the street from Kent House and next to the Rose O'Neil Literary House. 

    • We are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

    • We also offer virtual "drop-in" hours for faculty and staff. Email us to schedule an appointment