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The Princeton Review recently ranked the HWS Abroad Program 18th in the nation.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators made HWS one of only five winners of the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for CAMPUS Internationalization.

Why all the accolades? Because at Hobart and William Smith, we believe in the power of global citizenship.

The mission of the Center for Global Education is to provide students with academically challenging study abroad experiences that foster an in-depth understanding of another culture, with the aim of encouraging them to embrace the concept of global citizenship. Being a responsible, effective citizen of the world involves assuming an active role in one's own community and in the larger world; it requires an understanding of the relationship between actions made locally and globally and a commitment to the betterment of people's lives everywhere. Through our rigorous study abroad programs and innovative on-campus predeparture and reentry programming, the Center for Global Education strives to provide students with a transformative learning experience that inspires them to live lives of consequence.



  • General Information Session: Tuesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., Vandervort
  • Application deadline for Fall ’16 programs: Friday, October 9, by 5 p.m.
  • Short-term programs information session: Tuesday, September 22, 7:30p.m., Trinity Hall 305
  • Application deadline for short-term programs: Monday, November 2, by 5 p.m.


  • General Information Session: Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m., Vandervort
  • Application deadline for Spring ’17 programs: Friday, March 4, by 5 p.m.
  • Application deadline for affiliate summer programs: varies by program – contact the CGE



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Center for Global Education
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3307
Fax: (315) 781-3023