Frequently Asked Questions
No. One of your three field seminars takes place offshore on a tall ship, where you will sail for approximately ten days. The rest of your semester is spent in cooperative housing in Mystic and traveling by plane, van, and the occasional ferry.
No. We are an interdisciplinary program and welcome all majors. The more the merrier! Part of the goal of Williams-Mystic is looking at universal issues and experiences through different lenses and disciplines. A single-discipline approach won’t solve real issues.
Cooperative housing in Mystic, CT acts as your “home base” for the semester. Learn about residential life here. During three field seminars (each approximately a week long), you will stay in hotels arranged by Williams-Mystic.
All students take 4 courses, in addition to a maritime skill class at Mystic Seaport Museum. Learn more about our course offerings here.
The Williams-Mystic guarantee is you will never pay more for a semester in Mystic than you would an equivalent semester at your home institution. Learn about financial aid here.
Our How to Apply page gives you a complete rundown of our application process.
It is likely that your home institution has a separate process you will need to complete as well. Reach out to your study away office or academic adviser to learn what is required at your school.
Visit our How to Apply page for our admissions timeline.
While we have a rolling admissions process, we recommend getting started as soon as possible to save your spot. Generally, we recommend applying early on during before the semester you intend to attend.
Generally, students can transfer Williams-Mystic credits back to their home institution. Every school has different policies regarding how the credits apply to different requirements and whether GPA transfers to the home institution transcript.
Williams-Mystic is part of the 12 College Exchange, meaning credits for students at 12 College Exchange institutions will transfer seamlessly without much effort.
Visit our Credit Transfer page for more details.
Fill out our inquiry form to get in touch with our admissions team and ask any questions you have!