At a glanceWashington College, established in 1782, is located in Chestertown, Maryland, which is about 75 miles east of Washington DC on the Chesapeake Bay. It is a small Liberal Arts college with a student population of about 1300 undergraduates. Chestertown, with a population of 5,000, is a mix of colonial architecture and modern charms and is well known for water sports and fishing. Although in a remote location, Chestertown hosts a rotating schedule of town-wide festivals each year and the College provides free transportation to Annapolis (the state's capital) and New Carrollton metro station (for metro-access to Washington D.C.) each weekend.
Established : 1782
Student Population : 1300
Website and links
Website : Washington College
Who can goStudents on degree programmes in the following subject areas may apply to study abroad during their Junior Honours year at Washington College: Please note that this exchange is restricted to the following degrees within the School of History: History, Modern History (Single or Joint Honours) only. Psychology students must study abroad for the full academic year.
- Economics & Finance
- International Relations
- First Semester
- Second Semester
- Full Year
Study abroad coordinatorEach School has a designated Study Abroad Coordinator.
Semester dates are as follows2019/0 Semester 1 Aug 2019 to Dec 2019
Semester 2 Jan 2020 to May 2020
2020/1 Semester 1 Aug 2020 to Dec 2020
Semester 2 Jan 2021 to May 2021
Your studies abroadSt Andrews academic requirements
- Minimum Credit in Academic year : 32
- Minimum Credit in Semester : 16
- Maximum Credit in Academic year : 32
- Maximum Credit in Semester: 16
- Module Weighting : 4
Partner Course Catalogue : Course catalogueSt Andrews expects you to take the equivalent of a full course load at Washington College. See our Credits and modules abroad webpage for information on the number of credits we expect students to take at our partner institutions. St Andrews expects students to attend all classes as part of their programme abroad. Assessment methods may vary across partners and could include class participation, continuous assessment in the form of homework and final exams. All courses must be agreed with your Study Abroad Coordinator. See Academic information for further details, as well as information about credit and grade conversion.
Application and selection
Application and selection
This institution is part of the St Andrews Abroad Programme. .
Places available : 1 full year place or 2 semester placesPlaces available may vary from year to year depending on the exchange balance. Numbers for the following academic year will be confirmed at the information meeting.
Getting there and getting around
Washington College arranges shuttle transport from Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) to campus on arrival day.
Chestertown is in a fairly rural area and there is no public transport system. the College provides free transportation to Annapolis (the state's capital) and New Carrollton metro station (for metro-access to Washington D.C.) each weekend. Downtown Chestertown is accessible via walking or biking.
Housing is provided for all exchange students . The Global Education Office (GEO) works closely with Residential Life to discuss the requests of Exchange students. Residence Halls and Houses are usually mixed sex/nationality (there is one all-girls dormitory, and a few gender-neutral dormitories) and offer shared rooms (twins/bunks) with shared bathroom facilities; single rooms may be available on request. There are also suite-style dormitories available (slightly more expensive) where 4-7 students live in one suite and share a common area, kitchenette, and a bathroom. Each dormitory has a Resident Assistant (RA) to help all our students' needs in the residence halls. Please note that St Andrews is unable to guarantee housing at any of our partner institutions.Please note that St Andrews is unable to guarantee housing at any of our partner institutions. Guidance on finding accommodation abroad is available on the Global Office webpage.
Student services and orientation
The Washington College's Global Education Office (GEO) provides support for incoming exchange students. During the first week, all visiting and matriculating international students participate in a specialized Orientation program, led by GEO and peer-leaders called International Student Guides (ISGs). Please be aware that student support services will be different across all of our partner universities."
Please be aware that student support services will be different across all of our partner universities.
Finance and insurance
InsuranceSt Andrews students authorised to study or work abroad as part of their degree programme will be covered by the University’s insurance policy. Please reference to our travel insurance pages for further information.
Passports and visas
See profiles and photos of St Andrews students who have studied abroad.