WaMStA Family Newsletter
Fall 2017
Dear Joint Degree Programme Families,

Welcome to a new William & Mary/St Andrews fall semester! If your student is currently in Williamsburg, Thanksgiving Break will be held from November 22nd-26th. We hope you'll have the opportunity to visit with your student over the break. However, if they can't make the journey home, don't worry. All residence halls will remain open during this time.

In the meantime, as your student engages with all that the Programme has to offer, we hope you will stay in touch and direct any questions to families@wm.edu


S. Mark Sikes Ph.D.'15
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Parent & Family Programs
College of William & Mary
Fitting in to a Familiar World
Want to know what it's like coming back to a campus after two years abroad? Read about fourth year Meilan Solly's perspective as she re-adapts to life at William & Mary after two years in Scotland

Cohen Career Center Services for Joint Degree Students
Cohen Career Center provides Joint Degree Programme students with specialized career advising to help them make the most of their unique cross-cultural education. Students are invited to meet with Hyunyoung Moon, the graduate assistant who specializes in advising JDP students. Meanwhile, the Career Center will be hosting the first JDP Homecoming Networking Reception for JDP alumni and current students to get together and strengthen their networks.

JDP Blogs
Peer into the world of the Joint Degree Programme through the lens of blogs written by William & Mary/St Andrews Junior Anee Nguyen. She has written a piece on home, as well as a piece detailing how to better understand the Programme.
St Andrews is Tops for Student Experience
The top university in the United Kingdom for student experience is the University of St Andrews, according to a definitive higher education guide published Sunday 24 September 2017. The Guide also reveals that St Andrews has again been ranked the top university in Scotland and 3rd in the UK behind Oxbridge, 17 places ahead of its nearest rivals in Scotland.

New JDP Website
William & Mary's new Joint Degree Programme includes an expanded amount of information useful to parents and families. Among other features, it provides a deeper dive into information regarding the specific majors within the Programme.

The Joint Degree Programme is a unique partnership between William & Mary and the University of St Andrews. Through a balance of academic, social and pre-professional programs, Joint Degree students are learning to thrive no matter where they are in the world. Please join fellow parents in supporting our students in their journey by making gift to the William & Mary / St Andrews Program Fund.

Your gift will support: 
  • Summer Research Funds
  • Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Need and merit-based travel awards
  • Emergency financial aid
  • And many additional opportunities for students
 Support our students with a gift to the William & Mary / St Andrews Program Fund today!
Parent & Family Programs
William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Email:  families@wm.edu