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Off-Campus Study

We are ranked first by the Institute of International Education in percentage of students participating in mid-length off-campus study programs.

Study Group Applications Are Still Being Accepted for the Following Programs:

Australia, Wollongong (fall 2018)
China, Shanghai, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
 (spring 2019)
England, London History (spring 2019)
Germany, Freiburg (spring 2019)
Italy, Venice (fall 2018)
Jamaica, Kingston (spring 2019)
South Africa, Cape Town (fall 2018)
United States, National Institute of Health (fall 2018)
United States, Santa Fe (fall 2018)
United States, Washington, D.C. (spring 2019)
Wales, Cardiff (spring 2019)


Approved Program Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Applications to participate on a 2018-19 approved program can be submitted online from November 17, 2017 until February 9th, 2018

Before starting the application, please review the instructions.

Students and faculty members take a water sample from a creek abroad

Program Options

Our off-campus programs provide a rich mixture of cultural experience and academic work in areas from science to religion, economics, language, literature, and the arts.

Whether you join a Colgate study group or extended study led by one of our faculty members or participate in an approved program at an institution abroad, we are prepared to help you explore the world.

Get Started Planning Your Semester Abroad

The Office of Off-Campus Study can help you plan your experience:
Get the big picture
Start your off-campus study planning by exploring this website, then take advantage of walk-in hours with a peer adviser to learn about off-campus study options and the application process.

Daily drop-in advising from the Off-Campus Study Peer Advisers from 10-12pm.
Attend An Off-Campus Study Info SessionYou should attend an info session before scheduling an appointment with an Off-Campus Study Coordinator. There will be a number of study group information sessions during September and October in order to meet your schedule:
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 6pm - Sophomore Class Info Session in Persson Hall
  • Tuesday, September 19 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Thursday, October 12 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Tuesday, October 31 at 4:30pm in 101A McGregory Hall
Schedule an Appointment with an Off-Campus Study Staff Member
With so many possibilities, how can you pick just one? Identify the programs of greatest interest to you, then schedule a consultation with OCS's advising staff by clicking on Schedule Advising Appointment, and choosing one of the Off-Campus Study options from the drop down list of Advisors. There are three options to choose from in the drop down menu, each one corresponding to a different Off-Campus Study advisor's calendar, so if you don't see availability in one option that fits your need, please check the other two options for availability.  

Sophomores have priority for appointments through February. First years, please schedule in March after attending an info session.
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Updates from Off Campus

Insights from some of our students and faculty participating in off-campus learning experiences.
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Center for International Programs Events

Students visit Stonehenge on England Study Group Students studying hard on Manchester Study Group Beautiful landscape of Der Kaiserstuhl outside Freiburg, Germany Students on Australia study group take in a rugby game Students on the Australia Study Group surf some waves Students and professor explore city on Scotland Study Group Students explore cathedral ruins on Scotland Study Group Students on London History Study Group visit Stonehenge Students explore ancient building on London English Study Group

Story Slam

Returning study abroad students share stories about their time abroad.​

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