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Approved Programs

With over 100 programs in 50 countries, approved programs enrich our portfolio of offerings and expand the possibilities for students with diverse academic interests and goals.
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Approved Programs

Approved Programs play an important part in Colgate’s international education offerings, providing options in a wide range of locations as well as different program models. Programs have been carefully evaluated by Colgate faculty for curricular fit, academic rigor, on-site support services, emergency management, and opportunities for meaningful engagement with the host culture. Only programs that are on Colgate's list are approved for off-campus study.  Get answers to some frequently asked questions about approved program policies.

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Approved Programs Recommended for Academic Majors

Applying for an Approved Program

Approved Program application is a two-step process.  You will submit:
  1. Colgate's Application to Participate on an Approved Program, which will be available on-line by October 1; and
  2. the approved program provider's application, available on-line through the program website.
The process requires thought, but it is not complicated, and OCS advisers are available to help guide you through the application process.

Special Contact Information

A few Approved Programs have special contacts on campus. Specific information about these programs is available from the faculty members listed below who act as each program's on-campus contact. Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford in Oxford, England. Contact Colgate Professor Lynn Staley.

Maritime Studies with the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Program: In Mystic, CT. Contact Colgate Professor Amy Leventer.

Sea Semester and Summer Session in Marine Studies: Includes a shore component in Woods Hole, MA. Contact Colgate Professor Amy Leventer.

Semester in Environmental Science: At the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Contact Colgate Professor Randy Fuller.

The Swedish Program at Stockholm School of Economics: Contact Colgate Professor Ulla Grapard.