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Extended Study

A number of courses each semester allow you to extend your learning beyond the classroom and beyond the semester with short-term off-campus study experiences with your professor and classmates.

How Extended Study Works

Extended Study courses take place off campus at the end of each semester (May-June or December-January) and are offered as either a one-credit extended course with a reduced schedule during the semester, or as a half-credit course off campus linked to a common pre-requisite taken on campus during the semester.

Application to an Extended Study is made on line. Upon acceptance, you will enroll in and attend class for the full semester, just as you would for any other class. At the conclusion of the semester, you, your classmates, and the faculty member teaching the course will travel together to continue your studies on location for 3-5 weeks.

Seniors may not normally participate in extended study courses extending beyond the end of the spring semester, since all requirements for graduation must be satisfied prior to commencement.


Application: Students should consult with the faculty director regarding course registration and approval to participate in an extended study course.

The extended study application and directions can be found here.

Cost: An additional fee is charged for the travel component of an extended study course. Cost estimates for each extended study are available one semester prior to the program departure.

Financial Aid: Colgate grant recipients can receive additional assistance for one semester of study off-campus, whether through a Colgate Study Group or Approved Program,  and one Colgate-directed extended study program.  

Please note that financial aid is not available to seniors for extended study courses extending beyond the end of the spring semester.


Extended Study Group Courses:

Spring 2016
The deadline to apply for spring 2016 extended study courses has passed

The extended study application and directions can be found here.

Fall 2016

The deadline to apply for fall 2016 extended study courses is March 29, 2016
  • Kunming and Beijing, China: ENST/ASIA/SOCI 313: Environmental Problems and Environmental Activism in the People's Republic of China

Spring 2017

The deadline to apply for spring 2017 extended study courses is October 15, 2016

Recurring Study Group Courses

The following extended study courses have been offered in the past and may be offered again in the future.
  • Ireland - The Invention of Ireland, Medieval and Modern
  • Israel - The Land of Israel 
  • Japan - Advent of the Atomic Bomb
  • Mexico - Archaeoastronomy (SOAN)
  • Mexico - Michoacan (CORE)
  • New Mexico - Pueblo Communities
  • New York City - National Security
  • Norway - Alternative Energy and Mitigation of Global Warming
  • Rome - Material Culture of Rome and Pompeii
  • Turkey - The Islamic Heritage of Turkey
  • Uganda - Environment, Health and Community: A Case Study in Rural Uganda