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Colgate Study Groups

Colgate is a leader in off-campus study, typically ranking among the top ten baccalaureate institutions for the number of students studying abroad. Our own faculty teach, mentor, and help students explore.
Washington DC study group in the Senate

About Our Semester-Long Study Groups

Colgate Study Groups take students to study off campus for a semester while immersing them in new cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Students live together with their peers and receive instruction and mentoring from the Colgate faculty member directing the program, as well as from their host institutions.

Each study group has its own academic focus, ranging from religion and philosophy studies in St. Andrews, Scotland, to high-level scientific research at the United States' National Institutes of Health. The courses in each of these study groups can be counted toward your graduation and major and minor requirements just like any other Colgate course.


For information regarding study group costs, please review the estimated student budgets.

Study Group Offerings

Study Groups for the following academic year are announced annually in early October but generally follow the schedule below.

Speak with faculty directors to learn more about program structures, academic prerequisites and other requirements.
Manchester study group at Chethams Library