The Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON) Program strongly encourages students to travel and study abroad during their time at Colgate, to broaden their perspective on the academic curriculum and directly engage with global issues.

Off-Campus Study in Peace and Conflict Studies

PCON faculty work closely with majors and minors to help each student choose the most relevant off-campus study experience. Many PCON students find their off-campus study provides immersive learning, field experience, and crucial ideas for their senior seminar and honors projects.

PCON students should begin planning off-campus study at the same time they begin thinking about declaring their major. Students should work with their PCON faculty advisers and the Office of Off-Campus Study to explore off-campus study opportunities and to coordinate these with their overall intellectual and career goals.

PCON Credit for Off-Campus Study

PCON majors are allowed to transfer a maximum of two relevant courses from a Colgate or Colgate-approved off-campus study group. PCON minors may transfer one course.

Typically, PCON allows transfer credit only for elective courses; students are not allowed to fulfill required introductory or senior seminar courses through off-campus study.

Ultimately, students are responsible for ensuring that off-campus study courses fulfill PCON major or minor requirements. Faculty advisers can provide feedback on possible course choices and how those may fulfill PCON requirements. If plans for off-campus study change, students should keep their PCON faculty advisers informed about those changes, so that they may advise on the best opportunities.

Forms and Documents

Please see the Office of Off-Campus Study Forms and Documents page for the key materials students need to complete in order to plan off-campus study.