Off-Campus Study

Immersing in new cultures and perspectives through off-campus study is a significant growth experience for many students. Covered by financial aid, Colgate’s varied programs are within reach for all students.

Off-Campus Study (OCS) is pleased to announce the Colgate Study Groups for fall 2023 and spring 2024 as well as Colgate Extended Study Groups for spring 2023. Students should visit the OCS portal to learn about programs and to apply.

NEW!  Fall 2023 Extended Study programs accepting applications March 1 - 25, 2023:

  • Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica information session - Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 pm in 101A McGregory 
  • Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys information session - Friday, March 3 at 12:15 pm in Ho 326


Colgate Study Groups are still accepting applications for the following programs:

  • Fall 2023 - Australia I, Madrid, Santa Fe and Singapore
  • Spring 2024 - Australia II, Jamaica, Wales and Washington, DC

Approved program applications for Fall 2023 only will be accepted until March 1 (11:59 p.m.), 2023


Learn about opportunities for Off-Campus Study

Knowing that all students are unique in their interests, goals, and backgrounds, Colgate offers a variety of off-campus study opportunities. From full semester programs or extended studies of just a few weeks led by Colgate faculty in specific subject areas, to more than one hundred approved programs through partner institutions, there is plenty of flexibility for students to find an opportunity of interest.

Open Sessions

Start by attending one of our OCS General Info Sessions, offered once a week throughout the semester. Check out the schedule below under Upcoming Off-Campus Study Events or on the Colgate Events Calendar. Stop by our offices in 101 McGregory Hall for open drop-in advising Monday through Thursday between 1:15 and 2 pm. No appointment necessary!

By Appointment

Schedule a meeting with a peer adviser to learn basic information about options and processes, or to answer quick questions. 

Students with specific or in-depth questions should make an individual advising appointment with one of our staff advisers.


Explore off-campus study opportunities

Planning Your Off Campus Semester

Planning Timeline

The History of Off-Campus Study at Colgate

When we traced the history of off-campus study at the university for a Bicentennial research project, we learned that students’ deep intellectual engagement in “seeing the world” went back much further than one might expect.

Learn more about the history of Off-Campus Study