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.
Accepting Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Approved Programs November 2, 2023 - February 7, 2024.
Approved Programs with early application deadlines:
Arcadia King's College London - Jan 10, 2024
Arcadia University of Oxford Colleges - Jan 15, 2024
Still accepting Study Group applications for Freiburg, Madrid, Santa Fe, South Africa and Venice.
Visit the Off-Campus Study application portal to start your application.
Passport Processing Update:
As of November 6, 2023 routine passport processing takes 7-10 weeks from the time the application is received; expedited processing ($60 extra) takes 3-5 weeks.
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.
Start by attending one of our OCS General Info Sessions, offered at the beginning of the semester. Check out the schedule below under Upcoming Off-Campus Study Events or on the Colgate Events Calendar. Stop by our office in 101 McGregory Hall for open drop-in advising Monday through Thursday between 1:15 and 2 pm. No appointment necessary!
Schedule a meeting with a peer advisor 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 advisors.
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