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.

Applications for fall 2022 and spring 2023 study groups are now being accepted! Apply online before November 3rd, 2021 to be considered.

Visit the virtual Study Group Fair to learn more about the upcoming programs.

COVID-19 and Updates regarding 2021-2022 off-campus academic programs

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 led by Colgate faculty in specific subject areas, to extended studies of just a few weeks, to hundreds of approved programs at other institutions, there is plenty of flexibility for students to find an opportunity of interest.

Meeting with a Peer adviser is a great way to learn basic information about options and processes, or to answer quick questions.
Peer Advising is available by appointment only, and students with specific or in-depth questions should make an individual advising appointment.

Off-Campus Study will hold general information meetings during September and October.  Please refer to the schedule below, as well as the Colgate campus calendar :

Wednesday, September 1 at 4:30pm in 101 McGregory Hall

Tuesday, September 7 at 4:30pm in 101 McGregory Hall

Thursday, September 16 at 7pm via Zoom (please refer to the campus calendar for Zoom details)

Tuesday, September 21 at 4:30pm at OUS House

Wednesday, September 29 at 12pm in 101 McGregory Hall

Wednesday, October 6 at 4pm in the Hall of Presidents (Study Group Fair)

Thursday, October 7 at 4:30pm in the ALANA seminar room

Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm via Zoom (please refer to the campus calendar for Zoom details)

Tuesday, October 19 at 4:30pm in 101 McGregory Hall


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 at Colgate University