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.

COVID-19 and Updates regarding 2020-2021 off-campus academic programs

New Colgate Programs at DIS in Denmark

DIS is an approved program located in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a very popular location for off-campus study for many Colgate students. English is widely spoken in Denmark and all courses at DIS are taught in English. We have developed three new Colgate programs that will be operated through DIS in Fall 2021, with an application deadline of April 15:

Denmark Geography Study Group - Led by Professor Teo Ballvé (GEOG/PCON -
Denmark Cultural Diversity Study Group - Led by Professor Susan Thomson (PCON -
Denmark Economics Program -  Coordinated by Professor Nicole Simpson (ECON -

Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for a Fall 2021 Approved Program has been extended until April 15, 2021.

Applications are submitted online here.

To learn more about the available Approved Programs, please visit our Approved Program FAQs page.

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.

There will be OCS general information meetings held each Tuesday through October 13 at 5pm via Zoom.  Please refer to the Colgate campus calendar for the Zoom link.

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Planning Your Off Campus Semester

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