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 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