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 approved programs are now being accepted! Apply online before February 2nd, 2022 to be considered.

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.

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