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Off-Campus Study

Colgate University is ranked first nationally by the Institute of International Education in percentage of undergraduate students participating in semester-length, off-campus study programs in a liberal arts college.
Students and faculty members take a water sample from a creek abroad

Program Options

Our off-campus programs provide a rich mixture of cultural experience and academic work in areas from science to religion, economics, language, literature, and the arts.

Whether you join a Colgate study group or extended study led by one of our faculty members or participate in an approved program at an institution abroad, we are prepared to help you explore the world.

Planning Your Semester Abroad

The Office of Off-Campus Study can help you plan your experience:
Get the big picture
Start your off-campus study planning by exploring this website, then take advantage of walk-in hours with a peer adviser to learn about off-campus study options and the application process.

Daily drop-in advising from the Off-Campus Study Peer Advisers from 10:00 a.m. - noon.
Attend An Off-Campus Study Info Session
You should attend an info session before scheduling an appointment with an Off-Campus Study Coordinator. There will be a number of study group information sessions during September and October in order to meet your schedule:
  • Tuesday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m. - in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Sophomore Class Info Session in Persson Hall
  • Thursday, September 20 at 4:30 p.m. in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Friday, September 21 at 3 p.m. in 101A McGregory Hall (Family Weekend Open House)
  • Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. in 101A McGregory Hall (Family Weekend Open House
  • Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Alana Cultural Center
  • Thursday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. in OUS Housel
  • Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m. in 101A McGregory Hall
  • Thursday,November 1 at 4:30 p.m. in 101A McGregory Hall
Schedule an Appointment with an Off-Campus Study Staff Member
With so many possibilities, how can you pick just one? Identify the programs of greatest interest to you, then schedule a consultation with OCS's advising staff by clicking on Schedule Advising Appointment, and choosing one of the Off-Campus Study options from the drop down list of Advisors. There are three options to choose from in the drop down menu (Susan Light, Wendy Nugent, and Cas Sowa), so if you don't see availability in one option that fits your need, please check the other two options for availability.  
Sophomores have priority for appointments through February. First years, please schedule in March after attending an info session.
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Updates from Off Campus

Insights from some of our students and faculty participating in off-campus learning experiences.
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Center for International Programs Events

Students visit Stonehenge on England Study Group Students studying hard on Manchester Study Group Beautiful landscape of Der Kaiserstuhl outside Freiburg, Germany Students on Australia study group take in a rugby game Students on the Australia Study Group surf some waves Students and professor explore city on Scotland Study Group Students explore cathedral ruins on Scotland Study Group Students on London History Study Group visit Stonehenge Students explore ancient building on London English Study Group

Story Slam

Returning study abroad students share stories about their time abroad.​

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