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, PվƵ varied programs are within reach for all students.

Please note that Study Group and Approved Program applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 closed in February and are no longer being considered. We look forward to seeing you in the fall when we advertise the Fall 2025 and Spring 2026 programs.

Passport Processing Update
As of February 26, 2024, routine passport processing takes 6-8 weeks from the time the application is received; expedited processing ($60 extra) takes 2-3 weeks.

Learn about 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 or extended studies of just a few weeks led by Colgate faculty in specific subject areas, to more than one hundred approved programs through partner institutions, there is plenty of flexibility for students to find an opportunity of interest.

Open Sessions

Start by attending one of ourOCS General Info Sessions, offered at the beginning of the semester. Check out the schedule below under Upcoming Off-Campus Study Events or on the Colgate Events Calendar. Stop by our office in 101 McGregory Hall for open drop-in advising Monday through Thursday between 1:15 and 2 pm. No appointment necessary!

By Appointment

Schedule a meeting with apeer advisorto learnbasic information about options and processes, or to answer quick questions.

Students with specific or in-depth questions should make an individual advising appointmentwith one of our staff advisors.

Explore off-campus study opportunities

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.