In order to study off campus, you must work through our office to make sure both financial aid and credit transfer, and to receive other important information and services that will help you have a successful experience.


Remember that terms will fill early, and approval for OCS semester terms is done on a rolling admissions basis. Terms fill according to the rate at which applications are submitted. 

The Spring 2021 deadline to declare your intent to study off-campus (complete Steps 1 & 2 below) is MARCH 4. Because of a rolling admissions process, the completion of these steps does not imply automatic approval for Spring 2021 off-campus study.

The Spring 2021 deadline to meet with an advisor (Step 3 below) is MAY 1. Please continue to visit this webpage for updates on deadlines and timelines. We are able to accommodate all advising appointments via Google Hangout.


OCS Timeline

You should begin the off-campus study process at least two semesters in advance. For science majors, you may begin as early as your freshman year. Refer to this timeline checklist as often as you need to as a reminder of when you should be working on certain tasks.

Which term should you study off-campus? Consult the Choosing your Term page for important advice.

You may also find our Eligibility & Deadlines and Off-Campus Study Timeline videos useful. All students are required to watch these videos before meeting with an OCS advisor.

Other Ways to Connect

Come to a Dips Abroad News Hour! Throughout the semester, our office will be offering info sessions and workshops on a variety of topics related to Off-Campus Study. They will take place in the Joseph International Center. Please watch for regular emails announcing upcoming news hours.


2019-2020 Off-Campus Study Ambassadors

The Off-Campus Study Ambassadors are F&M seniors who have studied off-campus previously (sometimes more than once!).  Ambassadors organize events across campus for both prospective and returned off-campus study students and are available to communicate with students and answer questions.   

Meet the 2019-2020 Ambassadors

Off-Campus Study Student Stories

Animal Behavior majors conducting field research in the Australian rainforest.  Government majors interning in Scottish Parliament.  Art majors taking studio classes in Florence. Classics students walking to class through the streets of Rome.  Read about F&M students off-campus, where they went, what they studied, and how it impacted their studies.

Browse Our Stories