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.

 

Ideally you should be planning your off-campus study at least a year in advance. For science majors, you should begin as early as your freshman year. Refer to this timeline 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.

Download a printable OCS Timeline Checklist to keep track of your progress!

You may also find our 2-minute Off-Campus Study Timeline video useful. All students are required to watch this video before meeting with an OCS adviser.

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 twice every week. They will take place in the Joseph International Center at the following times:

  • Noon-1:00pm every Tuesday (pizza provided!)
  • 2:00-3:00pm every Friday (and stay for International Coffee Hour!)

Please consider attending even if you cannot stay for the full hour!

 

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE (scroll under chart for intended audience):

Oct. 2: F&M in Argentina Summer 2019 (P) NOTE! 11:30am - 12:30pm Oct. 5: Summer 2019 Travel Awards info session (P)
Oct. 9: NONE (Fall Break) Oct. 12: Letter Writing/Creativity Hour (R)
Oct. 16: Summer 2019 Travel Awards info session (P) Oct. 19: F&M in Russia Summer 2019 (P)
Oct. 23: Course Approval Process (S) ; F&M in Italy Summer 2019 (P) Oct. 26: Course Approval Process (S)
Oct. 30: ASE Bath, England Fall 2019 (P) Nov. 2: TBD
Nov 6: Costs, Financial Aid, and Credit Transfer! (P) Nov. 9: ASE Bath, England Summer 2019 
Nov. 13: NONE (Off-Campus Study Fair!) Nov. 16: ASE Bath, England Fall 2019 (P)
Nov. 20: NONE (Thanksgiving) Nov. 23: NONE (Thanksgiving)
Nov. 27: Study at Oxford (P) Nov. 30: Costs, Financial Aid, and Credit Transfer! (P)
Dec. 4: TBD

Dec. 7: TBD

Intended Audience:

R = Returned OCS Students who have returned from their OCS program

P = Prospective OCS Students who are planning to study off-campus

S = Spring 2019 OCS Students ONLY

 

2017 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 2017 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
October 23
event 10/23/2018

F&M in Italy Summer 2019 Info Session

Seminar Room 201

Interested in perfecting your Italian language while experiencing the culture of Tuscany?  Come...

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October 23
event 10/23/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Off-Campus Course Approval Process

Joseph International Center Forum 101

If you would like individual assistance filling out the Course Approval Questionnaire for your...

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October 26
event 10/26/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Off-Campus Course Approval Process

Joseph International Center Forum 101

If you would like individual assistance filling out the Course Approval Questionnaire for your...

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October 30
event 10/30/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Advanced Studies in England Fall 2019...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come learn about the Advanced Studies in England program in Bath, England! Semester students take...

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October 30
event 10/30/2018

2019 Summer Travel Awards Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

 Come hear about the different funding opportunities available to students who would like to...

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November 06
event 11/6/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Off-Campus Costs, Financial Aid, and...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

In this info session, learn about the cost of off-campus study, how financial aid applies,...

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November 09
event 11/9/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Advanced Studies in England Summer 20...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

We will be highlighting the Advanced Studies in England Summer 2019 program, a 5-week program in...

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November 13
event 11/13/2018

Off-Campus Study Fair

Booth Ferris

When you're sitting amongst your fellow classmates at graduation, half of them will have...

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November 14
event 11/14/2018

F&M in Argentina Summer 2019 Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come learn about the “F&M in Argentina: Culture and Gender in Context” Summer Travel Course,...

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November 16
event 11/16/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Advanced Studies in England Fall 2019...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come learn about the Advanced Studies in England program in Bath, England! Semester students take...

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November 27
event 11/27/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Study at Oxford Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

If you are interested in studying at Oxford at some point during your time at F&M, please attend...

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November 30
event 11/30/2018

Dips Abroad News Hour: Off-Campus Costs, Financial Aid, and...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

In this info session, learn about the cost of off-campus study, how financial aid applies,...

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December 03
event 12/3/2018

F&M in Russia Summer 2019 Info Session

Global Commons Living Room

Interested in Russian culture?  Come learn more about the F&M in Russia 2019 Summer Travel Course...

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December 05
event 12/5/2018

Advanced Studies in England Fall 2019 Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come learn about the Advanced Studies in England program in Bath, England! Semester students take...

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December 06
event 12/6/2018

F&M in Argentina Summer 2019 Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come learn about the “F&M in Argentina: Culture and Gender in Context” Summer Travel Course,...

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