Off-Campus Studies

The History Department encourages you to study abroad, an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of your chosen country while earning credit toward your degree. You should be considering an overseas study experience for many reasons: the benefits of on-site education, a chance to gain experiential knowledge of another culture and of yourself, an excellent way to improve foreign language proficiency, or as part of your preparation for an international career.

The Carleton History Department offers a range of off-campus programs (both full term and winter break), and students are encouraged to investigate non-Carleton or direct-enrollment programs that best meet their needs and interests.  Some non-Carleton programs have been pre-approved for College credit.

Fellowships are available to help defray the costs of off-campus study.

History Off-Campus Studies Programs


Spring Break: Wilderness Studies at the Grand Canyon, led by Professor George Vrtis


Winter Break: History in Ghana, led by Professor Harry Williams.

  • OCS Info Meeting: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm, Leighton 305
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014, Leighton 210 (History Office)

Spring: History, Religion, and Urban Change in Rome, led by Professors Victoria Morse and Bill North.

  • OCS Info Meeting: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Leighton 304
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014, Leighton 210 (History Office)

Another excellent program to consider:
ACM Chicago: A very popular off-campus seminar for Carleton History majors is the ACM Newberry Library Program
Contact:  Mira Alecci History '11, staff member, Newberry Library, and/or Jessica Leiman, Campus Newberry Rep, English Dept.

Further OCS information: Helena Kaufman, Leslie Vanderwood, Naomi Ziegler and Rob QuanbeckOff-Campus Studies.