Off Campus Programs, Credit Information
Please visit: Carleton History Department Off-Campus Studies Programs
Off-Campus Studies Credits Info
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 may be considering an overseas study experience for many reasons: adventure, a chance to gain in-depth knowledge of another culture and of yourself, an inexpensive way to improve foreign language proficiency, or as preparation for an international career. Some of the programs co-sponsored by Carleton often used by History majors include ACM, CGE Augsburg, DIS, CMRS Oxford, HECUA, and SIT, see below.
ACM off campus studies program (ACM): ACM offers dynamic and innovative off-campus programs in a variety of locations around the world. Designed with a strong liberal arts perspective, ACM programs offer students an interdisciplinary educational experiences, personal attention, independent projects, and diverse viewpoints and methods of learning. Sixteen programs in the U.S. and abroad are sponsored by the fourteen consortium members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. A resident director for each program is recruited from member colleges. Courses are conducted by the ACM director and by staff at program sites. Brochures about each program are available in the OCS Office.
ACM Botswana - Botswana: Culture & Society in Africa, Gaborone, Botswana
ACM Brazil - Brazil Exchange, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
ACM Costa Rica
- Costa Rica: Field Research San José & field sites, Costa Rica
- Costa Rica: Latin American Culture & Society, San José, Costa Rica
ACM India - India Studies, Pune, India
- Florence Program, Florence, Italy
- London & Florence: Arts in Context, London, England & Florence, Italy
ACM Japan - Japan Study,Tokyo, Japan
ACM Tanzania - Tanzania: Human Evolution and Ecology, Dar es Salaam & field sites, Tanzania
ACM United Kingdom - London & Florence: Arts in Context, London, England & Florence, Italy
ACM United States
- Chicago Programs, Chicago, Illinois
- Newberry Seminar in the Humanities. More about this great program from Mira Alecci, History major, '11 (currently at Newberry Library and participant while at Carleton). 21 History participants since 1982!
Chicago, Illinois: ACM Midwest Newberry Library Seminar in the Humanities. Each fall the Associated Colleges of the Midwest offers a semester long seminar in the humanities at the Newberry Library in Chicago Illinois. During this program students have the opportunity to develop an in-depth research project using the Library's extensive collections, while exploring the life and history of a vibrant Midwestern metropolis. The program is a great way to gain experience working with primary sources in a research library, and writing and presenting original research. To learn more about the seminar, please see the following link: http://www.newberry.org/associated-colleges-midwest & for more information on the Newberry Library in general go to: http://www.newberry.org/
- Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
AKP Associated Kyoto Program, Japan. Academic year only - http://www.associatedkyotoprogram.org/. Students with background in Japanese live w/Kyoto families, enroll at Doshisha University in intensive Japanese language classes plus two courses each term w/visiting professors from AKP member colleges or Doshisha faculty.
HECUA Programs - (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs), fall and spring semesters - http://www.hecua.org/gen_programs.php. These 15-week programs provide learning from local and international faculty who integrate theory w/real-life urban issues. Home-stays, interviews, community immersion activities and field research, open to all majors. Brochures available, Carleton Off-Campus Studies Office, Leighton 119. (updated 9/10/2012)
HECUA - United States:
- Writing for Social Change:
The Personal, the Political, and the Power of the Written Word
- Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Community Action
- Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment (formerly the Metro Urban Studies Term/MUST)
HECUA - International:
- The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and the Politics of Belonging (formerly Scandinavian Urban Studies Term/SUST)
- New Zealand Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future
- Community Internships in Latin America (Ecuador)
- Democracy and Social Change in Northern Ireland
HECUA - Summer Programs
ISLE - Inter-Collegiate Sri Lanka Program, fall semester only. This 15-week program enrolls 15-20 students from eight consortium colleges to study the culture, history, religion and political structure of Sri Lanka. In-depth studies include Buddhist thought and practice, conversational Sinhala, and an independent research project. Students live with host families in Kandy. http://www.bowdoin.edu/isle/
SIT STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS (See also: http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/ocs/)
In addition to the programs Carleton sponsors or co-sponsors, students can select from over 80 additional pre-approved programs for general participation, or they can request approval for an unaffiliated program which the student and her/his academic adviser believe will further the student’s educational goals. Students whose off-campus study program are approved in advance by the College may earn up to 54 credits (one year’s worth) to be applied to their Carleton degree.
In addition to the programs mentioned above, Carleton students can participate in many other off-campus study programs. The OCS program browser (http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/ocs/programs/browser/) is searchable by subject area, region, and term and contains suggestions for programs that are particularly suited to Carleton students. You are encouraged to visit the OCS office to learn more about specific programs.