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The OCS Office

The Off-Campus Studies office works with faculty and academic departments to develop and implement about 18 off-campus studies programs each year. We also help students study on over 100 different non-Carleton programs. We support students through all stages of their off-campus study by providing information, advising, support, and programs.

General contact

Helena Kaufman Profile
Director of Off-Campus Studies
Lecturer in Latin American Studies

As director of OCS, Helena is responsible for coordinating Off-Campus Studies programming on campus, working with Carleton faculty on the development of Carleton seminars, advising students on program choices, and supervising the OCS office. Originally from Poland, she has worked at OCS since 2000 and holds a PhD in Luso-Brazilian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Naomi Ziegler
Assistant Director of Off Campus Studies

Naomi works with several of the Carleton seminars, OCS events, and student advising. She holds a PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota and master’s degrees in counseling and French studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the OCS office in 2006.

Leslie Vanderwood
Project Coordinator for Off-Campus Studies

Leslie works closely with the Director and Assistant Director in developing off-campus study services, resources, and opportunities for students and faculty. In addition, she oversees OCS daily office functions and supervises the OCS student workers. Leslie has a B.A. in French from Lawrence University and has worked at Carleton since 2000.

Rob Quanbeck
Administrative Assistant for Off-Campus Studies