Questions to ask yourself when selecting a program
Choosing an OCS program can be a complex task. Here are some questions to think about as you begin your search or before you meet with and OCS adviser:
Which language(s) have you studied? Is improving your language skills an important goal?
Is there a particular area of the world that attracts you?
Do you want to take classes in your (intended) major or concentration?
Do you want to be in a group of other US university students, local students, other international students, or a mixture?
Are you interested in field work, volunteering, service learning, internships, or independent research?
Do you have particular interests or concerns related to your personal background or identity (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic heritage, etc.)?
Is considering the social and/or environmental consequences of traveling abroad important in your decision making process?
How much will your off-campus study program cost in comparison to a term at Carleton?
- Questions to ask yourself when selecting a program
- Program Features
- Resources to consult when choosing an OCS program
- Pre-Departure Checklist for Carleton Programs
- Pre-Departure Video and Checklist for non-Carleton Programs
- Program Evaluation
- Transitioning Back to the United States & Carleton
- Going Abroad Again
- Integrating OCS into Academic/Career/Life planning