Resources to consult when choosing an OCS program
Select list of programs that Carleton students have used previously or that have been recommended by academic departments; searchable by subject area, world region and term.
Extensive listings of study abroad programs with links to individual program pages; note that entries are often “sponsored” which influences the order in which programs are listed in search results.
Individual Program websites
Generally, the most reliable and up-to-date source of information about a particular program.
Catalogs and brochures
Contain basic information about programs, often grouped together by program provider and geographic area; available in the OCS office.
Off-campus study advisers
Available for individual appointments each weekday afternoon and can recommend programs that fit your academic and personal interests.
Can suggest programs that complement the department’s curriculum and help you evaluate program’s academic rigor.
Friends and family
About 70% of Carls study off-campus, so it’s likely that your friends here (or at other schools) will have suggestions for your study abroad experience.
Alumni are a great source of information as you consider different programs; stop by the OCS office to consult a list of alumni by program.
Off-campus study meetings
Meetings for first & second year students, scholarships, and other special topics; watch the calendar for specific dates and times.
Representatives from many organizations visit Carleton throughout the year and are available to meet with students individually or at their table in Great Space from 11-2; watch the calendar for specific dates and times.
Some program evaluations can be consulted on Abroad 101; others are available upon request from the OCS office.
Talk to alumni and pick up brochures from a variety of programs at the annual student-to-student fair held each January in Great Hall.
- 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