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Resources to consult when choosing an OCS program

OCS Program Browser

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. 

IIE Passport Search Engine

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.

GoAbroad.com & GoOverseas.com

Databases that list study and other types of abroad programs, including links to evaluations from previous students.

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.

Faculty advisers

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.

Past participants

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.

Program representatives

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.

Program evaluations

Program evaluations from 2010-11 can be consulted on Abroad 101; more recent ones are available in the OCS office.

Worlds Fair

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.