Off-Campus Studies serves students, faculty, staff, parents and program representatives in many ways.


  • Individual and group advising
  • Print and web-based advising materials, including directories and lists of programs, catalogs and brochures
  • Program information tables and meetings
  • Annual student-to-student Worlds Fair (January)
  • Electronic application process for Carleton programs
  • Electronic approval process for non-Carleton programs
  • International Student Identity Cards
  • Information meetings, pre-departure and returnee workshops and social events  


  • Consultation on OCS program ideas and planning in the pre-proposal phase
  • Assistance with developing an Off-Campus Studies program proposal
  • Comprehensive support for faculty directors of OCS programs
  • On-campus workshops and support for site visits, conferences, and meetings related to off-campus study


  • Statistics on OCS participation by major
  • Collaborative approach to facilitating administrative processes related to off-campus studies


  • Presentations during Accepted Student Days and Family Weekend
  • Letters to parents of students on Carleton programs
  • Individual consultations via email or phone

Program Representatives

  • Scheduling and advertising information tables and information sessions