Resources to consult when choosing an OCS program

OCS Program Directories and Lists

The Program Gateway links to a searchable directory of OCS programs, lists of suggestions by subject, Carleton programs for the next academic year, and other valuable resources for researching OCS programs.

Individual Program Websites

Generally, the most reliable and up-to-date source of information about a particular program can be found on its website.

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 a 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 11:00-2:00; watch the events calendar for specific dates and times.

Program Evaluations

Program evaluations from past students are available for consultation in the OCS office.

Worlds Fair

Talk to alumni and pick up brochures from a variety of programs at the annual student-to-student Worlds Fair held each January in Great Hall.