Off-campus programs that have received at least three Carleton students over a period of five years and have been endorsed by a Carleton faculty member and the Off-Campus Studies Committee.
All students participating on non-Carleton programs must submit a petition to the Off-Campus Studies office. Click here to find out more about the petition process and deadlines.
- Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
ACM has a number of specialty programs in the US and abroad. All ACM programs are affiliated. See OCS for details.
- Associated Kyoto Program (AKP)
AKP students study Japanese language intensively and take courses on Japan in English, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. The host institution is Doshisha University, Kyoto.
- Arcadia University in Athens
Arcadia's program in Greece is committed to language acquisition and experiential learning to prepare students for life in the changing global society.
- Border Studies
A semester studying the bilingual, multicultural region on the U.S./Mexico international border, run by Earlham College.
- Budapest Semester in Mathematics
Through this program, mathematics and computer science majors in their junior/senior years may spend one or two semesters in Budapest and study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers.
- Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science
This program offers instruction in English in cognitive science courses, as well as Hungarian culture and languages classes.
- Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford
CMRS seeks to provide a strong intellectual, spiritual and social environment in which students may acquire a deeper understanding of the Western heritage and its Christian, historical, religious and cultural traditions.
- CET Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou
CET offers semester and summer programs on Chinese language, culture, and contemporary issues.
- Center for Global Education (CGE)
CGE has programs in Latin America, they focus on experimental education through language, internship/volunteer opportunities, home stays, guest speakers and a close living and learning community.
- Coe College Wilderness Field Station
The Wilderness Field Station is a unique summer program of biological field study in the Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota. All classes are very small and personal. All courses integrate lectures and laboratory investigation with frequent canoe outings.
- Council of International Educational Exchange - Khon Kaen (CIEE)
- Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
DIS is an academically intense study program primarily for US students located in Copenhagen. Students choose from a number of semester, year, and summer programs in several fields of study.
- Earth and the Environment in Italy
- Hamilton College in Madrid
Students enroll in three regular courses and an additional independent reading course at the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Juan Evangelista. Students stay in homestays, and have excursions, speakers and cultural activities to supplement course work.
- Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)
HECUA programs are dedicated to education for social justice, social transformation, and community building, using experiential pedagogy that integrates theory and practice. Programs are located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway.
- Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE)
IFE is a full-time internship program combined with academic preparation. Students from a number of fields are placed in professional internships in Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg.
- Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
ICCS provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art.
- Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education Program (ISLE)
ISLE is an interdisciplinary program. Students are required to study Sinhala, material culture, and do an independent study. They choose two elective courses on other aspects of Sri Lankan belief and culture.
- Kansai Gadai
Kansai Gadai is an Asian studies program in which students learn Japanese and take courses relevant to Japan and Asia. Students can enroll for a semester or an academic year.
- London School of Economics, Summer Sessions
- Nanzan Center for Japanese Studies
This program encompasses not only language-related studies but also courses in area studies as well as practical courses in traditional arts. The host institution is Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan
- Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute (NTI)
NTI is a highly intensive theater program where students study directing, playwriting, design, acting, and movement and voice in Connecticut or movement and voice, Russian theater history, Russian language, acting, and design in Moscow.
- Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)/ Duke U
OTS programs focus on conservation and sustainability in Costa Rica and South Africa. The curriculum includes field ecology, biology and research techniques. There is also a language and culture course on each program.
- Round River Programs
Round River Conservation Studies is a non-profit organization focused on international conservation research and education. Programs in Namibia, Botswana, Chile, British Columbia, and Wyoming are designed to give small groups of students opportunities to do real research as they assist Round River and its local partners in finding and implementing solutions to real conservation issues.
- Sea Education Association (SEA)
SEA is dedicated to undergraduate ocean education. SEA Semester programs start at their institution's campus on Cape Cod, then set sail on either the Atlantic of Pacific Ocean.
- Semester in Environmental Science (SES) Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
The Marine Biological Laboratory is an international center devoted to improving the human condition through basic research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science.
- Siena School for Liberal Arts
The Siena School for Liberal Arts offers small classes in a range of courses (taught in English and Italian) in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and opportunities in Community Service as well as a variety of Extracurricular Activities. Together with the University of Siena, the year’s research theme is discussed with visiting lecturers to create an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.
- School for International Training (SIT)SIT programs use a field-based approach to achieve genuine cultural immersion. Each program is organized around a theme and includes intensive language study, home stays, thematic and field seminars and an independent study project. SIT offers over 80 semester and summer programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
- The Swedish Program
The Swedish Program challenges students to develop an understanding of how Sweden has addressed political, social, artistic, and economic issues relevant to all advanced societies. The host institution is Stockholm University.
- University of Georgia Cortona Studio Art
The UGA Studies Abroad Program provides students with an opportunity to combine international travel with an intensive period of studio and classroom work while merging with the normal lifestyle and culture of a typical Italian community.