Explore and Study the World!

Off-campus study provides a valuable opportunity to hone and extend the intellectual skills and capacity for civic and academic engagement associated with a Lawrence liberal arts education by placing students in educational settings that purposefully combine classroom and experiential learning. In such settings, students are challenged to apply and question what has been learned on the home campus and to evaluate alternate perspectives and ways of learning.

Off-campus study also provides a rich opportunity for personal growth as students gain independence and self-confidence through active engagement with social and cultural practices different than their own and/or through the experience of educational or research settings whose pedagogical approaches and curricular structures differ from those at Lawrence.


Spring Term Events Time and Location
Photo Contest Entry Deadline Sunday, March 24th
Photo Contest Voting TBA
Photo Contest Display TBA in WCC
Study Abroad Game Night Wednesday, April 3rd from 7-9PM in International House
Study Abroad and Your Campus Housing Info Session Thursday, April 4th from 4-4:30PM in WCC Davis Conference Room
Lawrence Funding Scholarship Deadline Monday, April 29th
IES Next Steps Tuesday, May 7th from 11:10AM-12:00PM (and drop-ins from 1:30PM-3:00PM) in International House
Orientation Day for all OCP 2019-20 Participants Saturday, May 11th at 9:30am in WCC Cinema
Orientation Day for all London Centre Participants Saturday, May 11th at 1:30pm in WCC Esch Hurvis Room

Look into Your Options

Students interested in off-campus study should make an appointment with the Off-Campus Programs office well in advance of the time they wish to pursue such study. These meetings help students establish academic goals, explore their off-campus options, and to discuss logistical issues such as timing of participation and the application process.

Students should also discuss their interest in studying off-campus with their faculty advisors.  Advisors can help students select a program matching their academic preparations and interests as well as consider ways the student may be able to integrate their off-campus study into their curriculum at Lawrence.

Students can also get information about their options when representatives from affiliated programs visit campus in fall and winter terms, informational meetings held about specific programs, or from students who have studied off-campus in the past.

It is a good idea to gather as much information about the program(s) as possible to get the fullest understanding of the options.  Consider beginning your search by checking out Initial Questions.

Application Deadlines

Important deadlines for 2019-20 participation:

  • Japan Study and Earth and Environment in Italy - end of fall term 2018
  • Affiliated programs with early deadlines (Associated Colleges in China and Oxford University through Arcadia) -  January 14, 2019
  • Affiliated programs - January 28, 2019
  • London Centre - April 5, 2019
  • Off-Campus Programs office Study Abroad funding applications - April 29, 2019

Application forms and information about the application process is available here.

New Study Abroad Funding for the 2019-20 Academic Year

New Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Funding

There are many sources of funding for off-campus study.  

Students who wish to study off-campus are encouraged to make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to discuss their financial expectations. The Financial Aid office can help students understand the financial implications of off-campus study. Students participating in Lawrence-sponsored or Lawrence-affiliated off-campus programs are able to utilize their financial aid package toward their off-campus program.

There are many opportunities for funding outside of Lawrence as well and this page will help students identify possibilities from program providers, outside scholarships, and other resources.