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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.

Off-Campus Programs Info Meetings, Visits, & Events 2017-18

The Off-Campus Programs Office holds a number of information meetings, events, and campus visits by representatives from third party organizations providing some programs.  These events are helpful for students to learn more about their options for off-campus study.  Watch this space and the Lawrence calendar for the schedule.

  • Mon Jan 8-  HECUA "Northern Ireland-Democracy and Social Change" program representative visit (11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Info table near WCC commons)

  • Tues Jan 9 –  Off-Campus Programs Returnee Welcome Back Lunch @ 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in International House

  • Tues Jan 9-  SEA Semester representative visit (11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. -  Info table in Steitz Hall of Science Atrium)

  • Wed Jan 10- ACM program representative visit (11:00 a.m.-1.30 p.m.- Info table near WCC commons & Afternoon 1:1 student appointments in International House)

  • Thur Jan 11- Cultural Foods Club and Off-Campus Programs Event @ 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. in Steitz Hall of Science Atrium

  • Sun Jan 14- Senegalese Film: Faat Kiné by Ousmane Semebene @ 8:00 p.m. in Warch Cinema

  • Mon Jan 15- Off-Campus Programs Drop-In Advising @ 9.30a-2p in the International House.  No need for an appointment. 

  • Mon Jan 15-  Early Affiliated Program Application Deadline for 2018-19 participation (Associated Colleges in China and Oxford University through Arcadia University programs)

  • Thurs Jan 18 – Gilman International Scholarship Info Meeting @ 4.30pm in WCC

  • Mon Jan 22- Affiliated Program Applications Due for 2018-19 participation (Deadline extended)

  • Wed Jan 24- LU Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal Info meeting @ 4:30 p.m. in International House

  • Mon- Sun Jan 29-Feb 4- London Week

  • Mon Jan 29- Great British Bake Off @ 4:30 p.m. in International House

  • Tues Jan 30- London Centre Alumni & Faculty Tea @ 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. in International House

  • Wed Jan 31- Food Politics in London talk by Professor Hixon @ 4:30 p.m. in Main Hall 201

  • Thur Feb 1- London Centre Informational Meeting @ 4:30 p.m. in Warch Cinema

  • Fri-Sun Feb 2-4- Björk-London weekend

  • Mon- Sun Jan 29-Feb 4- Senegal Program Photo Display @ WCC Photo Gallery

  • Mon Feb 12 - Affiliated Program Applications Extended Deadline for 2018-19 participation

  • Wed Mar 28 - London Centre Application Drop-In @ 4.30-6pm Campus Center Kraemer Room - drop in when you can with any questions you might have about the program or application

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. 

Application Deadlines

Important deadlines for 2018-19 participation:

  • Japan Study - end of fall term 2017
  • Affiliated programs with early deadlines (Associated Colleges in China and Oxford University through Arcadia) -  January 15, 2018
  • Affiliated programs - January 22, 2018 Deadline extended to February 12, 2018 - contact the Off-Campus Programs office to open an application for an affiliated program
  • London Centre and Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal - April 4, 2018
  • Off-Campus Programs office Study Abroad funding applications - May 7, 2018 at 5pm

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

New Study Abroad Funding for the 2018-19 Academic Year

New Study Abroad Funding!

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. Program costs vary widely and the Financial Aid office can help students understand the financial implications of off-campus study decisions. Students participating in Lawrence-sponsored or Lawrence-affiliated off-campus programs are able to utilize some of 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.

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