The deadline to apply for 2020-2021 London Centre and Senegal is February 24, 2020!

To apply, click on the Off-Campus Programs Application System button to the right. If you have any questions, contact the Off-Campus Programs office (OffCampusPrograms@Lawrence.edu) to discuss. 

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.

Winter Events

Peer Application Support Drop-in Hours - London Centre and Senegal Programs. Get tips on how to apply!

Wednesday, February 19, 5-7 p.m., International House
London Centre ORIENTATION - Required for students traveling to London Centre Spring 2020. Thursday, February 20, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Kraemer Conference Room, Warch Campus Center 308
Peer Application Support Drop-in Hours - London Centre and Senegal Programs. Get tips on how to apply! Thursday, February 20, 7-9 p.m., International House
ADVISING Drop-in Hours - London Centre and Senegal Programs. Talk to Off-Campus Programs staff about the program!

Friday, February 21, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Kraemer Conference Room, Warch Campus Center 308

Peer Application Support Drop-in Hours - London Centre and Senegal Programs. Get tips on how to apply!

Friday, February 21, 7-9 p.m., International House

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.

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.