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.

Fall Events

EVENT DATE and TIME (follow for more details)
Japan Study Director Visit Tuesday, September 24th Drop-In Lunch from 12:00-1:00PM in WCC Parrish Dining Room 127
HECUA Northern Ireland: Democracy and Social Change Program Visit Friday, September 27th
IES Abroad Visit

Tuesday, October 1st Tabling from 11:30-1:00PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby

SEA Semester Visit

Wednesday, October 2nd Tabling from 11:30-1:00PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby

Study Abroad for Government Info Session Wednesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30PM in Briggs Hall 206
Carleton College Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India Program Visit Thursday, October 3rd
IFSA-Butler Contemporary India Program Visit Tuesday, October 8th Tabling from 11:30-1:00PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby
ISA Visit (Buenos Aires, Granada, and Rome) Wednesday, October 9th Tabling from 11:30-1:00PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby
Study Abroad for Spanish Info Session Wednesday, October 9th from 4:30-5:30PM in International House
AMIDEAST Visit (Morocco and Jordan) Friday, October 11th Tabling from 11:00-12:15PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby
LU London Centre Info Meeting Tuesday, October 15th from 4:30-5:30PM in WCC Cinema
Diversity and Intercultural Center Info Session Wednesday, October 16th from 4:30-5:30PM in the Diversity and Intercultural Center
Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal Info Session Thursday, October 17th from 4:30-5:30PM in International House
CET Shanghai Visit Tuesday, October 22nd Tabling from 11:30-1:00PM in WCC Mail Room Lobby
IES Salamanca Director Visit Wednesday, October 23rd
Study Abroad for Music Info Session Tuesday, October 29th from 8:15-9:15PM in Harper Hall
Gilman Scholarship Info Meeting Wednesday, October 30th from 4:30-5:30PM in WCC Kraemer Room
More events and visits to come TBA

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.