Explore the possibilities to 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 Term 2018 Events

The Off-Campus Programs Office is preparing for an exciting Fall Term of program representative and director visits to campus!  We will be hosting events, presentations and informational sessions.  Please continue to monitor this space as more details become available.

September 7th-  Representative visit from AMIDEAST  **As this visit is before many returning students are back on campus for the term, there will be no formal events; however, if you are interested in meeting one-on-one with this representative, please contact our office.

September 19th-  Winter/Spring/AY Returnee Meet-up from 4:30PM-6:00PM in International House.

September 24th- Representative visit from Bard College- Smolny College in St. Petersburg Russia-  Tabling outside mail room from 12:00-1:30PM.

September 28th- Representative visit from ISA (Buenos Aires, Granada and Rome Programs) and
First Generation College Student Study Abroad Open House from 11:00AM-1:00PM in International House.

October 2nd-  London Centre Info Meeting @ 4:30PM in WCC Cinema.

October 4th-  Representative visit from SEA Semester Program-  Tabling outside mail room from 1:00-2:30PM.

October 10th-  Earth and Environment in Italy Information Session @ 4:30PM in YC218.

October 23rd-  Gilman Scholarship Informational Session from 4:30-5:30PM WCC Kraemer Room.

October 30th-  Spanish-language Study Abroad Programs Info Session from 4:30-5:30PM in International House.

November 6th-  Diversity and Intercultural Center Study Abroad Information Meeting @ 4:30PM.

November 7th-  Representative visit from IES Abroad Programs-  Tabling outside mail room 11:30AM-1:00PM.

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 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 at 5pm

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. 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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