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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 2015-16

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 & Tues Jan 11-12 - ACM programs representatives visit

• Mon Jan 11 - Off-Campus Programs Drop-in Advising meetings - no appointment needed @ 9am-noon and 1.30-4pm in the International House

• Mon Jan 11 - Earth and Environment in Italy program info meeting with Prof Bjornerud @ 4.30pm in Youngchild 231

• Tues Jan 12 - ACM programs Lunch and Learn meeting @ 11am-1pm in Campus Center Kraemer Room

• Tues Jan 12 - Off-Campus Programs Application Workshop with Peer Advisors @ 7.30-8.30pm in Library 2nd floor computer lab

• Wed Jan 13 - SEA Semester program representative visit

• Wed Jan 13 - Semester in Environmental Studies (SES) program representative visit

• Wed Jan 13 - SEA Semester & SES programs Info meeting @ 4.30pm in Campus Center Kraemer Room

• Thurs Jan 14 - Off-Campus Programs Returnee Student Panel @ 8pm in Campus Center Cinema

• Sun Jan 17 - Off-Campus Programs Application Workshop with Peer Advisors @ 1-3pm in Campus Center Kraemer Room

• Mon Jan 18 - Off-Campus Programs Drop-in Advising meetings - no appointment needed @ 9am-noon and 1.30-4pm in the International House

• Mon Jan 18 - Drop-in Financial Aid meetings about Off-Campus Study - no appointment needed @ 10am-5pm in the Financial Aid office in Brokaw Hall (to make the most of meeting with the Financial Aid office, students should know which one or two programs they are considering and likely have met with the Off-Campus Programs office before meeting with Financial Aid)

• Tues-Sun Jan 19-24 - London Week

• Wed Jan 20 - Lawrence London Centre Info Session @ 4.30pm in Campus Center Cinema

• Thurs Jan 21 - French Study Abroad Panel @ 4.30pm in Campus Center Kraemer Room (308)

• Sat Jan 23 - Off-Campus Programs Application Workshop with Peer Advisors @ 1-3pm in Campus Center Kraemer Room

• Tues Feb 16 - Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal Info Session @ 4.30pm in Campus Center Runkle Room (room 414)

• Tues Feb 23- London Centre for History Students @ 4.30pm in Main Hall 104 - Come to learn about opportunities and benefits of studying abroad in London for History students from Prof Frederick (teaching in London fall term 2016), Prof Podair (has taught in London previously), and Laura Zuege (Director of Off-Campus Programs)

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.

 

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 2017-18 participation:

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

London Centre Anniversary Scholarship

The London Centre Anniversary Scholarship was established in 2012 in recognition of the powerful and transformative experiences of the London Centre and as a tribute to the program's fortieth anniversary. The fund assists Lawrence students participating in the London Centre program.  A common impediment for students interested in the London Centre is that of cost; the London Centre Anniversary Scholarship will enable future students to live and learn in this great world city.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students attending Lawrence's London Centre program. 

Information about the scholarship and application process is available here.

The scholarship's application deadline for students participating in 2017-18 programs will be May of 2017.

 

Helen Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant

The Helen Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant is a popular source of funding for Lawrence students. 

Helen Barr Rudin ‘32, was one of Lawrence’s earliest students to study abroad when she participated in a study program to France. This experience deeply impacted her and shaped her strong belief in the value of education abroad. This scholarship was established through a planned gift upon Rudin’s death in 2007. Grants of approximately $2,000 are given annually to students attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international term, semester, or academic year off-campus study programs.  Seven students are receiving this grant in the 2015-16 academic year. 

The grant's application deadline for students participating in 2016-17 programs will be May of 2016.

More information about the Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant and the application process is available here.

 

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