Policies and Procedures
Off-Campus Study at Skidmore College has been developed to complement Skidmore’s degree
programs and meet the high standards of a Skidmore education. Skidmore College views
off-campus study as an extension of the student’s Skidmore academic experience. The
main objective of our off-campus program structure is to include programs that allow
Skidmore students to integrate more closely their experiences off-campus with their
work here on campus. All off-campus programs are linked to Skidmore’s curriculum and
are meant to support majors and minors. To do this Skidmore has developed Skidmore
programs abroad, a list of approved study abroad programs, and a number of domestic study opportunities, including the National Student Exchange, Skidmore/Spelman College Exchange, the Semester in Environmental Science, and the Washington Semester programs. Skidmore College also employs a financial structure that allows an inclusive
approach to off campus study.
Administered through Off-Campus Study & Exchanges (OCSE), students may study abroad on Skidmore Programs – including Skidmore in China (Beijing & Shanghai), Skidmore in London, Skidmore in Paris, Paris Fall Seminar, Skidmore in Spain (Alcalá & Madrid), and the Shakespeare Programme – and Approved Programs, both international and domestic.
The Approved Programs list includes programs around the world and in the U.S. that complement the academic
quality and administrative support offered to our students on campus. Approved Programs
have been chosen and approved by Skidmore’s academic departments and programs in conjunction
with the Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.