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INFORMATION ON SPRING 2021

We are now accepting applications for spring 2021 off-campus study programs. As students and their families begin to explore programs, apply, and prepare to go abroad, our office is available to assist and will continue to update our website with resources. Read more

 

 

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Welcome

Our office advises students and faculty on off-campus study opportunities, the application process, pre-departure support, assistance during their time overseas and upon their return to campus. 

Getting Started
Before You Go
Coming Home

Global Conversation Series
Featured Event
Global Conversation Series
OCSE is proud to announce our Global Conversation Series. This monthly lecture series will bring together Skidmore campus-based faculty and experts and faculty and experts from our international programs and partners, with the aim of providing truly global, substantive, faculty-led discussions regarding current issues and challenges that we all grapple with. There is an urgent need to hold these conversations and educate each other of our respective realities; yet currently, our students, faculty and staff have limited mobility and restricted ability to engage with the outside world face-to-face. We hope that OCSE's Global Conversations will provide an opportunity for intercultural discourse and debate. 

Our October lecture will be discussing "Mindfulness in Times of Crisis" and will take place onWednesday, October 28th at 1:00 pm.

Upcoming Events


Skidmore in London

Skidmore in London

Skidmore in London

Each fall, students from Skidmore's incoming first-year class will have the opportunity to spend their first semester of college in London. The First-Year Experience in London enables them to begin working toward their Skidmore degrees; helps prepare them for Skidmore's academic challenges and opportunities; and builds strong connections and friendships among the participants while exploring London. Read more

Skidmore in New Zealand

Skidmore in New Zealand

Skidmore in New Zealand

In New Zealand, students directly enroll in one of two universities and can choose to focus their semester with either the Geology or Earth Systems field research tracks before the start of the academic semester. Read more

Skidmore in Paris

Skidmore in Paris

Skidmore in Paris

In Paris, students are based at one of two program centers with access to courses in both English and French. An array of partner institutions allow students to take courses at a Parisian university or a business school. Read more

Skidmore in Spain

Skidmore in Spain

Skidmore in Spain

In Spain, students with an advanced knowledge of Spanish strive to integrate students into the life of Madrid and Alcalá through courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) or Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), the experience of a family stay, and an emphasis on involvement in the cultural and social life of Spain. Read more

London First-Year

London First-Year

London First-Year

Each fall, students from Skidmore's incoming first-year class will have the opportunity to spend their first semester of college in London. In addition to allowing students to enjoy the historical and cultural riches of England's capital, the First-Year Experience in London enables them to begin working toward their Skidmore degrees; helps prepare them for Skidmore's academic challenges and opportunities; and builds strong connections and friendships among the participants. Read more

Skidmore Travel Seminars

Skidmore Travel Seminars

Skidmore Travel Seminars

Travel seminar courses offer students a carefully structured, focused, and challenging short-term learning experience. These programs allow students to accompany one or two faculty members as they explore a focused topic that uses the destination as a classroom. Read more

 
Program Options
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Where will you go?

There are a great number of off-campus study opportunities coordinated by the Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges (OCSE), including Skidmore's study abroad programs, approved non-Skidmore study abroad programs, faculty-led travel seminars, and domestic study programs.

Courses and Credits

Staying on track at Skidmore

Off-Campus Study at Skidmore College has been developed to complement Skidmore’s degree programs and meet the high standards of a Skidmore education. 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.

Finances

Funding your experience

Students studying off-campus will be charged Skidmore's comprehensive fee for the semester or academic year. Students studying on a short-term travel seminar will be charged a program fee that will vary depending on the program.

Pre-Departure

Before you go

As you prepare to study abroad, you will find that there are many details you must pay attention to and a long list of things "to do." Be sure to read everything you receive from your program sponsor immediately! OCSE is here to help guide you.

Health & Safety

Taking care of yourself

In choosing to study abroad, you have demonstrated that you are a risk taker of the very best kind. We here in the OCSE hope that you'll continue to challenge yourself and take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to you while abroad.

Diversity & Identity

Adjusting to a new cultural context

Off-Campus study & Exchanges recognizes and supports a diverse student population on all our programs. In selecting your program and in preparing to go abroad, it is important to think about all aspects of your personal identity and how these may be perceived in the host culture you'll be living in.

2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Nate Smail '20 laughts while watching a cow in Switzerland
Best in Show
Nate Smail '20
Austria cliffs with town in foreground
My City
Katie Coggins '20
Beatrize on a tree swing overlooking Barcelona, Spain
My Selfie
Beatriz Benares '20
My Host Culture
My Host Culture
Ajna Kertesz '20
My Host Culture
My Studies
Elizabeth Brogan '20

Creative Thought Travels


 

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