The Office of Study Away assists students in selecting appropriate study away programs, understanding the financial implications of studying away, and ensuring that credits earned away will transfer properly. Students interested in studying away for a semester or year can choose from Oberlin-sponsored programs, consortial programs, or over 90 affiliated programs. In addition, the office helps in the coordination of international winter term projects.
Oberlin College believes that all interested students, regardless of major, should have the opportunity to spend a semester away from campus on an academic program in a different part of the country or world. Oberlin is frequently ranked among the top 25 Baccalaureate Institutions that have the highest total number of students who study abroad in various programs. Study Away opportunities offered by Oberlin or by programs affiliated with the college cover a wide range of geographic areas of the world, curricular or academic interests and program types. Approximately 300 Oberlin students each year are approved to participate in semester- or year-long study away programs. Information on these programs is available in the Study Away Library (Peters 205) and on this website under Choosing a Program.
In addition, Oberlin offers its own summer and winter term programs as well as the Danenberg Oberlin-in-London semester program.
March 15, 2017, is the deadline to apply for an academic leave of absence in the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester, or during the 2017-18 academic year.
Please note: If you are planning to study away in fall 2017, spring 2018, or for the 2017-18 academic year, we strongly urge you to attend an Academic Leave of Absence Application Help Session in order to understand the online application process. Times and dates for these sessions will be posted on this website and on the calendar of events soon. Please stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, if you'd like to begin researching specific program options now, please follow the link here for instructions on how to browse programs or begin an on-line application.
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