Study Away

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 group 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. In the 2011 Open Doors survey sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Oberlin College was ranked 5th in the top 25 Baccalaureate Institutions in the total number of study abroad students.  Study Away opportunities offered by Oberlin or 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 participate in approved semester- or year-long study away programs.

In addition, Oberlin offers a variety of our own summer and winter term programs as well as the Danenberg Oberlin-in-London and Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba (PRESHCO) programs.

Students interested in studying away for a semester or year can choose from Oberlin-sponsored programs or over 90 affiliated programs. Information on these programs is available in the Study Away Library (Peters 205) or at this website under Choosing a Program.

Please see Oberlin's International page for further information on international course offerings, programs, and related activities.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

March 15, 2015 is the deadline to apply for an academic leave of absence for
fall 2015, spring 2016 or the academic year 2015-16.

Upcoming Events and Announcements:
For more information on study away processes and requirements please take a look at the Study Away Presentation.

Weekly Study Away Information Sessions
Beginning Wednesday, January 14
Peters Hall Room 233, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.

If you are planning to study away fall 2015, spring 2016, or the academic year 2015-16, you must attend a Study Away information session in order to receive access to the academic leave application.