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 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. Information on these programs is available in the Study Away Library (Peters 205) or at this website under Choosing a Program.

In addition, Oberlin offers a variety of our own summer and winter term programs as well as the Danenberg Oberlin-in-London program.

For an overview of the study away application process and timeline, please see the presentation from the Study Away Information Session.


March 15, 2016, is the deadline to apply for an academic leave of absence during the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semester, or the 2016-17 academic year.

Academic Leave Of Absence Application Help Sessions will be held twice weekly through March 10, 2016.  Sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. All help sessions take place in Peters Hall, Room 212.

Please note:  If you are planning to study away in fall 2016, spring 2017, or for the 2016-17 academic year, you must attend one of these sessions in order to receive access to the online academic leave application.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Border Studies Program Information SessionMudd Library, Room 052