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.
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, 2014 is the deadline to apply for an academic leave of absence for
fall 2014, spring 2015 or the academic year 2014-15.
Upcoming Events and Announcements: