The key to having a successful off-campus study experience is to spend some time researching possibilities and considering which will be the best one for you. This page has information and many on-campus resources to help you decide where to study and how to choose the right program for you. At the very least, please review the 8 Things You Need to Know About OCS @ Colby. The more people you speak with, the more research you do and thought you invest into choosing your program, the better your ultimate choice will be!



What Do I Need To Know?

1. Am I Eligible?

To be approved by Colby to study off-campus you must meet certain eligibility criteria

2. Off-Campus Study Policies

You are expected to familiarize yourself with these policies

3. What do I do now?

All Colby students who wish to study off-campus must follow these steps

4. Dates & Deadlines

If you do not respect these deadlines, it is likely that your off-campus study plans will not be approved and you will not be able to get credit for them.

5. Application Timeline

Use Your Sophomore Year to Research, Plan, and Apply


How can I find out information on programs to help me choose the right program for me?

6. Learn About OCS Programs

Use all the resources at your disposal to consider your needs and options in order to make an informed decision and find the best program for YOU.

7. Search Colby’s Programs List

8. OCS Evaluations from Colby students

9. More Feedback from Colby Students

Student evaluations, ambassadors, and profiles. Check out where Colby students have been and get their feedback

10. Ways To Get Advising 

Attend information sessions to get started or meet with an OCS advisor if you wish to discuss your plans in more depth.