Jan Plan Off-Campus

A variety of off-campus or international opportunities are possible.

  • All Colby Jan Plan courses, including those abroad, are planned and administered by Academic Departments in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty’s Office. Please refer to the Faculty leader or Department for more information or application, requirements, and deadlines. Jan Plan offerings change each year. A full description of Jan Plan courses is available on the web in October, and students may elect January courses at that time. Review the Jan Plan Student Handbook for more information on what you will need.
  • Independent study off-campus during Jan Plan may be arranged in advance in conjunction with a Colby faculty member. Please use the Independent Study or Honors Application form.
  • Other off-campus courses may be taken at another institution by seeking faculty approval in advance through the Registrar’s office using the Transfer of Credits Form available on the Registrar’s webpage under “forms for students”and registering for “transfer credit” during Jan Plan registration.
  • Credit for study or ISP in a country under U.S. State Department Travel Warning: Colby College discourages travel to countries and participation in a program in a country for which there is a U.S. State DepartmentTravel Warning in effect at the time of departure. Students wishing to travel to a country currently under U.S. State Department Travel Warning are required to, in advance of their application, submit a petition to the Travel Warning Review Committee providing a complete description of and justification for their study/travel at a Travel Warning site. Due by October 15 for Jan Plan. If approved, student and a parent will then be required to sign a waiver as part of the approval process which will be forwarded to the student by Off-Campus Study.

Colby Courses Off-Campus

Each year faculty members organize a class in some other part of the world.