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

Step 1: Understand and Explore Your Options

Step 2: Submit the Statement of Intent to Study Off-Campus – Due to OCS by November 15

Step 3: Submit the Application for Colby Approval to Study Off-Campus – Due to OCS by February 20 

Step 4: Application to Your Chosen Program/University (except for a Colby program) – Deadlines vary

Step 5: Agreement for Participation and Confirmation of Off-Campus Study Plans  – Due to OCS by May 1 for fall or full year study or by November 1 for spring study

Step 6: Pre-Departure Preparation


Follow a different procedure to be approved for Summer, Jan Plan, or Domestic off-campus study.