Study abroad affords students the opportunity to take advantage of the different resources other universities have to offer and to experience life in a foreign country, or elsewhere within the United States.
Government majors may take up to two of their five Government electives through study abroad programs. Preliminary approval to count those courses towards the major must be sought from the Department Chair prior to going abroad; upon returning to Colby, brief descriptions of the work completed must be submitted to the Chair for final approval. If you change your course selections while abroad, contact the Chair as soon as you make the change and forward course descriptions and/or course syllabi for approval. Note that you may not get credit for courses abroad that are substantially identical to courses taken at Colby. Grades in courses taken in non-Colby programs will not count towards either your departmental or overall GPA.