Educating for the Global World

Welcome to your journey.

To thrive in today’s rapidly changing global age, you need to be ready to engage meaningfully with today’s world of unprecedented diversity. Colby’s commitment to providing students with quality off-campus academic opportunities has been a longstanding part of its educational philosophy. You will be given the chance to wade or dive into another culture and experience a wealth of knowledge and self-awareness, enriching your undergraduate experience.



 Update for Sophomores Planning to study away as juniors in 21/22:

Colby students studying away in Fall/21 Spring /22 are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are seeking an exemption, you will need to contact the Colby Health Center for paperwork on that.

We strongly recommend applying to your SP 22 program over the summer so that you secure your spot and have your plans set.

Please note that OCS has moved to Grossman and has integrated with the DavisConnects team. We look forward to seeing you!



Quick Links


**NOTE:  We have Advising Appointments via Google Meet.

IF BOOKING AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT (20-minutes):  Please click on the link below, “Book an Advising Appointment”, to go to our advising calendar.  Remember to book appointments at least a day in advance to allow us time to set up the google meetings. 


More OCS events

OCS Faculty Mentor Program

Off Campus Study Map


The OCS Faculty Mentor Program is designed to help students fully integrate their education and learning experiences abroad into their Colby course of study, specifically via independent research and explicit cultural engagement. The main objective is to have faculty engage with students through providing advice and guidance prior to, during, and after students’ time off campus. Student projects focus on research or explicit cultural engagement and are featured on the “Off Mayflower Hill” Blog.


Visit the Off Mayflower Hill Blog