Colby offers students many opportunities to study in a foreign country, either on one of Colby’s own programs, in programs sponsored by a consortium of which Colby is a member, or on an approved non-Colby program.  Program information and application details are available from the Office of Off-Campus Study .

COLBY BILLED OFF-CAMPUS STUDY PROGRAMS include the following: Colby in Dijon, Colby in Salamanca, Colby at Bigelow Labs, and the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP). These programs are billed the same amount as Colby’s on-campus Comprehensive Fee, and payment is due according to the normal billing schedule. Students are required to pay a $500 attendance deposit which is applied against the charges for the Colby programs. The AKP deposit is used to provide students with the comparable amount in Japanese yen upon arrival at the program. Deposits are forfeited if students decide not to attend.


  • Program fees are billed by the host institution, and paid by the family, not Colby.
  • An Off-Campus Study Fee of $1,500 will be charged by Colby for each semester of study away and is due according to the College’s normal billing schedule. The Dartmouth College dual-degree program is not currently assessed this fee.
  • Since Colby does not bill for standard semester charges, families cannot utilize the Tuition Payment Plan for paying the semester away charges. Payments are made by the family directly to the host institution. If the student will be enrolled at Colby or on a Colby-billed program for one semester, the Tuition Payment Plan can be used for that period only.
For Colby students who qualify, financial aid is available to study at either an approved Colby or approved non-Colby program for the fall or spring semester. All financial aid applicants studying on an approved non-Colby program (not billed by Colby) are required to have their program complete the 21-22 Study Away Budget Statement & Agreement. To find detailed information regarding financial aid and study away, click here.



Last updated: April 14, 2021 at 14:16 pm