Room 205


A student standing in front of a big mountain in Costa Rica
Oberlin alumna Emma Baxter during her spring 2016 study away semester in Central America. Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College

The Office of Study Away assists students in selecting appropriate study away programs, understanding the financial implications of studying away, and ensuring that credits earned away will transfer properly.

Students interested in studying away for a semester or year can choose from Oberlin-sponsored programs, consortial programs, or more than 90 affiliated programs. In addition, the office helps coordinate international winter-term projects.

Oberlin College believes that all interested students, regardless of major, should have the opportunity to spend a semester away from campus on an academic program in a different part of the country or world. Oberlin is frequently ranked among the top 25 Baccalaureate Institutions that have the highest total number of students who study abroad in various programs. 

Study Away opportunities offered by Oberlin or by programs affiliated with the college cover a wide range of geographic areas of the world, curricular or academic interests and program types. Approximately 300 Oberlin students each year are approved to participate in semester– or year-long study away programs. Stop in Peters 205 for details on these programs, and refer to the web page, Choosing a Program.

Oberlin also offers its own summer– and winter-term programs and the semester-long Danenberg Oberlin-in-London.

Important Deadlines

March 15, 2018, is the deadline to apply for an academic leave of absence during the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semester, or the 2018-19 academic year. 

Please note:  If you are planning to study away in fall 2018, spring 2019, or for the 2018-19 academic year, you must complete Oberlin’s online Study Away application by March 15, 2018, to obtain institutional approval for an academic leave of absence. The online application for a 2018-19 academic leave of absence will be available beginning October 15, 2017.

In the meantime, if you'd like to begin researching study away program options, review the application process.

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