Important Announcement

On Monday, June 15th, Oberlin College made the difficult decision to cancel study away for programs that start in the Fall 2020 semester, which applies only to fall semester and year-long programs. At this time, the COVID-19 landscape simply presents too many risks related to student health, safety, and travel. Additional details can be found in the Announcements section of the site.

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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 100 affiliated programs. In addition, the office helps coordinate international winter-term projects. 

For more information on these programs and policies, please visit Oberlin's study away application portal at:

Oberlin College believes that all interested students, regardless of major, should have the opportunity to spend a semester or full academic year 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 with the greatest number of students studying 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. Oberlin also administers its own semester-long Danenberg Oberlin-in-Londonprogram.

Important Deadlines

Please visit the website for current application and program deadlines.

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