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Summer Study Abroad

If you wish to study off-campus but can't go for a semester or on a Colgate extended study, you may wish to consider a summer study abroad experience.
Choosing a Program

Colgate does not maintain a list of approved, non-Colgate summer study abroad programs. Students are welcome to meet with an Off-Campus Study advisor to discuss their plans.  Transfer credit from summer study abroad will only be accepted from U.S. university-led programs, direct enrollment at a foreign university, or from program providers listed on Colgate's Approved Programs list.

Program Approval and Deadlines

Students applying to eligible programs as described above are required to submit a Transfer Credit for Summer/Intersession to the Registrar by May 1 (summer term) or December 1 (intersession).

Transfer Credit from Summer Study Students may earn up to two credits from summer study abroad. The amount of credit awarded depends on factors including length of program, as explained in the Transfer Credit for Summer/Intersession form. Note that most intersession programs do not meet requirements for transfer credits.
Approval of a program does not guarantee approval of individual courses, so students must consult the appropriate departments and the Registrar's Office when preparing the Transfer Credit for Summer/Intersession form. Many departments do not grant credit toward the major for work completed on summer programs abroad.
Costs and Financial Aid

Students pay summer program providers directly. Colgate financial aid is not available for summer programs.  Off-Campus Study advisors and the Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships may be able to assist students in identifying scholarships possibilities.