Off-Campus Short Term Courses

Each year, select faculty spend up to five weeks teaching an Off-Campus Short Term Course abroad or elsewhere within the United States.

Off-Campus Short Term Courses provide excellent opportunities for faculty and students to work together in the field.  Past topics have included geology field studies in Colorado; biomedicine and human rights in Chile; art and culture in Vietnam; Shakespeare in London; and the complex legacy of genocide in Rwanda.  As with Fall Semester Abroad programs, faculty are expected to take the lead in all aspects of these courses, including academic leadership, itinerary planning, recruiting students, travel and logistical arrangements, budgeting, and student support in close collaboration with the Office of Off-Campus Study.

The Off-Campus Study Committee evaluates proposals and selects a balanced set of courses for final approval by the Academic Affairs Council. Information to help plan a course, a planning timeline, the proposal form and supporting materials (including required student forms) are available below.