Fall 2020 and Off-Campus Study

The Center for Global Education continues to support and work with students wishing to study off campus for the fall 2020 semester. Partner institutions offer the best guidance on the feasibility of welcoming students for the semester.

Some of Bates’ international partners have already suspended their fall programs. When this happens, students are welcome, if possible, to switch to another program to which they have applied and been accepted. Otherwise students should be in touch with the CGE to withdraw from the fall 2020 off-campus study semester. 

For students enrolled in off-campus programs for this fall, CGE has these recommendations: 

  • Students enrolled in off-campus study programs for fall 2020 should contact institutions and programs to discuss their health and safety management as it relates to the current pandemic. 
  • In the case of students whose off-campus program has been moved to remote-only, meaning no possibility of traveling to your program location, we suggest you withdraw from the program and enroll in Bates courses for the fall. 

In the meantime, fall 2020 students may withdraw from off-campus study by emailing and speaking with Assistant Director David Das (ddas@bates.edu) or Associate Dean Darren Gallant (dgallant@bates.edu). 

Students will then be directed to the appropriate housing process and given information on registering for fall semester courses. Bates allows applications for fall housing until July 31, 2020. 


If you have questions about Off-Campus Study, email globaleducation@bates.edu