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Off-Campus Study


The Off-Campus Study Office assists Bowdoin students to broaden and enrich their education through study at other academically rigorous institutions and programs both domestically and abroad. About 230 Bowdoin students study away annually, for a semester or full academic year; in addition, some students study abroad on summer programs. Over half of the College's students have studied away by the time of graduation. Learn more »

OCS handles all off-campus study, abroad and in the U.S., that is undertaken for credit toward the Bowdoin degree for a period equivalent to one or two Bowdoin semesters, as well as summer programs taken for credit abroad.  Our responsibilities include the following:

  • monitoring the quality of programs and institutions to which the College sends students
  • directing students to information on programs and other international education resources
  • advising students in the choice of a program, in the application process, in predeparture planning, and in their return to Bowdoin
  • serving as a liaison with program providers for Bowdoin faculty, administrators, and students
  • staying in touch with developments and expectations in the field of education abroad

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Contact the Office

Our office is located in Kanbar Hall 100C. We are available for walk-ins every Wednesday from 9-4. Or you can make an appointment for Mon-Fri by clicking the online scheduling button below.

Make an Online Appointment


Bowdoin students have integrated their off campus experience into their academic goals through honors projects, independent studies and community outreach.

Resources & Announcements



  • Read blogs written by students studying off campus in Fall 2013!


  • NEW! Schedule an appointment with OCS online! Click HERE!
  • Visit the office in Kanbar 100C
  • Introduction to Off Campus Study (for Sophomores) on Thursday, September 19th, Kresge Hall, 7:30pm--9:00pm
  • Off Campus Study Fair, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2012, 3-5:30 PM, Smith Union
  • Returning students: Check your email for the program evaluation link


  • Semester/Year: Submit a "Register of Intent to Study Off-campus" form by November 1st. The full application: due February 21st.
  • Semester/Year: Students also to the program directly; please note that programs' deadlines may fall before Bowdoin's.
  • Summer: A transfer of credit application (currently unavailable online; please go to the Registrar in Moulton for a copy) is due to OCS by April 1st.