Spending a semester abroad or off-campus can be one of the most important and transformative experiences of your life. During your sophomore year, you may apply to spend an entire semester studying away for one semester during your junior year.
Whether you choose a program within the United States or in another country, you'll have the opportunity to challenge yourself by adapting to a different environment that can be a crucial and revelatory part of your Liberal Arts education. Please read more about Wabash's policy for DOMESTIC off-campus study.
Attend the OFF-CAMPUS STUDY / STUDY ABROAD FAIR:
- Tuesday 9/26/2023, 7:00 - 8:30 pm -- Detchon International Hall
Attend the "How to Apply for Semester-Long, Off-Campus Study" information session:
- Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 pm -- Detchon Hall, Room 209
The application deadline for students who want to study away for a full semester in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 is NOON on Friday Nov. 3, 2023.
In the application, you must:
- Complete a 4-year Major/Minor Plan
- Select ONE program that's a good fit for you
- Compose an essay to support your participation in that program (Read the instructions carefully!)
- Select 2 faculty members who've taught you in class to complete an online recommendation for you
- Complete online credit approval requests for 4-5 courses you hope to take abroad and for 2-3 alternate courses
Cost & Financial Aid
For semester-long Off-Campus Study programs, Wabash College bills the student Wabash's tuition (as if he were on campus), plus the $1,000 Off-Campus Study Fee. Wabash College will then pay the OCS provider for the costs of tuition and academic fees. Your federal and Wabash College Financial Aid applies, as should any outside scholarships you normally receive. If the tuition cost of the program you've chosen is higher than the tuition cost at Wabash, then you will have to pay the difference.
Therefore, for most programs, students pay Wabash tuition to the College and receive applicable aid. Then you will be billed directly by your off-campus study program for room and board costs. (Also, for the Harlaxton College program, Wabash will bill you for BOTH tuition and room and board.) You will be responsible for the cost of your flight/s, souvenirs, extra travel not included in tuition costs, etc. Please clarify costs with the provider, Wabash's Financial Aid Office, and Wabash's Business Office before applying, and make sure that you share cost and billing information with your parents before you apply.
Many program providers offer their own scholarships, so please check your provider's website or contact them to learn more about the funding they offer. You will want to apply for provider scholarships as soon as possible after receiving approval from the Off-Campus Study Committee).
The purpose of the scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. David W. Givens ’56 is to enrich Wabash students' experience in the arts. The scholarship may be used for transportation, accommodation, museum fees, books, and other study materials for a semester in Europe. Learn More »
National Fellowships and External Scholarships
There are many opportunities for getting fellowships and scholarships to assist your study abroad. See Cost & Finances for a complete list and to learn your options.