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Semester Long Off-Campus Study

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.

Attend the STUDY ABROAD FAIR, held on the evening of the last Tuesday in September!  The Fall 2019 FAIR is set for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Detchon International Hall.

Attend ONE of the information sessions to be held in Fall 2019 -- details will be posted in late summer 2019.

The Off-Campus Study Committee will provide you with an application deadline in Fall 2019.

In the application, you must:

- Complete a 4-year Major/Minor Plan

- Select ONE program

- Compose an essay (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

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 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 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 also pay directly for for your flights, 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).

Givens Award for the Study of Western European Art

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. A Wabash student with a declared major or minor in Art is not eligible for the scholarship.


- Applicants must enroll in a course of study in Europe approved by the Off-Campus Study Committee (OCSC).

- The approved course of study must include at least one course in Western art.

Interested students approved to study off-campus by the OCSC, must submit a one-page application to the International Center. The application must describe what you plan to accomplish, the Western art class in which you will enroll, and your proposed (and detailed) budget. Please contact Amy Weir if you have questions about the appropriateness of your intended program and/or budget.

The OCSC will decide upon awards before the end of the semester prior to study abroad. Before leaving campus, the successful applicants, working with Amy Weir, will compose a one-page letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Givens, thanking them for providing the scholarship and describing their plans, including their plans for the formal study of art. The College will forward all letters to Mr. and Mrs. Givens.

When students are abroad, or shortly after their return to the U.S., they will each write a blog regarding what they learned about Western Art with the assistance of the Givens Scholarship. The College will post these blogs on the website.

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.