Policies and Procedures
Off-Campus Study at Skidmore College has been developed to complement Skidmore’s degree programs and meet the high standards of a Skidmore education. Skidmore College views off-campus study as an extension of the student’s Skidmore academic experience. The main objective of our off-campus program structure is to include programs that allow Skidmore students to integrate more closely their experiences off-campus with their work here on campus. All off-campus programs are linked to Skidmore’s curriculum and are meant to support majors and minors. To do this Skidmore has developed Skidmore programs abroad, a list of approved study abroad programs, and a number of domestic study opportunities
, including the National Student Exchange
, Skidmore/Spelman College Exchange
, the Semester in Environmental Science
, and the Washington Semester
programs. Skidmore College also employs a financial structure that allows an inclusive approach to off campus study.
Administered through Off-Campus Study & Exchanges (OCSE), students may study abroad on Skidmore Programs
– including Skidmore in China (Beijing & Shanghai)
, Skidmore in London
, Skidmore in Paris
, Paris Fall Seminar
, Skidmore in Spain (Alcalá & Madrid)
, and the Shakespeare Programme
– and Approved Programs
, both international and domestic.
The Approved Programs
list includes programs around the world and in the U.S. that complement the academic quality and administrative support offered to our students on campus. Approved Programs have been chosen and approved by Skidmore’s academic departments and programs in conjunction with the Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.
The National Student Exchange (NSE) program allows students to study for up to one calendar year at one of almost 200 colleges and universities in the United States and its territories, as well as Canada. Students choose their host campus by working closely with their academic advisor(s) and the OCSE Program Manager responsible for the NSE program. OCSE has additional domestic opportunities such as the Skidmore/Spelman College Exchange, a historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, Georgia, the Washington Semester at American University in Washington D.C., and the Semester in Environmental Science at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.