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Off-Campus Study

Dear Members of the Wooster Community,

I am sure that you join me in being shocked and saddened by the tragic events unfolding in Paris. I write to let you know that The College of Wooster does not have any students currently studying in Paris. Our students studying in other parts of France have been contacted and all are safe and accounted for.

Georgia Nugent


The College of Wooster has postponed the Wooster in Israel and Palestine (faculty-led study abroad program) for Winter Break due to the rising conflict in the region. The program is tentatively scheduled to run during Spring Break (March 13-27, 2016). We are currently monitoring events throughout the region.

Update: The Declaration of Intent is still current campus policy. It gives OCS an idea of numbers of students studying off-campus for the next academic year. It is officially due on December 1st.

An alternative to submitting the Declaration of Intent is to start the OCS application for your chosen program. You can search for programs and log in to start the application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2016

Thinking about studying off-campus?

Here are your next steps:

Attend an OCS 101 session

These are informal sessions with the OCS Global Envoys to tell you about OCS rules and requirements.

They are held in APEX:

  • Monday-Friday from 11am-12pm
  • Walk-In Wednesdays from 1:30-4pm

Meet with OCS Staff

Once you have narrowed your choices to two or three programs, meet with Kate Patch or Jamie Adler to discuss your next steps.

For programs in the Global North (USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel)

Jamie Adler - APEX 044A
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-12pm
Walk-In Wednesday 1:30-4pm

For programs in the Global South (Central and South America, Africa, Jordan, Asia)

Kate Patch - APEX 013
Office hours: Monday-Friday 11am-12pm

Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans to go off-campus.


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