2007 Wooster in Thailand students on an elephant ride in one of Thailand's many forest elephant sanctuaries.
. . .are off campus programs, that carry academic credit and are administered and/or taught by College of Wooster personnel, where the location clearly enhances the instruction and the coursework.
. . . are currently offered in a number of world regions and across academic disciplines. Many programs merge classroom discussion with an off campus experience, while others immerse students off campus for a summer or semester.
. . . vary by semester. Interested students are encouraged to consult with the Off Campus Studies Office.
. . . may be especially valuable to students whose majors or athletic commitments make it difficult to organize a full semester off-campus.
Short-term or semester-long off-campus study faculty-led programs are an important means of enriching the curriculum, opening new doors for students, and promoting global engagement for both students and the College community at large.
These Programs are open to all Wooster students in good academic and social standing. Selection is at the discretion of the Faculty Director, and is generally by application only. Prerequisites will vary by program, and some programs are not open to first year students. Students are expected to have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the time of application.
The prices of Wooster In Programs vary by location and duration of the stay. Programs generally cost between $3,000-$5,000, although this may not include airfare. In most cases, fees cover mandatory insurance, lodging, transportation in the off-campus location, fees for site visits and guest lecturers, as well as some meals.
Financial aid does not transfer to short term Wooster In Programs, but financial assistance is generally available.
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