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Getting Started

A world of opportunity awaits you.

Studying off campus offers the opportunity to expand your horizons, build your network, and challenge yourself to build skills for success as an adult in the world, all while earning credits to count toward your Denison degree requirements. We offer hundreds of approved programs in 60 countries on 6 continents to allow you to choose what fits your goals. The hardest part may be deciding on just one!

To make this happen, you’ll need to plan ahead, research programs, and then apply for Denison approval to study off campus in the fall of the academic year prior to study away. Most students apply during fall of their sophomore year and participate in a program the summer before junior year, or during the fall or spring of junior year. We’ll be here to offer guidance along the way, sending emails and posting to our Instagram from the start of the application process until the end of your program- and even after you return to campus.

If you want to study off campus during Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025, January-Term 2025, or Spring 2025 you must open an Advising & Program Selection application by October 27, 2023!

The deadline to start the off-campus study application process has now passed. The next opportunity to apply for OCS will be in Fall 2024 (for Summer 25, Fall 25, and Spring 26). 

Read more about the Application Process.


First-year students considering programs in later terms can find more information here.