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Colgate Study Groups

Colgate is a leader in off-campus study, typically ranking among the top ten baccalaureate institutions for the number of students studying abroad. Our own faculty teach, mentor, and help students explore.
Spring 14 Washington DC study group participants in the Senate Appropriations Committee office.

Although the deadline to apply for a Colgate Study Group has passed, the following programs are still accepting applications:

  • France, Dijon
  • Germany, Freiburg
  • Italy, Venice
  • Japan, Kyoto
  • UK, London English
  • UK, London History
  • USA, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • ​If you're interested in applying for one of these programs, please email our office at

    About Our Semester-Long Study Groups

    Colgate Study Groups take students to study off campus for a semester while immersing them in new cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Students live together with their peers and receive instruction and mentoring from the Colgate faculty member directing the program, as well as from their host institutions.

    Each study group has its own academic focus, ranging from religion and philosophy studies in St. Andrews, Scotland, to high-level scientific research at the United States' National Institutes of Health. The courses in each of these study groups can be counted toward your graduation and major and minor requirements just like any other Colgate course.


    For information regarding study group costs, please review the estimated student budgets.

    Study Group Offerings

    Study Groups for the following academic year are announced annually in early October but generally follow the schedule below.

    Speak with faculty directors to learn more about program structures, academic prerequisites and other requirements.
    Students on the Manchester study group visited Chethams Library for the course Technology, Science, and Culture in the History of Manchester.