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Matterhorn in Switzerland

Interested in off-campus study in the US or abroad or in a short-term program? Options abound! See below for more information on qualifications & application process.

Semester Abroad

  • Program Term: Fall, Spring
  • When to Apply & Go: 
    • First-years: Talk to your academic advisor, take language classes, explore programs on line
    • Sophomores: Apply in spring to go abroad in the following fall of your junior year
    • Juniors: Apply in fall to go abroad in following spring of your junior year
    • Seniors: Consult your academic advisor & IPO for the possibility of going abroad in your senior year (usually fall)
  • Grades: Oxy credits with letter grades count in your GPA.
  • Fees:comprehensive fee
  • Financial Aid: Yes, plus Financial Aid travel grants for need-eligible.

Semester in the U.S.

Washington DC Internship
  • Program Term: Fall, Spring
  • When to Apply & Go:
    • Sophomores: Apply in spring to go abroad in following fall of your junior year
    • Juniors: Apply in fall to go to DC in following spring of your junior year
  • Grades: Oxy credits with letter grades count in your GPA
  • Fees: Oxy tuition and standard double room. Meals are on your own, but included in your financial aid package.
  • Financial Aid: Yes
Oxy at the United Nations
  • Program Term: Fall
  • When to Apply & Go:
    • Juniors: Apply in spring to participate in following fall of your senior year
  • Grades: Oxy credits with letter grades count in your GPA.
  • Oxy Fees: Tuition and standard double room. Meals are on your own, but included in your financial aid package.
  • Financial Aid: Yes
Campaign Semester
  • Program Term: Fall (the program runs alternate years, '20, '22, '24 etc.)
  • When to Apply & Go: Any year! Apply in spring to participate in following fall 
  • Grades: Oxy credits with letter grades, impact GPA.
  • Oxy Fees: Tuition, Room & Board for the 5 weeks of the semester for after-election portion on-campus
  • Financial Aid: Yes

Courses Abroad

  • Program Term: Fall or spring semester (in-class) and 2-3 weeks after for the abroad portion
  • When to Apply & Go: Any year when you meet the pre-requisites for either spring or fall
  • Grades: Oxy credits with letter grades count in your GPA
  • Oxy Fees: In-country costs charged in addition to regular semester tuition
  • Financial Aid: Yes. Additional costs are factored into the aid package.

Summer/January Abroad for Credit

  • Program Term: Summer or Winter (J-Term)
  • When to Apply & Go: Any year
  • Grades: Transfer credits with no GPA impact
  • Oxy Fees: No fees to Oxy except for the $29 "credit transfer form" processing. Students pay fees directly to the programs.
  • Financial Aid: Visit Financial Aid to discuss loan eligibility.

Richter Research Abroad

  • Program Term: Summer
  • When to Submit & Go: Juniors (usually) apply in spring to do research in the following summer.
  • Oxy Fees: No fees to Oxy except for the $29 application fee.
  • Financial Aid: Approved projects are fully funded by the Richter Trust. Recipients with high financial need (as determined by the Financial Aid Office) will receive summer compensatory earnings. The Financial Aid Office determines the amount students are expected to earn working during the summer.

Global Projects

  • Program Term: Varies; mostly Summer or Winter (J-Term)
  • When to Submit & Go: Any student who receives funding or Oxy sponsorship to go abroad for research, volunteering or any credit or non-credit project must recieve IPO travel clearance.
  • Oxy Fees: No fees to Oxy except for the $29 clearance form processing. Students receive their funding from departments after being cleared through the International Programs.