|Andrew Law||Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (740) 587-6532|
|Sandy Spence||Coordinator, email@example.com, (740) 587-6532|
Off-campus study acts as a catalyst in a Denison education. Its purposeful combination of classroom and experiential learning provides students an opportunity to hone the analytical literacy and capacity for informed judgment and constructive social engagement that are associated with a liberal arts education.
Off-campus study also engenders independence and self-confidence. As students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences they develop strategies for effective communication and thoughtful moral/ethical decision-making in contexts of socio-cultural plurality.
In order to pursue off-campus study for academic credit, students must first obtain Denison approval for such study and then apply for acceptance by the program provider. Approval is granted through the off-campus study proposal process, which starts with an individual advising appointment with the coordinator and culminates with the completion of an off-campus study proposal. The student is also responsible for completing an abridged provider application. If the student receives Denison approval, the off-campus study office then forwards her/his proposal materials to the program provider in order to complete the application file and allow for a final admission decision.
Denison approval for off-campus study is granted on a rolling basis to sophomores and juniors. The mandatory initial appointments are available starting in April and continuing through Thanksgiving break. The final deadline for consideration for all summer, semester, and academic year programs is at the beginning of spring semester in the sophomore or junior year. Late proposals are only considered if there are documented personal, family, or medical emergencies or relevant academic issues.
For more information, go to Off-Campus Study.