Fall Semester

  • Attend an Off-Campus Studies (OCS) "First Step" Informational Meeting. This meeting offers an introduction of Off-Campus Studies at Whitman College. There are typically 4 to 6 meetings per semester planned at various times so that a sophomore can choose a meeting that best fits their schedule.  The off-campus studies process is definitely a team effort between the student and the OCS staff.  Important information shared at a First Step meeting helps identify the student's options and next steps.
  • Find out what OCS Whitties are saying - read OCS Student Blogs
  • Visit Whitman's Annual Off-Campus Studies (OCS) Fair held in the end of October in Reid Campus Center Ballroom.  The Annual Off-Campus Studies (OCS) Fair is an opportunity to speak directly with program representatives, Whitman OCS alums and the OCS staff - all in one location - the Reid Ballroom.  This is a great time to explore your OCS options. You can pick up program brochures, talk with individuals about their programs and experiences, and find answers to our study abroad questions.
  • Discuss your off-campus study plans with your Major Adviser
  • Schedule a meeting with a Whitman Off-Campus Studies (OCS) Adviser
  • Look over the OCS Advising Sheets by Major

Spring Semester

  • Declare your major
  • Submit Whitman Off-Campus Study (OCS) Application and Program Application(s) by the early February for Fall and Academic Year off-campus study. For spring study abroad you may want to complete applications by the June 1 deadline, prior to leaving campus for the summer.  If your spring program does not have a rolling deadline, apply by our early September deadline.