Off-Campus Study Programs
In cooperation with institutions of higher education, Alma College offers a variety of both domestic and international study programs. Credit earned in these programs counts as residence credit. Off-campus study during the Fall or Winter term in an approved Alma College off-campus study program meets the College's requirement. Off-campus study programs approved through the Academic and Career Planning office that are in session during an Alma College Spring Term will meet one Spring Term requirement. A maximum of 16 credits in language studies per term will count toward a language major or minor. For eligibility, requirements, detailed program information and application materials, consult the Academic and Career Planning office.
Off-Campus Costs and Financial Aid. Students participating in semester off-campus study programs pay Alma College tuition. If the total cost of the off-campus study tuition exceeds Alma College tuition for the same semester, the student will be billed for the additional amount. All program related fees, other than tuition, that are invoiced to Alma College will also be added to the Alma College student account. Students participating in summer programs will pay directly the tuition, room, board and associated academic fees associated with the program and a $500 administrative fee.
Alma College aid can be used for off-campus Alma College-approved programs only by students who are U.S. citizens and who reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Alma College financial aid can be used for one semester (not Spring Term) in an approved off-campus program. Federal or state aid is available for more than one term of off-campus course work. Exceptions are for Modern Language majors, who may study for a full academic year in one international language program, and students with a double major in two languages, who can receive aid for up to two terms if the programs are needed to fulfill international language requirements.
Approved International Off-Campus Study Programs. Alma College offers international programs of study in the countries listed below. Additional information is available in the Academic and Career Planning office. The programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, England and Peru have internship and volunteer experiences at their locations.
- New Zealand
Approved Domestic Off-Campus Study Programs. Each of the domestic programs provides opportunities for experiential and academic learning including internships and traditional coursework. Additional information is available in the Academic and Career Planning office.
- Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture; Chicago, IL
- New York Arts Program; New York, NY
- The Philadelphia Center; Philadelphia, PA
- American University; Washington, DC
- The Washington Center; Washington, DC