International & Off-Campus Study

Where will your Alma education take you?

Whether it’s a four-week Spring Term course, a summer or a full semester, Alma students are going places…

Located in the Center for Student Opportunity, Off-Campus Study staff can help you find the program that is right for you. Spend a semester studying in one of 14 countries around the globe or, if you prefer to remain in the United States, study and intern in one of four metropolitan centers: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago or Washington, D.C.

Would you prefer to study off-campus with the support of a group of Alma College faculty and students? Fulfill your S requirement with a 4-week Spring Term course. Past Alma College Spring Term courses have traveled to Ecuador, New Zealand, and Scotland, to name a few…

Where will you Venture? Off-campus study is an experiential learning opportunity that may be eligible for Alma Venture funds. See the Center for Student Opportunity for details.

International Off-Campus Study Programs

Alma College offers approved programs of study in the countries listed below. The programs in Ecuador, England, Ghana, Italy, Peru and Spain include internship, service learning or volunteer opportunities.

Argentina Australia Ecuador England
France Germany Ghana Greece
Ireland Italy New Zealand Peru
Scotland Spain    






Domestic Off-Campus Study and Internship Programs

Each of the domestic programs combines internships, professional development and traditional coursework.

  • 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 

Students with academic interests that cannot be met by any of the approved programs should consult Off-Campus Study in the Center for Student Opportunity.

Spring Term Off-Campus Study

Each Spring Term, Alma College faculty members offer a variety of courses off-campus in international and domestic settings. Recent faculty-led international courses took place in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Ecuador, England, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scotland and Spain. Domestic offerings have included various areas in Michigan and Colorado; the cities of Chicago, Key West, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.; and the U.S.-Mexico border. Additional information about these programs is available through the Registrar’s Office.

Off-Campus Costs and Financial Aid

The total cost of studying off-campus varies by the program, based on location, duration and enrolling institutions’ fees. As part of the application process, students will be provided with a detailed cost estimate for the program of interest. Get more information on program costs and financial aid.