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Earlham College Off-Campus Study Application

Thank you for your interest in an Earlham College off-campus study program. Please read the following instructions carefully. Once you have completed steps 1-3, please click the Proceed to Application button, found in the fourth tab on this page.

Apply for the following programs before the listed deadlines:

 November 15, 2019

 February 28, 2020

  • Ecuador (Fall 2020)
  • Japan Study (Fall 2020)
  • SICE: Japan (Fall 2020)
  • Penland Crafts (Fall 2020)
  • Tibetan Studies (Fall 2020) - Deadline extended to January 30, 2020
  • Athens, Greece (Spring 2021)
  • Border Studies (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (Spring 2021)
  • Jordan (Spring 2021)
  • London, UK (Spring 2021)
  • New Zealand (Spring 2021)
  • Spain (Spring 2021)

Please note that you cannot apply for a program that is not currently accepting applications. If you have a question about programs, whether listed here or not, please email or visit the Center for Global Education on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center.

 Steps to Apply

 Application Essays

Complete the following essay questions in one PDF or Microsoft Word document.

  1. Please review the learning goals for off-campus programs. Discuss how your academic and personal goals relate to these learning goals and to aspects of the off-campus program.
  2. What courses and/or experiences have prepared you for this program? Please list courses you have taken or plan to take as preparation for an off-campus study experience. Also list courses that you plan to take as a follow up to your off-campus experience after returning.
  3. If you are applying to a language program, please state the highest language course you will have completed before the program begins. (If you are applying for an English-speaking program, you may skip this question.)
  4. What special interests do you have? In what organizations and activities are you involved? (clubs, student government, volunteer work, Bonner Scholar, music, theater, etc.).
  5. What are the greatest challenges you might expect to encounter in this program and what strategies might you have for dealing with them?
  6. Please add any information that you think the selection committee should know about you. This may include special accomplishments or achievements or any special concerns you may have about areas such as diet, food, medical or environmental allergies, privacy, level of physical activities, interpersonal skills, and so on.

Semester Programs

Students who participate in one of Earlham's semester programs must abide by the following policies.
Review policies

Financial Aid Policies

Earlham students may use their financial aid packages for studying abroad with one of the College's programs or an Earlham-approved program, detailed in these policies.
Review policies

Application Forms

Please download, print and bring the following forms to the person indicated. If you have any questions, please call the Center for Global Education at (765) 983-1424.

1) Faculty Reference Form

Complete the top portion of this form and and give it to the faculty member who will write your reference.

 Faculty _Reference

2) Academic Adviser Reference Form and 4 Year Plan

Please complete the top section of this form and give it to your academic adviser.

 Adviser _Reference

Once you have completed your essays, read the policies regarding off-campus programs and applications, and are prepared to supply the reference forms to the appropriate individuals, click below to proceed to the application. This should take approximately 15 minutes.



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