Traditionally, off campus study has been a junior year experience for semester and year-long programs. However, in recent years more students have been accepted for the spring semester programs during their sophomore year. Studying off campus during the senior year is quite difficult because students are busy planning for the future with resume development, graduate school applications, and interviews. However, some students will choose to do so in the fall semester of their senior year.
January term off campus courses offer the opportunity to study abroad during the senior, junior or sophomore year. Priority is often based on seniority. In a few cases first-year students can participate in a January term if they receive faculty leader approval, meet course requirements, and space exists. Few students choose to study off campus during the summer months as this is prime time to work. Several summer programs are available, however.