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Study Away Information

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean

of Studies

Study Away Events Fall 2014

September 29 Broad Overview of process and

Wednesday, October 1 from 7-8 pm in Craig:
Financing Study Away
Thursday, October 2 from 4-6:30 in Peters: Study
Away Fair (including international winter term
group projects)
Beginning Monday, October 6: Weekly
information sessions on application process details

Oberlins Study Away Options

for semester-long programs

Two Oberlin categories for studying

1. Enrolled Not in Residence (ENR)
2. Academic Leave of Absence (ALOA)

ENR programs

Two Oberlin faculty and ~25
Oberlin students
Spring semester only
Application deadline in March
Spring 2015 program features
Gina Perez (Comparative
American Studies) and Baron
Pineda (Anthropology); Spring
2016 Anu Needham (English)
and Steve Volk (History)
OC tuition, room and board.
Some additional support for
financial aid students

PRESHCO - Programa de
Estudios Hispnicos en Crdoba
Fall, Spring or full year
Four semesters or equivalent of
Application deadline once each
Application and Information
through Hispanic Studies
OC tuition, room and board
costs include support for airfare,
excursions, food, books

Academic Leave of Absence



Consortial Programs of the Great Lakes

College Association (GLCA) or the
Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Oberlin Affiliated Programs
Non-affiliated Programs

Academic Leave of Absence



Completion of at least two semesters at Oberlin

Major officially declared
Must be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 4
courses/16 credits equivalent) while on the program
Educational reasons for going
Allow for on time completion of graduation
Seniors have special restrictions in second semester

Two Steps for Academic

Leave process

Apply to Oberlin for Academic Leave of

Apply to Study Away Program (some
programs have early application deadlines)
Usually requires application, academic
recommendation, transcript, study away advisor

Academic Leave of
Absence(ALOA) Application

Online Academic Leave Application

Required info sessions begin in October
2014 and last until March 13, 2015
Must attend in order to set up application
For Fall 2015, Spring 2016 or full-year
2015-16, deadline is .

March 15, 2015

ALOA Application

Information about you

and your progress
toward graduation
Essay and advisor
Justification for fall or
spring request

Once you have selected a

program, you will
Preliminary transfer of
credit forms
Waiver form for
international programs
Insurance verification

Transfer of Credit Information

Must be enrolled as a full-time student as defined

by the program
ALOA semester = 4 courses/16 credits
One CD course counts from ALOA if taken abroad
or on certain US programs
Courses may count toward major but not toward
curriculum distribution
ALOA courses do not count toward 3 course/12
credit transfer limit
Credits transfer but grades do not

Affiliated Programs

Have been approved by Oberlin department

or program and the Off-Campus Study
Oberlin financial aid/scholarship and
federal aid will apply if qualified
Includes GLCA-recognized programs

Non-affiliated programs

Not specifically approved by an Oberlin

department or program
Only Federal financial aid will apply to the
program cost if qualified
Approval for ALOA and transfer of credit
may be more difficult

Financing Study Away

Generally, family contribution is still expected.

On ENR semester programs (London and PRESHCO) tuition and fees
Oberlin tuition is charged for other programs. Room and board
charges are determined by the program fees.
Consortial and Oberlin Affiliated programs allow Oberlin and Federal
aid to apply to tuition for the semester.
Non-affiliated programs allow federal aid to apply if student qualifies.
For answers to specific financial questions, contact the Office of
Financial Aid.

Suggestions for planning

Narrow down list of majors/declare your major

Discuss study away plans with advisor in major
Take a look at the study away website:
As early as October 2014: Attend a required
information session to start ALOA application
Meet with study abroad advisor

Important Study Away


Oberlin Office of Financial Aid

Oberlin Study Away Library - Peters 205

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm; 5-6499
Program Literature & Evaluations available

Oberlin Study Away Website,,