Due to the unique flexibility provided by Cornell’s One Course At A Time calendar, off-campus study is an integral part of the college’s curriculum. Since students are committed to only one course during a block, the entire class can be moved to an off-campus location, in the U.S. or overseas. By supporting off-campus study the Berry Center follows through on its mission to promote experiential learning and provide academic enrichment opportunities. The Berry Center provides funding to faculty members to develop off-campus courses and field experiences, and offers subsidies and scholarships to participating students.

Off-Campus Courses Supported by the Berry Center


Financial Management Seminar in Chicago
with Professor Chris Conrad (Economics and Business)

Every year students in Professor Chris Conrad's Financial Management seminar spend nearly a week in the Chicago financial district studying how markets and business firms manage financial, operational and credit risk. In its most recent visit, the class toured the floors of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and talked with traders and financial experts. The students also had an opportunity to exchange ideas with risk managers at the Bank of America, and Centegra Health Care, a major provider of health care services in the Chicago area.

Macroeconomics Seminar in Uruguay

Macroeconomics Seminar in Uruguay
with Professor Todd Knoop (Economics and Business)

Students spent a month in Uruguay and Argentina studying issues of economic growth in Latin America’s Southern Cone. The class was hosted by the Universidad de Montevideo and the Southern Cone Group investment firm. Cornell students joined Uruguayan counterparts in classes co-taught by Professor Knoop and faculty members from the Universidad de Montevideo. The students took field trips to Buenos Aires and several locations in Uruguay. They interacted with government officials, financial industry experts, and business owners to understand how institutional factors and policy choices influence growth in emerging economies.

CJPP in Japan

Culture, Gender, and Public Policy in Japan
with Professor Carol Enns (Psychology) and Professor Erin Davis (Sociology)

Students traveled to Japan to study the interconnections between Japanese cultural traditions, gender roles, and contemporary public policy. The class studied within the Tokyo and Kyoto-Osaka regions, visiting many historical, cultural, educational, employment, and religious settings to gain a first-hand understanding of how public policy is influenced by Japanese traditions, values, and the socio-economic system.

Additional Off-Campus Experiences Supported by the Berry Center

  • International Economics Seminar in Uruguay and Argentina with Professor A'amer Farooqi (Economics and Business) 
  • Economics of Sports in Dallas with Professor Jerry Savitsky (Economics and Business)
  • U.S. Economic and Business History in Chicago with Santhi Hejeebu (Economics Business)
  • Religions in Ethiopia in Ethiopia with Steven Sacks (Religion)
  • From Village to Factory in Chile with Anton Daughters (Anthropology)
  • Urban Community in Chicago with Professor Tori Barnes-Brus (Sociology)
  • Families in Social Context in Chicago with Professor Erin Davis (Sociology)
  • Ethics and Public Policy (Midwestern presidential libraries) in Texas with Professor Robert Sutherland (Politics)
  • Wilderness Politics and Policy in Boundary Waters (Minnesota) with Professor Craig Allin (Politics)
  • Policy to Practice: Comparative Educational Systems, the U.S. and Southern Africa in South Africa with Professor Gayle Luck (Education)

For more information about off-campus study,
please contact the Associate Director of the Berry Center.