One Course At A Time=Love

Students at Cornell College love our One Course At A Time curriculum, and it's no wonder. It offers an immersive learning experience, with opportunities for hands-on learning, off-campus study, and internships built in. It lets them dive into the subject at hand, focus more intenesely on their work, and learn authentically with hands-on and experiential learning opportunities built into the curriculum.

Learning the Cornell Way

Block breaks


At Cornell, you'll get a midyear and a spring break like all college students. But, because of OCAAT, you also get "block breaks." After finishing each block, you take a four-day weekend before starting the next term. Each break can be a celebration, a respite, or an adventure. Visit family, take a road trip, travel with athletic teams and performing arts groups, or hang out with friends on campus. With no papers or tests to worry about, your long weekend can be pure fun.

Get out there


Learning at Cornell isn't restricted to the classroom—or even the continent. OCAAT's flexibility lets you do it all, from day trips and courses that spend days or weeks off campus to full-time internships, independent studies, and fellowships to lengthy study-abroad experiences through Cornell, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest or the School for International Training. Because you take just one course at a time, our faculty can conduct a day's class or the entire block off campus, or even out of the country.

Study jazz in New Orleans, art in New York, and economics in Chicago. Study Spanish in Spain, Renaissance art in Italy, archaeology in Greece, or meditation in India. This year roughly 25 Cornell courses will travel off campus studying in places such as the Bahamas, Japan, England, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, the Boundary Waters, and Chicago. Beginning in the fall of 2012, one to two classes a block will be based in the college's new McLennan Center in downtown Chicago.

Find Your Major


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Extraordinary Academics

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