Cornell students scuba dives during her off-campus study course.

One of our educational priorities at Cornell is to help all of our students become better global citizens through intercultural literacy. Getting out into the world and experiencing a culture different than what you’re used to is something our students regularly say changed their life and their perspective on the world.

Off-campus study at Cornell may mean taking a course outside the United States to immerse yourself in global culture. It could also mean studying in the boundary waters during the Cornell Wilderness Term, spending a Block studying at the McClennan center in Chicago, or traveling to New York and being immersed in the theatre scene in our class “20 plays in 20 days.”

Ask your counselor what opportunities might be available for you to study off-campus in your field of interest.