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March 15 for Fall Admission and October 15 for Spring Admission.
You should meet with your academic adviser as early as possible, and Carol Kelley prior to the deadline to discuss your plans.
The Study Away Office is located in the Campus Center, Room 318
When considering studying away, there are many different options, allowing you to fit the experience into your unique path at Olin. Whether you have always dreamed of studying engineering in Germany or art history in Rome; whether you want to learn about the growing economies and new languages in Asia or Latin America; or if you have a desire to study someplace off the beaten path, you can chart your own course with the study away program.
There are three ways to go about studying away. Please take some time to consider the options and explore. Then, visit Carol Kelley in the study away office to talk about your plans and start the application process.
Olin has agreements with institutions in various parts of the world. You apply to Olin to study away and, if approved, you can spend a semester at one of these institutions. Tuition is covered, but students are responsible for travel costs, room and board, insurance, passport and visa fees, and all other incidental expenses. It is important to note that while students are not responsible for paying tuition, direct exchange is not necessarily the least expensive study away option, as many foreign universities' tuition fees are negligible and other costs (travel, room) may be lower in other institutions or locations.
*Note that some of these links take you to the institution’s page in a foreign language. Look for the link for “English” or either an American or British flag denoting the English language portion of the website.
Under this study away model, you attend a program sponsored by another institution or enroll directly in an institution (with which we do not have a direct exchange) that has been pre-approved by the Away Committee. You assume all costs, including tuition, travel, room and board, insurance, passport and visa fees, application fees, and any other incidental expenses. The costs for these programs vary tremendously. Some are as expensive (if not more) than what you would pay at an American institution, while at others it can be very inexpensive, since in many foreign countries tuition fees are negligible if they exist at all.
Your application will generally be approved if you can demonstrate satisfactorily that:
These institutions host a number of study abroad programs that Olin students can participate in. They have programs in many different locations, affording you a wide range of options. These programs will likely be more expensive than enrolling at an institution on your own, but often provide more guidance and structure.
Under this study away model, a student attends a program sponsored by another institution that is not currently on Olin's pre-approved list, enrolls directly in another institution that does not have a direct exchange agreement with Olin, or crafts an alternative study plan with his or her adviser. Students are required to submit a detailed proposal to the Away Committee, which will evaluate the proposal based on the criteria listed on the application. Students assume all costs including tuition, travel, room and board, insurance, passport and visa fees, application fees, and any other incidental expenses.
Your application will more likely be approved if you can demonstrate satisfactorily that:
Your proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria.
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