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Important Announcements

Student conducting water test in Australia

Photo credit: Chelsea Semper ' 21 (Australia, School for Field Studies, spring 2020)

News from OCS

May 19, 2021
OCS students Angela Reyes Cervantes '22 (CASA Barcelona, Spain) and Matthew Tran '22 (KCJS, Japan) were both awarded a Gilman Scholarship to pursue study abroad during fall 2021. Congratulations!

April 22, 2021
OCS student Madison Snyder '21 (Spain, CASA Barcelona) has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue cancer research in Barcelona, Spain. Read how her study abroad experience at CASA Barcelona impacted her decision to apply for a Fulbright fellowship on our Student Voices page
Congratulations, Madison! We're very proud of you and wish you all the best in Barcelona next year!

Updates about Off-Campus Study, Fall 2021

April 30, 2021
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 infection rate in many countries, Swarthmore’s International Travel Risk Management Committee has decided to extend to July 1, 2021 the final date to decide if study abroad will be permitted for Fall 2021. For more details, please see the FAQs. 

OCS Photo Contests

Students take amazing photographs on their off-campus study programs. Every semester, the OCS Office invites students who have studied off-campus to participate in the OCS Photo Contest. There are prizes in different categories, and the College community at large votes on their favorite submission. Check here to see the Spring 2020 photo contest submissions and winners!

General Information Sessions

Are you interested in studying abroad during spring 2022? Perhaps you're planning to study off-campus during fall 2022? To help you figure out how it all works, your first step is to attend a general information session. These days, those are held virtually, via zoom. Click here for a list of dates and times, and the zoom links.