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Studying off-campus, whether internationally or domestically in the United States, is an experience bound to change your view of the world. In general, full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for admission to off-campus programs.

Costs do vary by program — both direct charges as well as indirect expenses. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Office of Financial Aid early on in the process to determine individual program charges and available financial assistance. State and federal aid will follow you on your off-campus study program.

Liberal Arts in Focus Programs

Ripon College hosts its own unique three-week Liberal Arts in Focus courses each fall and spring. The programs below reflect courses that have run both in the past and the present.

Topics: Old Italy, New Italy (three credits)
Travis Nygard, Diane Mockridge

This May Liberal Arts In Focus course provides an intensive overview of Italian history, politics, culture and language. Students will spend the first week of the course on Ripon’s campus where they will have lectures, discussions, film screenings, language instruction and a special Wisconsin-Italian field trip. Students will then spend two weeks in Due Santi, a historic district south of Rome. Listed as Classical Studies 200.01/History 200.01/Politics and Government 200.01.

Peace Studies in Jamaica (two credits)
Joe Hatcher

This class consists of twelve days spent in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica in the town of Hagley Gap and Penlyne. We will apply the concepts learned in the one-credit class directly as we work with children in the schools of the area and provide support for community improvement. We will live with families and experience life in the Blue Mountain area under the auspices of the Blue Mountain Project. Listed as Interdisciplinary Studies 300.01.

In Focus Spain: Seville (three credits)
Timothy Reed

An 18-day intensive study abroad experience at the Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain. Students are offered an excellent opportunity to improve their language skills and experience the culture and beauty of this charming and historic city. Students live with host families, take cultural excursions, and attend classes Monday through Friday for a total of 45 contact hours. Listed as Spanish 300.01.

Intensive Field Studies: Field Ornithology
Memuna Khan

Field ornithology is the study of birds (anatomy, physiology, behavior and populations), including the techniques of studying birds (censusing, capturing, marking, specimen preparation, behavioral observation). The course will include one week on the Ripon College campus followed by two weeks at Coe College Wilderness Field Station near Ely, Minnesota. Listed as Biology 450.01.