Want to Study Away? Here's How to Get Started!

Interested in studying away during the 2019-2020 academic year? You must first receive Trinity College approval to study away.  Students who have a  2.5 GPA and are in good academic and social standing are eligible to submit their request to study away.  

 Semester Study Away Process

Students interested in studying away during the 2019-2020 Academic Year should follow the steps outlined below during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Please see the study away deadlines to your right. 

1.    Attend the Annual Study Away Fair - All students should plan to attend the annual Study Away Fair in the Mather Hall Washington Room. The Fair is a great opportunity to speak with returned study away students, faculty affiliated with study away, as well as with representatives from approved external programs.

2.    Watch the Study Away 101 Video -  This video guides you through the process and will answer a lot of your questions!  


3.    Meet with a Study Away Advisor  You must meet with the advisor for the program you will be applying to.   If you are unsure of where you want to go, you can select any advisor but you will have to meet again with the advisor for the program you select.  Don't wait to make an appointment with an OSA Advisor. Appointments can fill up quickly come early in the semester to get the process started. 

To schedule an appointment, please visit the OSA online scheduling system

The Office of Study Away is excited to announce Friday drop in advising hours. You can drop in for an appointment on Fridays anytime between​ 10:00am-12:30pm.


4.    Submit a Request to Study Away - Now that you know about the process, and have met with an advisor it is time to fill out and submit your request to study away.  Click here to access the Request to Study Away.​

Summer and J-Term Study Away

 Trinity College is pleased to offer a variety of study away options outside the regular academic year. The following is a tentative list of study away programs that will be offered during January and Summer 2019 terms:

•    January Term Study Away – Trinidad, Paris, Tanzania, and Brazil.

•    Summer Study Away – Rome, Berlin, and Israel.​

The process to participate on a summer or J-Term program is different than the semester process.

  • Summer and J-Term programs are great for students who do not want to   ​spend a semester aboard, but want still want a study away experience.

  • Students can study in summer and J-Term programs starting their first year. 

  • Students interested in Summer and J-Term study away do NOT have to submit a Request to Study Away. 
  • ​​Students will apply directly to the summer or J-Term program by the program deadline. 
  • Summer programs can range from three to 5 weeks. Students will take either one or two courses​ based on the duration of their program and will earn 1-2 credits. 
  • J-Term programs are up to 2 weeks long. Students will take one course and earn .50 credits. 
  • Please click here to access  information on J-Term Programs.
  • Please click here to access summer program information. 
​For more information on how to study on an approved external summer program please CLICK HERE.​ 


Contact the Office of Study Away studyaway@trincoll.edu​ with any questions.​ ​​

New Study Away Deadlines

Academic Year 2019-2020
All Program Applications
(Trinity and AEP*)
due Mar. 15

Fall 2019
All Program Applications
(Trinity and AEP*)
due Mar. 15

Spring 2020
Advising Deadline
(meet with an OSA advisor)
May 10

Request to Study Away
due Aug. 15
All Program Applications
(Trinity and AEP*)
due Oct. 1

Summer 2019

Trinity Summer
Program Applications  
due Mar. 1


* All students must apply to their fall or full year programs no later than their program application deadline or March 15th, whichever comes first.