Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study
Snapshots from the 2013 Student Symposium (from top): Mallory Guinee (Carleton), June Ban (Macalester) and Johnny Reed (Colorado), Leah Svingen (St. Olaf), and Matthew Christensen (Luther).
The annual ACM Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study brings together students from the ACM member colleges to give presentations and engage in panel discussions about their experiences of academic and personal growth on off-campus study programs around the world.
The 2013 Student Symposium was held on April 12-13 in Chicago. Visit the 2013 Symposium webpage for photos and information about the participants, videos of the students' presentations and discussions, and the Symposium schedule.
For 50 years, the ACM colleges have collaborated through the consortium to offer off-campus study programs, both international and domestic, for their students. The Student Symposium celebrates this history, as well as the commitment by ACM colleges to providing off-campus study opportunities as an integral part of education in the liberal arts and sciences.
The inaugural Symposium in April 2009 was one of several events marking ACM's 50th Anniversary year in 2008-09. The gathering was such a success that it has become a yearly event.
Students are nominated by their college's Director of Off-Campus Study to participate in the Symposium. Each campus delegation also includes a member of the college's faculty or staff.
View videos and photos of the presentations, panel discussions, and other Symposium events, as well as more information about the students who participated each year: