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Go where only the liberal arts can take you

Place-based interdisciplinary programs that combine coursework, research, and professional experience.

The ACM partners with cultural, nonprofit, and research institutions to provide distinctive Off-Campus Study opportunities that strengthen the connection between inquiry and practice. These immersive, place-based programs combine coursework, research, and professional experience in disciplines across the liberal arts. Collaborate with students and faculty from ACM colleges and beyond as you delve into the humanities, sciences, or natural history.

ACM Programs

United States

  • Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History

    Chicago, Illinois

    Immerse yourself in an intensive research and class-based experience at a world-renowned natural history museum.

    • Schedule: Fall semester (late August–mid-December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from ACM colleges are eligible to apply.
    • Living arrangements: Furnished apartments in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites
    • Application deadline: Fall 2021 deadline – March 15, 2021. Note: your college’s application process may involve additional application materials, and campus deadlines may be considerably earlier than ACM's deadline.

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  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

    Chicago, Illinois

    Take an in-depth seminar with other student scholars at a premier humanities library. Gain access to rare primary resources as you complete a substantial independent research project.

    • Schedule: Fall semester (late August–mid December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university are eligible to apply. 
    • Living arrangements: Furnished apartments in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites
    • Application deadline: Fall 2021 deadline – March 15, 2021. Note: your college’s application process may involve additional application materials, and campus deadlines may be considerably earlier than ACM's deadline.

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  • Oak Ridge Science Semester

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Conduct scientific research in your area of academic interest while learning from career scientists at the nation’s largest multiprogram research laboratory.

    • Schedule:  Fall semester (late August–mid December)
    • Who can apply:  Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university are eligible to apply. 
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites
    • Application deadline: Fall 2021 deadline – March 15, 2021. Note: your college’s application process may involve additional application materials, and campus deadlines may be considerably earlier than ACM's deadline.

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ACM Affiliated Programs

Japan

  • Japan Study: Cultural Immersion with Classes at Waseda University in Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan

    Become an international citizen as you explore Japanese culture, build your language skills, and experience daily life in the traditional yet dynamic city of Tokyo. 

    • Schedule: Fall/spring semesters or full academic year
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Host institution: Waseda University
    • Living arrangements: Homestay with a Japanese host family
    • Language requirement: One semester/term, or the equivalent, of Japanese language study prior to departure. Except for the required Japanese language course, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadline: 2021-22 academic year deadline – January 4, 2021

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Tanzania

  • Carleton Global Engagement: Ecology and Anthropology in Tanzania

    Arusha, Tanzania

    Venture to eastern Africa, where you'll explore some of the world’s most famous ecological and paleoanthropological sites and complete a special project in your area of interest.

    • Schedule: Fall semester (late August–mid-December)
    • Host institution: MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (TCDC) and Nyayo Discovery
    • Living arrangements: Homestay with a Tanzanian host family
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for Swahili language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Applications: ACM is no longer accepting applications for this program. Please contact Carleton Global Engagement Programs to apply for the Fall 2021 program.



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