Choosing the right program is not a casual decision. When you apply for OCS, you must present compelling arguments explaining how the proposed OCS work will complement your academic program at Kenyon. Approval of your application will depend on your ability to articulate persuasively why you wish to study off campus and to explain what kind of OCS experience you want and need.
OCS participation is limited to approved programs listed in StudioAbroad. Kenyon programs, along with Kenyon’s consortial programs, have significant priority. While some U.S.-based programs are included in OCS, regular enrollment in U.S. colleges or universities is excluded from the OCS process.
Please note that, with few exceptions, Kenyon approval does not determine admission to the OCS programs themselves. Admissions decisions rest with the program provider or host university. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware that the level of competition varies greatly among programs and from year-to-year. It is to your advantage to contact the program provider as early as possible to determine your competitiveness as an applicant and to decide on an appropriate application strategy.