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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Resources for Faculty & Advisors

Lewis and Clark faculty have been leading Overseas and Off-Campus programs since 1962! Here is a list of leaders by academic year:

Program Leader List (by Date)

And here is a list by program location: 

 Program Leader List (by place)

If you want to compare programs side-by-side, this chart lists them all:

 Advisor Program Chart

Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Committee (OOPC)

As a subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, the OOPC is charged with supervising the development and implementation of various aspects of overseas and off-campus study, including:

  • Reviewing proposals to create new programs; advising on program development; making recommendations to the Curriculum Committee regarding approval.
  • Reviewing program leader applications and selection of program leaders.
  • Advising on the scope and extent of Overseas and Off-Campus program offerings

Leader Application Policies and Procedures

Applications to lead overseas and off campus programs are invited from all faculty and staff with experience working directly with students in a teaching capacity.

The call for applications to lead programs is typically made in the spring semester, with applications due in October 2 of the following academic year.  In general, applications will be invited 2-3 years in advance of the scheduled program.

The Overseas and Off-Campus Programs Committee is charged with reviewing applications and selecting program leaders.

The following criteria and considerations are taken into account when reviewing program leader applications:

• Qualifications, interests and goals of the applicant as expressed in the application

• Priority is given to faculty, with preference for those with tenure

• Consideration is given to applicants involved in the establishment and ongoing development of overseas and off-campus programs for which they are applying

• Consideration of student experience and strategic needs across the full range of program offerings

Current list of committee members

  • Katharina Altpeter-Jones
  • Tatyana Benko
  • Ken Clifton
  • Blythe Knott (ex-officio)
  • Oren Kosansky (chair)
  • John Krussel (ex-officio)
  • Bruce Podobnik
  • Nicole Schneider (ex-officio)
  • Katherine Shallenberger (ex-officio)

Overseas & Off-Campus Program Leaders

Program Leader Application

New Program Proposal

Please email all program applications to the OOPC chair, Oren Kosansky at, and Blythe Knott at

If you have any questions about the programs and/or the responsibilities of the Faculty Leader for each program, contact Blythe Knott at x7296, or at If you have questions about the application process, contact Blythe Knott or OOPC chair Oren Kosansky (at x7661 or

Quick Facts: Faculty-led Programs
Country Semester Is there a specific academic focus?

Is there a language require- ment?

Will I be teaching a course?

Will I be grading assign- ments/ assisting with independent projects?

Should     I have a love for the outdoors?

Is the program mobile?
Australia Spring

Country Study

No No Yes Yes Yes
Australia: Brisbane Summer Psychology No No Yes No No


Spring Country Study Yes Yes Yes No No
East Africa Fall

Country Study

No No Yes Yes Yes
Ecuador Spring

Country Study

Yes No No Yes No
East Africa Fall/Every 3 years


No Yes Yes Yes Yes
England: London Fall Humanities No Yes Yes No No

England: London

Spring Music/Fine Arts No No  Yes  No No 
England: London Spring Psychology/ Internship No No  Yes  No No 
Germany: Berlin Fall Chemistry  No  Yes Yes No No
Greece Fall Classical/ Religious Studies  No Possibly Yes No Yes
India Fall Country Study No No  Yes  No Yes
Ireland Spring Country Study No No Yes No No
Italy Spring Country Study Yes No Yes No No
Japan: Mt. Fuji Summer Environmental  Studies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Morocco Spring Country Study Yes No Yes No Yes
New York City Fall Area Study/ Internship No Possibly Yes No No
New Zealand Spring Biology No No Yes Yes Yes
Spain: Seville Spring Country Study Yes No No No No
Vietnam Fall Area Study No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Washington DC

Fall Area Study/ Internship No Yes Yes No No