Equity Resources

The International and Off-Campus Studies Office honors and supports the diverse identities that our students bring to campus – and to their global experiences and off-campus studies.  We strongly encourage all Oles to study off campus at some point during their four years.  Becoming a more culturally-aware and globally-minded citizen is essential for your future and career.  To enhance and support your experience, we invite you to review the following resources as you prepare to travel and study off-campus.

Attitudes toward underrepresented groups vary greatly among countries and cultures.  During the pre-departure phase, students should consider how their identities may be impacted while studying off campus.  During any major life event, including off-campus study, identities may shift, evolve, or become more/less salient – all students should consider how they may be impacted while studying off campus.  Know that there are resources to help you prepare before you leave, while you are off campus, and when you return.

In addition to these on-line resources, there are several staff and faculty on campus who can meet with and assist you as you navigate identity abroad.  If you do not know where to start in seeking support or starting this conversation, please come speak with the International and Off-Campus Studies Advising Coordinator.  You can stop into TOH 380 for initial advice.

We Want Your Feedback and Identity Story!

We recognize that you came to this website looking for information and resources. If there is something specific you were looking for but didn’t find, please let us know using the feedback form link.  If you participated in a St. Olaf Off-Campus Studies program and would like to share your identity story, let us know by using the share with us link.  We will do our best to provide information and help you find resources that meet your needs and add them here. We welcome your suggestions and your off-campus studies story.