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Off-Campus Programs in the U.S.

Off-campus programs

If an off-campus program inside the U.S. is more your style, Knox has what you're looking for! With seven long-term programs, you're sure to find the right fit.


Programs are offered through Knox College, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), and the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA). Study business in the heart of Chicago or biology at Green Oaks, our very own biological field research station just 20 miles from campus. Whatever you choose, you'll be expanding your horizons and exploring the country.

Argonne Science Semester
The scientific problems that Argonne investigates cover a wide variety of extremely critical areas, including nuclear chemistry, superconductivity, and energy resources. The Argonne application process begins in late winter for acceptance as junior members of scientific research teams, which start the following fall. You'll also participate in an interdisciplinary seminar, take a specialized course, and write a research report.  -- offered in the fall

Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Urban Studies
The Chicago Program offers a mix of academic work, including an internship, independent study project, a common core course about the city of Chicago, and a variety of seminars focused on the arts and creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and urban studies and social justice. You'll also explore the vital issues facing cities and the people who live and work in them, while digging deeper to relate these issues to your personal life, education, and career aspirations.  -- offered fall semester, spring semester, and spring term/trimester

Green Oaks Term
This multidisciplinary program takes advantage of our Green Oaks Biological Field Station, one of the finest field biology research areas in the Midwest. Students and faculty -- drawn from the English, biology, art, and anthropology disciplines -- live, conduct research, and craft creative projects for 10 weeks at the 700-acre (283 hectares) biology field station in eastern Knox County, about 20 miles east of the Knox campus. The program is offered every two years.  -- offered spring term

Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities
This program provides the chance to study at the Newberry Library, one of the world's leading independent research libraries. You'll work with professors, scholars, and a select group of colleagues in a seminar that provides context and guidance for your research, which includes a paper on a topic of your choice based on research in the rich primary collections. In some cases, the paper qualifies as a senior or Honors thesis.  -- offered fall semester

Oak Ridge Science Semester
You'll join ongoing investigations in research areas as diverse as astrophysics, cell biology, DNA sequencing, genetic mutagenesis, parallel computing, robotics, toxicology, and more. You'll also be expected to contribute significantly to the design and methodological approach of research activity. A stipend and housing allowance are provided with this program.  -- offered fall semester

Urban Education: Student Teaching in Chicago
In this program, you'll work alongside mentor teachers -- both inside and outside the classroom -- in an urban student teaching experience to foster your learning and growth. In weekly seminars, you'll connect educational theory to your experiences teaching in the classroom, while also getting the chance to explore Chicago.  -- offered fall semester and spring semester

Washington Semester Program
In this program, you'll study government in action by meeting with public officials, political figures, lobbyists, and others active in the federal government. If you want to pursue an internship, you'll also have access to the program's internship database or you may pursue an in-depth research project.  -- contact the Global Studies Center for current offerings

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