About the Office of International & Off-Campus Education

Lafayette College recognizes that we live in an increasingly complex and interrelated global environment, and connecting the classroom to the world outside our walls is at the core of the College’s mission. Off-campus study combines academic rigor with experiential learning through immersion in an international or culturally significant domestic setting.

Engaging in an unfamiliar cultural milieu often is truly transformational.  Off-campus study participants are encouraged to expand their comfort zones, encounter new perspectives, and examine their own cultural viewpoints. Students return to campus with a greater appreciation of global issues, enriching their understanding of their own on-campus curricula while stimulating and deepening conversation within the College community.

The Office of International & Off-Campus Education provides opportunities ranging from interim to semester and year-long programs. The office administers all off-campus study programs, including both international and domestic academic opportunities.

Students may schedule an appointment with one of the staff advisors below by clicking on their “View Calendar” button.


Rochelle Keesler

Primary adviser for Lafayette engineering and interim programs
121 Pardee Hall

Cara Gilpin

Assistant Director
Primary adviser for affiliated semester programs and Lafayette fall programs
123 Pardee Hall

Sarah Ye

Administrative Coordinator
Adviser for external summer and winter programs
116 Pardee Hall