Academic Year 2021-2022 Blocks Away

COVID-19 & CC Blocks Away

At present Colorado College is planning a full slate of Block Away courses for the 2021-2022 academic year.  We continue to regularly monitor and communicate with each of our partners and CC faculty on the plans to offer and support 2021 study abroad program options, in conjunction with U.S. State Department and CDC travel restrictions and guidance.  Each program in Fall 2021 will undergo a thorough Safety & Travel Viability Review approximately 90-70 days prior to the scheduled departure date. 

Due to the possibility of program cancellation following our review, we strongly recommend that students not purchase airfare until their program has completed its Safety & Travel Viability Review and the program is confirmed to travel as scheduled.  Colorado College cannot provide aid towards, or reimbursment for, airfare purchased prior to each program's review decision and announcement. 


2021-2022 Academic Year (AY) Blocks Away

APPLICATION: The primary application window for all 2021-2022 Academic Year Blocks Away is between February 9 and March 12, 2021.  All students who apply during this window will be considered for an aid award (See Billing & Finances page for details). 

A second application window for Block 7 and Block 8 programs closes September 24, 2021.   All students who apply by the September 24 deadlines will be included in a financial aid review.  Aid awards will be announced to eligible students by February 8.

Students who wish to apply for a block away after the application window has closed should consult with the program's faculty leader to determine if there remain available spaces in the program for a late application.  Late applicants can be placed on an aid waitlist, but if a student is in need of financial aid it is highly recommended that applications be completed by the deadline.

All Applications must be completed on Summit.  Once accepted into the program, students will receive an email with instructions for forms and waivers to complete. Upon submission of these forms to Summit a second email will provide the Consent of Instructor (COI) Code needed to register for the course on Banner.  

WITHDRAWAL:  All Block Away courses have a designated withdrawal deadline (listed below).  Any student who has been accepted into a Block Away course may withdraw by this date with no financial commitment to the course.  Students who withdraw after the deadline may be billed for any nonrefundable and/or shared expenses the program has absorbed on their behalf.  In cases where a program has an roster waitlist it is possible for an alternate to replace the withdrawing students, thus absorbing those nonrefundable charges, but as this is not guaranteed, it is important that students recognize the Withdrawal Date as a key deadline.   Students who apply and/or receive acceptance to a Block Away program after the designated withdrawal date are responsible for any nonrefundable and/or shared costs if they withdraw at any point.

PROGRAM FEES & FINANCIAL AID:  For information about Block Away Program Fees and Aid Awards, please visit our Billing & Finances for AY Blocks Away Page



GL100/CL222: Rocks & Ruins

S. Thakur/H. Fricke

3 ITALY (Florence)

PY130/IT320: Gazing in Italy

T. Roberts $3,325 July 22, 2021
3 USA (Chicago) PH263: Contemporary Psychoanalysis J. Riker

$1,700|$400 w/o hostel

July 22, 2021

4 GERMANY (Multiple Sites)

MU397: In the Footsteps of Bach

O. Ben-Amots $3,600 August 20, 2021
J USA (New York City)

FM200: Topics in Film:  White Masculinity, Social Problems and the Urban Imaginary in American Cinema.

S. Krzych $2,900 Oct. 1, 2021
5 USA (Chicago)

HY410: History Senior Seminar

J. Smith $800 Nov. 1, 2021

EV209: Ecology & Environmentalism

M. Kummel $3,500 Nov. 1, 2021
6 USA (Hawaii)

PY178/PA250: Topics in Psychology: From Pearl Harbor to Honouliuli

J. Weaver $1,850 Oct. 15, 2021
7 FRANCE (Toulouse)

SO270: Contemporary French Society

G. Murphy-Geiss $3,500 Nov 1, 2021
7 GREECE (Islands)

CO300/EN380: Greek Islands-Environment & Myth

L. Hughes $3,200 Nov 1, 2021
7 ITALY (Florence)

HY200/IT320: Art & Power in Italy

S. Ashley $3,700 Nov 1, 2021
8 BRAZIL (Salvador) PG316: Afro-Brazilian Pop Cultures N. Pueo Wood $2,200

Dec. 15, 2021


IT320: Gusto: Italian Food as Art, Culture & Tradition

A. Minervini $3,300 Dec. 15, 2021


IT204: Intermediate Italian C. Cornette $3,300 Dec. 15, 2021


(DK, FI, SE)

HK260: HBK Research in Scandinavia A. Bull $2,700 Dec. 15, 2021

Planning Ahead for 2022-2023 Block Away Courses

The Block Away Courses for 2022-2023 will be anounced in January 2022.  The Application Window for 2022-2023 Blocks Away will begin in Block 5 with our Blocks Away Fair (February 3, 2022) and will continue through March 2022.  Aid applications are included in each Block Away application and aid will be awarded following the deadline date of the Application Window.  Block 7-8 programs in 2023 will have a second application window in Block 1, Fall 2022. 

 For information about petitioning for a non-CC study abroad program, please see this page

U.S. Citizens & Residents: 

If you have never obtained a passport and are need of financial support in applying for a passport to participate in a CC off-campus program, you may apply for an Academic Opportunities Grant to help cover some of those expenses. 

International Students

Please note you may have additional costs and requirements not common for U.S. citizens.  These include:

  • You may be required to obtain a visa for entry to the program’s host country when U.S. citizens do not. Visas commonly require paying a fee.
  • You may need to schedule visa appointments through consular offices outside of Colorado and travel independently to these appointments.
  • You may need to apply early in advance for these time slots.
  • Financial aid does not cover any of these costs connected to applying for these visas for any block off-campus programs.
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