Special Programs

Caltech's commitment to helping our students become knowledgeable, creative, and active members of society extends far beyond the work we do on campus. Students are encouraged to see, learn about, and take part in the world around them through several different programs.

Study Abroad

What would it be like to study in another country? Find out by spending a junior or senior term abroad. Caltech currently offers six official programs, in Cambridge and London, England; Copenhagen, Denmark; Edinburgh, Scotland; Paris, France; and Melbourne, Australia. Learn more through the Fellowship Advising and Study Abroad Office.


Caltech has formal agreements with two nearby institutions—Occidental College and Art Center College of Design—that allow students to take classes that Caltech doesn't offer and receive Caltech credit. Caltech students are not required to pay tuition to these colleges to take courses there, although they must pay any special fees required.


Air Force and Army ROTC programs are available to Caltech students through an agreement with the University of Southern California. More information on these programs is available from the Dean of Students Office.