Aindrìu C. Colgan completed an MSc with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied imperialism. In his dissertation, he examined the origins of the Japanese-American Immigration Dispute of 1906-7 and its effect on trans-Pacific diplomacy. In 2008, he graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Classical Languages and Literature (Honors) and Economics. As part of his Honors Project with the Classics Department, he analyzed the impact of personality on the collapse of the Roman Republic and the creation of the Empire; he paid particular attention to the philosophical and political works of Cicero, Sallust, Tacitus, Seneca, Virgil, and St. Augustine. The rest of his time at Dartmouth he devoted to Varsity Heavyweight Rowing and College Republicans, in which he served as Vice President.