Students Abroad Photo Gallery
Oglethorpe fosters and supports the concept that
international study, travel, and global explorations remain a vital
part of a rigorous academic education. Through a growing global
network of partnerships, agreements, and for-credit, short-term
trips sponsored by the university, Oglethorpe offers an exciting
array of opportunities for international education.
Unique opportunities for
one semester or one year of study at partnership colleges and
universities in Latin America, China, France, Germany, Japan, the
Netherlands, Mexico, Austria, Monaco, Brazil, and Spain.
Most of the student exchanges at these
institutions will cost the student what he or she pays for tuition
- Global Lead
Through our unique partnership with Global Lead, we offer summer experiences in Ecuador, Greece and Cape Town that combine the best aspects of studying abroad, international service and backpacking adventures. In all locations, you will learn about leadership and service firsthand through the innovative curriculum. No matter where you are in your undergraduate career, Global LEAD’s focus on personal development will enable you to determine exactly where you want to go and equip you with the tools to get there.Oglethorpe University approves all academic faculty, syllabi, course pedagogy and materials for the two courses: Leadership in Action and Global Citizenship & Service Learning. Simply stated, all Global LEAD students take Oglethorpe University courses within the context of the program abroad.
- Independent Study
Abroad - Non-partnerships
Numerous opportunities for qualified students to study
at other, non-partnership universities of the student's choice
throughout the world, in science, economics, social sciences,
languages, art, communications, the liberal arts and business.
Director of International Programs
will help advise and direct each student in
selecting the appropriate university abroad.
and stipends are available for academic study in some countries.
- Short Term Trips
Short-term, for-credit academic study trips abroad during the months of
December, March, May and the summer. Oglethorpe professors
develop these trips as intensive explorations of culture, cuisine,
music, historical and political institutions, art, archaeology,
and business. Standard destinations include Italy, France, Spain,
Switzerland, Austria, England, Greece, Turkey, Central and Latin
America, China, and Russia.
Students who elect to do so receive
credit for their participation, which includes note-taking,
photographing, field documentation, journaling, and a research
project to be completed after returning from the trips as
independent work with the professor.
- Associate Student Programs for Special Study Abroad
Special programs connected to prominent
universities and institutions abroad with whom Oglethorpe has
developed a special relationship.
Students who desire to explore a culture, examine archaeological
ruins, witness political decision-making firsthand, research museums
throughout the world, document ecological problems, study in an
international setting, or sharpen language skills should seriously
investigate participating in any of the four divisions of OUSA.
Oglethorpe academic advisors and the
Director of International Programs
primary consultants for students who seek any study abroad
experience. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance
should contact the Director of Financial Aid early in the pursuit of
a study abroad program to determine what available funds exist.
Specific deadlines and itineraries for short-term trips appear
throughout the year in student e-mail, the student newspaper, and
fliers throughout the campus.
Note: Every student attending an Oglethorpe approved
semester or year abroad will receive credit for one semester of the
junior year core - either Historical Perspectives on the Social
Order I or II - the student may choose.