An Oglethorpe Journey

When I began my Oglethorpe journey, I never could have anticipated everything I would both gain from and give to this incredible community. As a freshman, I vividly remember studying The Return of Gilgamesh in Dr. Shrikhande’s Core class, Narratives of the Self. The epic tells a tale known as a bildungsroman, a novel dealing …

‘Momentum’ Grows from Study Abroad

A short term study abroad trip to Greece in June 2013 was led by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associate professor of art.  Here’s one student’s perspective: After seven hotels, five ferry rides, four chartered buses, a few terrifying cab rides, a couple donkey rides up some cliffs, and a cable car …

An Odyssey of Learning

Reading the Odyssey, I never thought I would experience an adventure even remotely similar to the wondrous events of the heroic epic. However, this summer in Greece, I was proven wrong. The short term study abroad trip turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime with rewarding knowledge and marvel around every corner. From …

OU Students Abroad: “They are Spartans”

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associated professor of art, led a short term study abroad trip to Greece. We have returned from an extraordinary odyssey across hundreds of miles of Aegean sea, islands, Santorini volcanoes, mountains, and endless olive and oleander. Our OU students stood before the sunlit ruins of …

Oglethorpe Student Wins Scholarship to Study in South Korea

Oglethorpe student Joseph White ’14 has been awarded a GAIN Scholarship by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to study abroad. He’ll use the award to spend his spring semester in Seoul studying South Korea’s culture, language and politics. Joe will be the first Oglethorpe student to study abroad in the politically tumultuous country. GAIN scholars …

Part III: Oglethorpe professors help history come alive in Italy

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part II]  [Part IV] Earlier this summer, I boarded a plane to Italy with a group of Oglethorpe students, …

Part II: Italy was “life-changing” for Oglethorpe student

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part III]  [Part IV] When people ask me “how was Italy?” I simply respond with “amazing”. The fact …