OU in Ghana: My African Sabbatical

I arrived in Accra, the capital of the West African nation of Ghana, on the evening of the last day of January 2016 to embark upon the second sabbatical of my tenure as a professor at Oglethorpe. Why on earth would a Spanish professor spend an entire semester in an English-speaking African country? What would be …

Senior Awarded the Prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Deidre Irby ’16, an East Asian Studies IPM major, received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and awarded annually to only 800 American undergraduate students nationwide to study abroad. Deidre will attend Korea University in Seoul, March through June 2016, where she will study the Korean language. …

Why I Spent September 11th at an Iraqi Refugee Camp

I am a millennial. I am the generation that is accused of laziness while simultaneously being praised for innovation and change. At Oglethorpe I am taught to “make a life, make a living, make a difference.” I never took those words to heart until I moved to Brussels, Belgium, to study for five months. Little did …

Bertram Levy ’63: Renaissance Man

When Bertram Levy finished high school in Long Island, N.Y., he had two choices: go to college or go to Vietnam. The college preparatory student was bright, no doubt, but he would have preferred to pursue his lifelong passion for music rather then enter college. However at his parents’ insistence, he acquiesced to apply. It …

“In Love with the World”: Study Abroad in France

Before I began my study abroad at L’Université Catholique de Lille, I had never been out of the country and had rarely ventured out of the southern U.S. I’m an International Studies and French double major, so studying in France was a necessity, but the decision to do it for a year was both insanely …

Study Abroad Awesomeness

I’ve heard plenty of excuses why students don’t want to study abroad. They don’t want to miss out on a semester. They’re afraid they’ll get behind. Perhaps there’s an internship they want to do, or a concert they want to go see. Maybe they think that it’s too difficult to put all their friends and …

Study Abroad Offers Transformation

Emily Prichard ’16 traveled to London and Paris during the summer as part of a short-term study abroad trip, led by art faculty Dr. Jeffrey Collins and Professor Loehle. Students explored and studied these cities as the settings for artistic and architectural revolutions. Here are some of Emily’s experiences in her own words. This trip to London …

Oglethorpe Study Abroad: The Oxford Experience

Studying abroad is an invaluable experience for young scholars. It allows the opportunity to live and work on your own in another culture, learn from a new perspective, and travel to incredible places. Oglethorpe University has worked to develop a study abroad department that has formed partnerships with universities all over the world. Oglethorpe’s partnership …

Making a Difference in South Africa

Oglethorpe’s mission to “make a life, make a living, make a difference” affects not only its students, but also touches lives in the global community. Last fall, Oglethorpe extended its global reach, becoming the new academic partner of LeadAbroad, a purpose driven summer study abroad program. And this summer, students from more than 30 universities …

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 …