LEAD Ecuador Beckons OU Students

More than 130 students from 30 universities are traveling to Ecuador, Greece and Cape Town, South Africa this summer with the official launch of Oglethorpe’s partnership with LeadAbroad. Each will participate in LeadAbroad’s unique LEAD study abroad experience, which connects leadership, service-learning curriculum, adventure and local culture to help students better understand their role in …

Hawaii Is a Living Classroom for Oglethorpe Students

Hawaii is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the world, and a trip there can be as exciting as it is eye-opening. “It has everything,” said Dona Kioseff ’14. “Waterfalls, rainforests, coral reefs… but the native species in Hawaii are going fast, and it’s a fight to keep them alive. “ Over winter …

Oglethorpe Junior Wins Scholarship to Study in South Korea

Oglethorpe junior Joseph White was recently 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 …

Part IV: “Learning experiences at Oglethorpe came full circle” 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 III] I didn’t think after my transfer to Oglethorpe I would have time to go abroad. Thinking …

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, …

Northern Spain: OU Students’ Colorful Classroom

Over winter break, a group of Oglethorpe students and staff traveled to the  “land of the setting sun” to discover northern Spain’s rich past and incredible culture. Led by Dr. Mario Chandler, the short-term study abroad trip focused exclusively on the extensive cultural and linguistic diversity north of the Iberian Peninsula. “It was my hope that my students would gain a greater …

“Studying abroad…the best decision of my life”

I found some spare change in my coat pocket one day: two copper-ringed Turkish Lira that are worth just over $1. Despite their limited monetary value, the coins represent so much more to me. They were shiny reminders of my short-term study abroad trip to Germany and Turkey in spring of 2010, and what turned …