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Art and culture inspire creative Petrels studying abroad at Oxford

Two Oglethorpe students followed their dreams abroad last semester to the University of Oxford. Roommates Chloe Campbell ’24 and Amina Sahovic ’24, driven by a thirst for knowledge and a desire to broaden their horizons, embarked on a transformative journey that would leave an indelible mark on their lives. With her passion for literature and […]

Oglethorpe students awarded Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Arleni Huerta ’25 and Miriam Alrubaii ’25 have been awarded the selective Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this year. Huerta recently returned from her four-week study abroad experience in Costa Rica, and Alrubaii is preparing to leave for her spring study […]

Oglethorpe partners with TheDream.US to welcome new “Dreamers” to campus

Oglethorpe University is celebrating its continued partnership with TheDream.US, helping “Dreamers” to achieve their college and career goals. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth who came to the U.S. as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program raises private funds […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]

New scholarship fund supports student’s study abroad experience

Shae-Elise Dixon ’24 will be studying abroad in South Korea this fall, aided by a recent donation from alumna Misty Hood Whitlock ’00 and her husband Kyle Whitlock to fund a study abroad scholarship. Misty’s passion for traveling abroad began with her first international trip, to London after her junior year at Oglethorpe. It was […]

Global Oglethorpe: An International Sabbatical on Two Continents

My sabbatical plans, as laid out to the committee responsible for reviewing and approving faculty sabbaticals at Oglethorpe, were originally centered exclusively on the Andean nation of Ecuador, where my goal was to spend most of my semester-long leave in South America researching and becoming better acquainted with the vibrant but oft-ignored culture of Ecuador’s […]

Oglethorpe students awarded prestigious scholarship to study abroad

Five Oglethorpe students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad. Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients:  Jada Thomas ’23, International Studies major — Cape Town, South Africa in Summer 2023 Brandynn Campbell ’23, Business Administration major […]