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Stormy Petrels share Oxford study abroad experience

Study abroad is an incredible way to broaden world views, make meaningful connections with communities all over the world, and forge friendships for life. At Oglethorpe, students have the opportunity to study abroad through Oglethorpe’s 16 International Exchange Partners around the globe — including a premier academic partnership with the University of Oxford in England. This […]

Ambassador of Estonia to U.S. provides global insights to students

Having already housed “tech unicorns,” like telecommunications giant Skype and money-transferring app Wise, Estonia is widely considered to be a preeminent entity in startup activity. Last Thursday, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States Kristjan Prikk visited Oglethorpe University to discuss the emerging entrepreneurial trends of his country, offering engaging insights to aspiring business professionals. […]

Oglethorpe celebrates International Study Abroad Day Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, Oglethorpe will celebrate International Study Abroad Day, a day devoted to bringing awareness of study abroad and its lasting impact on students, campuses, and the global community. Held annually on the last Monday of February, Study Abroad Day builds on International Education Week in November. Join Oglethorpe’s Global Education team, Global Ambassadors, and […]

Student’s ‘dream a reality’ with scholarship for Oxford study abroad

Kharynton Beggs ’23 was this year’s recipient of the Manning Pattillo Jr. Scholarship, presented annually by the Atlanta chapter of the English Speaking Union in honor of former Oglethorpe University President Dr. Manning Pattillo. The scholarship is awarded to an Oglethorpe student in good academic standing, who demonstrates how studying abroad will contribute their academic, professional, and […]

Oglethorpe sophomore awarded State Department scholarship to study abroad

Malaika Taylor ’24 has 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. A sociology major from Lilburn, Georgia, Taylor will spend the several months studying in Legon, Ghana. “I want to broaden my horizons by learning about different cultures, so I […]

International Education Week celebrates global opportunities

International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 12-19, 2021 throughout the U.S.—and at Oglethorpe University. IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, celebrates the value and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is also an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global […]

Oglethorpe joins universities nationwide in immigrant solidarity event

On Thursday, Oct. 28, students, faculty and staff will join together for Oglethorpe University’s “I Stand with Immigrants” Day of Action, calling on Congress to pass a pathway to citizenship and standing in solidarity with immigrant members of the campus community. Oglethorpe joins more than 100 colleges and universities across the country in observing this […]

Part II: How two international students are navigating the pandemic

Leticia Alves Ribeiro Sobrinho ’22 has never experienced campus life at Oglethorpe University. She transferred to Oglethorpe in Fall 2020, when the university had decided to offer 100% remote education due to the pandemic. Since the beginning of her career at Oglethorpe, she has had to meet her professors and fellow Petrels online. In December, […]