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Global Education

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, […]

2021 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium to be held April 22-23

On April 22 and 23, Oglethorpe University will host a virtual Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium (LASS) and Posters of Research In Science & Mathematics (PRISM), an annual celebration of student excellence. This Oglethorpe tradition brings together the campus community to honor the exemplary analytic and creative work and research produced by student scholars during […]

How two Oglethorpe international students are navigating uncertainty

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students faced a lot of uncertainty. Universities across the country had suspended in-person activity to mitigate spread, but this left the students who rely on campus infrastructure — housing, food, income — scrambling to find a Plan B. Oglethorpe University and its Department of Global Education, […]

International Education Week celebrates the global perspective

International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 16-20, 2020 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’s also is an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global […]

Second annual Diversity Week led by SGA’s Junior Class Senator

Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its second annual Diversity Week, a tradition founded by the current SGA President Taylor Roberts ’21 and this year led by Junior Class Senator Courtland Davis ’22. Davis collaborated with Natasha Byrd, associate director of residence life, Essence Washington, associate director of the counseling center, and OU’s Student […]

Oglethorpe alum skates on to Good Morning America

Oglethorpe alumnus Sean Freeman ’07, performing under his stage name Sean-Christopher, was featured last week on ABC’s Good Morning America, where he performed the choreography to his recently released debut single, “Girls.” Surrounded by his crew of dancers outside the Cascade Skating Rink in Atlanta, Freeman delivered an energetic performance entirely on roller skates, much […]

Oglethorpe students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Jessica Bamaca ’21 and Dallas Blackwell ’23 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 during the spring and summer 2021 semesters. The Gilman award is presented annually to 850 American undergraduate students nationwide. This is the fifth […]

Oglethorpe’s Commitment to International Students

Update: An announcement came late afternoon July 14, that this federal policy has been rescinded.  From the Office of the President July 13, 2020 Dear Oglethorpe Community, On July 6th, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency issued a directive that could endanger the safety and educational future of many international students attending U.S. universities. […]

Oglethorpe provides 51 free passports to students

As a part of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Passport Caravan, Oglethorpe University’s Department of Global Education has provided 51 students with free United States passports—an $8,000 total value. At an on-campus event on February 11, CIEE staff guided students through the proper steps to obtain a passport, which can often pose a barrier […]