Study abroad helps students to widen their perspectives
Posted on June 1, 2019
Ohio University offers a diverse range of programs for study abroad and the students are encouraged to take complete advantage of them. These programs are customized to suit diverse students.
The study abroad programs offer the students an opportunity to meet different people and travel. This while experiencing new school and cultural environments. Students can choose to teach, volunteer, work, intern or study overseas. Study overseas options are available all around the year. Different destinations are offered based on diverse programs, as quoted by the Projects the Post Athens.
The OHIO Exchange Programs are one such category of study abroad programs. These programs permit students to stay overseas and take a complete semester of courses at universities abroad. These programs can have duration of one semester or complete academic year as per the website of the Office of Global Opportunities.
OIC or Ohio International Consortium also offers study abroad opportunities. This is a study overseas program consisting of 13 Public Universities in Ohio. It is able to send Ohio students overseas for their studies through a pooled access agreement.
CIS Abroad is another type of study overseas program that you can find at OU. It offers internship, summer, and semester programs. The most renowned programs are Thailand, Italy, Spain, and Australia. However, there are five-semester programs that cost lesser than a semester at OU. These are inclusive of opportunities to study in Thailand, South Korea, Peru, the Czech Republic, and Costa Rica.
All of the three categories of programs permit students to apply their scholarship packages and financial aid to the cost of tuition overseas.
OU students can also benefit from the several affiliate programs offered by trusted providers to travel abroad. These include:
- University Studies Abroad Consortium
- International Studies Abroad
- Council on International Educational Exchange
- Cultural Experiences Abroad
- Academic Programs International
- The American Institute for Foreign Study
The OGO has open advisory hours per week to assist students in finding a study abroad program that is budget friendly. It must also be suitable for their major and meet their academic needs.
A senior student of Media Production Baylee Gorham said that she highly recommends study overseas programs. This is because they are a great way to come out of your comfort zone. You also get an opportunity to experience unfamiliar things. My trip helped me to grow both professionally and personally, said, Gorham.
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