- International Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.
Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.
Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.
Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.
The Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development
Experience Accra, the capital of Ghana, the country's largest city and its administrative, communications and economic center. Visit museums, nature reserves, national parks, markets and festivals, Contribute to the development of Ghana through service-learning and internship opportunities at the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development. Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture, language and history.
3.0 GPA, junior standing, No previous Twi required
See the AHA website
The University of Ghana
The CIEE Study Center is located in Legon, Approximately 10 miles form Ghana's capital city, Accra, at the University of Ghana. Because of its close proximity to Accra, students have the opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges of a large urban environment within an African context. Noticeably friendly, the people of Ghana make this experience one of the best opportunities for students to learn about the complexities of the African continent. Arts & Sciences; Business, Development & Social Entrepreneurship; and Summer Ghanaian Studies programs are available.
Minimum 3.0 GPA. 2.75 GPA minimum for the summer proram. Junior standing and above. Coursework with African content recommended. Previous Twi is not required, but your coursework will include it.
See CIEE website
School for International Training Study Center in Accra and Kumasi homestay
See SIT website