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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.
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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.
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Program is a study tour through Finland, Denmark, and Sweden hosted by OSU College of Forestry faculty.
Class will travel throughout Finland (Helsinki, Rauma, Olkiluoto and Tampere) and Sweden (Stockholm, Uppsala, Falun) examining the housing industry from mulitple perspectives that address regional sustainability.
• Good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.75
• Sophomore standing or above
• Maturity and ability to participate in a rigorous daily program
The fifteen-day study course will begin in Helsinki, Finland, and progress to Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. From these cities, students will travel into forested and agricultural areas to encounter sustainable forests and forest management systems, wood production, and examples of renewable energy systems. Emphasis will be placed on sustainability throughout the time abroad; where possible, public transportation (buses, trains and ferries) will be used to reach the learning destinations.
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Denmark is one of the world's richest countries. Its educational and industrial stature are held in high esteem internationally. Aarhus is the second largest city, located approximately four hours by train and ferry from Copenhagen. Aarhus has a population of 500,000 and is a clean, comfortable and safe environment to live in.
For details on requirements, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the College of Business exchange programs pages: http://business.oregonstate.edu/services/application-information
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Denmark is located in northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. It is the southernmost of the five Scandinavian countries and consists of a mainland peninsula, Jutland, and 406 islands. The capital, Copenhagen, is situated on the island of Sealand and is the largest city in Scandinavia.
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Junior or Senior level standing.
Established in 1917, the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) enrolls approximately 15,000 students, one-third of them at the graduate level, making the CBS one of the three largest business schools in northern Europe. Classes are held at several locations throughout the city. The school's state-of-the-art library is well equipped with a wide range of publications and electronic media. Oregon students are integrated into a large international student population at the CBS.
Wander down its ancient streets and experience the richness of tradition and history contrasting with the modern lines of Danish design and architecture. Copenhagen is truly a mix of old and new, of tradition and experimentation. A city of 1.7 million, Copenhagen is home to Denmark's financial, governmental and cultural centers. Its winding pedestrian streets are alive with musicians, street performers, shops and restaurants. Though its attributes suggest a major metropolitan center, Copenhagen is a very livable environment with parks, bicycle paths and canals throughout the urban landscape.
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students in business, economics, public affairs, and international studies. Early application is encouraged.
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There are limited exchange spots and students are encouraged to apply early.
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