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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.
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.
This study tour will visit London and Bath, England; Paris, France; and the Italian cities of Florence and Rome.
This 3 credit course (ODHE 488) will occur from June 17 to July 2, 2014. Student will be able to arrange for additional independent study credits with instructors if needed.
Program costs will include the following:
Costs Charged to the Student's Account
3 credits of OSU summer session tuition: $606 ($202 per credit) based on Summer 2013, 2014 rates forthcoming
Health Insurance: $50
Program fee for in-country logistics: $4,000
Additional Required Costs Paid by Student
International Airfare: $1,700 (estimate)
Spending money: $600 [for meals (lunch & dinner) and incidentals]
London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Westminster
2.8 GPA (Communication, Design, or Media students are required to have a 3.0)
International Summer School at Sussex
Falmer, near the city of Brighton, England
This program allows you to enroll for one or two 4-week courses, for 6 or 12 credits total. Summer students do not participate in the "exchange," but enroll directly at the International Summer School and pay tuition directly to Sussex.
Applicants should apply by submitting:
- the OSU Application: https://studyabroad.oregonstate.edu/apply/
- At least one reference
- Most recent transcripts from OSU, and for any University/College where you accrued 15 or more credits
Contact program coordinator for more information.
Tuition is paid directly to the International Summer School at Sussex, and OSU IDEA charges a $350 fee for summer enrollment (once, whether you enroll for 1 or both sessions). Tuition and living expense information is may be found here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/iss/courses/fees_scholarships
The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905 and is considered one of the best universities in the UK. Sheffield is located in north England, in South Yorkshire, and is close to Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and the Peak District.
Sheffield offers over 400 programs over 42 academic departments. These are organized under 7 faculties or colleges: Architectural Studies, Arts, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Pure Science and Social Sciences. For the most up-to-date information on classes available to study abroad students, visit the Sheffield website.
Sheffield is a city with character, blending elegant Victorian architecture with modern activities. The area is bursting with culture and entertainment, including theatres, museums, galleries, pubs & clubs, music and world-class sports facilities. Sheffield was named the first “National City of Sport” and has Europe’s biggest artificial ski-slope resort. Most all of these attractions are within walking distance of each other, making it a great destination for students.
Sheffield is proud of its 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. One of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty in the UK is just minutes away by bus or train. The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles of unspoiled countryside. It is a great place to hike, rock climb or just enjoy the scenery.
Sophomore standing; GPA of 3.00 or above (some departments at Sheffield require higher than 3.00 GPA)
Visit the OUS website
The spectacular mountains of the Lake District form a beautiful backdrop for the University of Lancaster. The main location of the University is just on the southern outskirts of the city of Lancaster, and about three miles from the city center. A short walk eastward from the campus leads to open countryside and the rolling greens of England's backyard. The campus is set on 250 acres of landscaped area and on a clear day the outlook extends north to the Lakeland fells and west across Morecambe Bay. The historic city of Lancaster is just ten minutes by bus from the university. It is a friendly, bustling city which has all the amenities of a large city without having lost its charm and character. Lancaster is a modern city of about 50,000 people with a theatre, concerts, literary festivals, international restaurants, 54 pubs, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The university is very much a part of the city of Lancaster.
Students wishing to go as an 'exchange' student, paying OSU tuition, must have a 3.0 GPA. "Non-exchange" participants may have a 2.75 or greater.
3.0 GPA in science is preferred.
Contact IDEA for further details.
Contact IDEA for further details.
King's College London
London is one of the most cosmopolitan, hip cities in the world. Thousands of world cultures mingle with British tradition in this metropolis, creating an air of excitement and sophistication in all areas of the city. London is the cultural capital of the United Kingdom and offers endless attractions, art, theatre, music, and, of course, plenty of British politics and history.
London also is home to numerous universities. Like many large cities, the universities are scattered throughout different neighborhoods, each with its own atmosphere and attractions.
King's College and the University of Westminster are in the center of London on the Strand. Queen Mary, University of London is in the up-and-coming East End. Once best known for being the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper, today the East End is undergoing a revitalization and has developed a hip, diverse culture.
Minimum 3.3 GPA
The city of Brighton and Hove really does have everything: sun, sea, brilliant clubs, great places to eat, fabulous shops, a truly cosmopolitan vibe and an extraordinary atmosphere of tolerance and freedom. And, since students form ten per cent of the city’s population, you can be confident that you’ll find plenty to satisfy your needs. Self-consciously creative, Brighton has a truly diverse cultural scene with a wealth of theatres, cinemas and galleries. From top theatre performances to the variety of experimental productions staged throughout the city, you’ll find something to entertain you. The Gardner Arts Centre on the University of Sussex campus is a well-known venue for dance and contemporary theatre and, back in Brighton, there are plenty of opportunities to catch comedy, cabaret and open-mike nights. Cinema-goers will find plenty to keep them happy. Brighton hosts two multiplex cinemas offering 17 screens for mainstream movies. If art-house cinema is more your thing, head straight to the Duke of York’s, a Brighton treasure and the oldest purpose-built cinema in Britain. The Gardner Arts Centre also shows avant-garde and classic movies. And, in true Brighton style, the beach occasionally plays host to big-screen cult films on summer evenings.
Students who apply by the Feb. 15th deadline and who are selected as exchange students will pay OSU tuition and fees. Other qualified students can go on this program, but will pay the Sussex tuition. All students pay their room and board directly to Sussex.
Sussex offers a summer program of study, the International Summer School at Sussex. Summer students enroll at Sussex for one of two four-week sessions. Please visit Summer Sussex website for details.
AHA Study Center in London
As Europe's largest city, London is so much more than Roman walls, medieval churches, and sprawling Tudor mansions. It is a modern hub of activity where past and present ideas meet as one. No city in the world maintains a population as diverse. Immigrant influences from every corner of the globe--Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe--give London its rightful name as the world's capital. There is a never-ending array of things to do and see in and around London.
Minimum 2.5 GPA
See AHA website