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OBU Study Abroad Map

Ouachita offers study abroad opportunities all over the world. Explore the options to see which program best fits your academic and social interests as well as your semester of choice. 

Be sure to attend OBU’s annual international awareness chapel service and the following interest meetings to learn more about study abroad. Call or stop by the Grant Center if you have additional questions. We’d love to discuss your study abroad options with you. Reach us at (870) 245-5197 or come see us in Lile Hall, suite 101.

  1. European Study Tour: May term
    • Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice)
    • France (Paris)
    • England (London)
  2. Hands On Missions: Various Sites
  3. Australia (Perth): Murdoch University
  4. Australia (Sydney): University of New South Wales
  5. Austria (Salzburg): Salzburg College
  6. China (Hong Kong): Hong Kong Baptist University
  7. China (Peking): Peking University
  8. Costa Rica (San Jose): University of Costa Rica
  9. England (Liverpool): Liverpool Hope University
  10. France (Angers): Catholic University of the West, Angers
  11. Israel (Jerusalem): The Hebrew School in Jerusalem
  12. Italy (Florence): University of Florence
  13. Italy (Rome): John Cabot Univeristy via CGE
  14. Italy (Urbino): Opera in Concert in Italy; Lingua Ideale
  15. Japan (Fukuoka): Seinan Gakuin University
  16. Jordan (Amman): University of Jordan via CGE
  17. Lithuania (Klaipeda): LCC International University via CGE
  18. Morocco (Ifrane): Al Akhawayn University
  19. Scotland (Edinburgh): The University of Edinburgh
  20. South Africa (Cape Town): The University of Cape Town
  21. Spain (Alicante): Universidad de Alicante

 

The Program

In late May two Ouachita faculty members lead a three-week study tour to western Europe.  The trip focuses on sites of significant historical, cultural and intellectual importance in the development of Western traditions.

The group will have a wide range of experiences including tours of museums and galleries, visits to palaces, churches and ancient ruins, as well as possible attendance at dramatic and musical performances.

Students selected must participate in a preparation course, requiring one hour per week for meeting, and outside preparatory assignments to be determined by the leading faculty.

Upon completion of the trip and required assignments, a student may receive six hours of academic credit.  Three hours will be Humanities credit and three will be junior/senior elective credit.

Costs may change, but until such time as we know the precise amount, please be advised the increase is estimated not to rise more than 5% overall.

Course Credit: Upon completion of the tour and its assignments, students receive six hours of junior senior credit CORE 3063 (fulfills 1 Fine Arts requirement) and INTL 3833 (counts as an elective).

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Dates for summer 2020: 3 weeks: May 10 – May 29

Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Good standing with the University
  • Satisfactory references on the application
  • Good health and an ability to walk and carry your own luggage
  • Good attitude and an ability to get along with a group
  • A study abroad non-refundable application fee of $200 (All study abroad students must pay this application fee & it does not apply to the cost of the trip)
  • The financial resources to pay for the trip as there is no scholarship money available
  • 2020 Gallagher Trip Cancellation & Interruption

 

Application

The application deadline will be October 1 in the fall semester prior to the trip.

 

Payment

The costs for the course varies from year to year, but includes round-trip air fare, accommodations, entry fees, ground transportation, and breakfast meals.  Lunches and dinners are not included in the cost of the trip. Total cost $6,700.

Students selected to participate must adhere to the following payment schedule:

A down payment of $700 towards the total cost of the trip is required at the time your application is approved.

Please make all payments with your students information to the Business Services such as example below:

Name of Student: Bob A. Jones

 

Student ID# : 12345

Note: European Study Tour, May Term 2020

Due by November 15 $1,500
Due by January 15 $1,500
Due by February 15 $1,500
Due by March 15 $1,500

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The Program

Intro

Students can earn up to twelve hours of course credit while participating in the “Hands On” semester missions program with the International Mission Board, SBC. This program is designed to offer students interested in missions an opportunity to gain field experience and academic credit concurrently.

Language

All courses while on the field are taught by Pruet School faculty in English. There is no foreign language requirement.

Academics

To be eligible for Hands On Ouachita, OBU Christian Studies majors must have passed CHMN 1023 Introduction to Christian Ministry, and MSSN 2303 Introduction to Christian Missions. For non-OBU students or non-Christian studies majors, this requirement may possibly be waived.

Lodging & Meals

Lodging and meal arrangements vary by assignment.  These details will be provided by agency responsible for hosting your Hands On experience.

Cost & Financial Aid

Because this is an OBU based academic program, all tuition will be paid to OBU in the normal manner.  Costs related to the field experience must be worked out on a student-by-student basis with the OBU professor of record and the field supervisor.

Visas & Travel

Visa requirements will vary by country and will be determined during the application and approval process.

More Information

For more information, visit Hands On website at Hands On IMB or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

Murdoch University

 

The Program

Intro

The University of Murdoch has a very strong natural sciences programs.  It is well suited for Biology majors in particular. Perth is the most remote large city in the world located in a beautiful part of Western Australia.

Language

Are courses are taught in English.

Academics

A full academic load at Murdoch allows you to take only 3 classes. 12 Murdoch Credit Points is regarded as a standard full time load. OBU students will take 12 Murdoch credits, which is equal to 16 OBU semester hours of credit.

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Lodging & Meals

Lodging is available on campus in the student village.  Students can cook meals in their residences and eat some of their major meals in the university cafeteria. There is a grocery store in walking distance of the campus where students can purchase food and personal items.

Cost & Financial Aid

See the COSTSHEET 2020

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Visas & Travel

A student visa is required to study in Australia and can be applied for online. The cost of the visa is shown on the OBU cost sheet.

More Information

For more information, visit University of Murdoch website at Study Abroad Students or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

All other admissions inquiries or if not sure where to send an inquiry email: international.admissions@murdoch.edu.au

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University of New South Wales

 

 

The Program

Intro

The University of New South Wales is a large high-quality urban university located in the beautiful city of Sydney with close to 5 million people.  If offers a full range of classes. UNSW has changed their semesters to better align with other schools they are in partner with.

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Language

All courses are taught in English

Academics

The student will be able to pick up the equivalent of a full academic load.

Lodging & Meals

The university makes student apartments available, but they are expensive.  Students can eat some meals on campus and in surrounding cafeterias and make simple meals in their apartments.

Cost & Financial Aid

The tuition fees are similar to OBU, but living costs are much higher.  Please refer to the COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

A student visa is required to be applied for online through the Government of Australia.

More Information

For more information, visit UNSW website at or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Salzburg College

 

 

The Program

Intro

SC is the best option for students to receive a large number of CORE requirements in one semester!   In the fall of 1991, Ouachita established summer and semester programs at Salzburg College in Salzburg, Austria.  This one semester study experience allows students to live in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in Europe

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Language

All Courses are taught in English except for language classes.

Academics

Students are required to carry a 15 semester hour load.  To support the overall Austrian experience, two courses are required of all students wanting to study a semester at Salzburg College:

Understanding Austria: History, Politics and Culture

One German language course

Program Information

Salzburg College Program Dates Tuition and Fee Structure 2019-20

Salzburg College offers a 6 month study/sports participation starting in the spring semester with an American type Football team or a local Soccer team with a completion of up to 24 academic credits; housing paid by team. See Salzburg web page for more information.

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Lodging & Meals

Students participating in this program live in the homes of Austrian families and participate in tours of Germany and Austria.  A dorm option is available.

Cost & Financial Aid

See the COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

A visa is required to study in Austria.  Students will be required to bring the necessary documentation with them on arrival in Austria.  They will be taken to the Austrian Consulate in Munich by SC staff members to process their visas.  Details will be provided during the application process.

More Information

For more information, visit Salzburg College website at Salzburg College or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Hong Kong Baptist University

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

Any student interested in international business, marketing, trade, finance, management, management information systems, or accounting will find this program rewarding for their present and future endeavors.

Students may take classes in Chinese Language (Mandarin), Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Business Law, Chinese Business, Trade Mathematics, Management Information Systems and many more. HKBU student handbook.

Language

Many courses are taught in English for international students. There is no foreign language requirement.

Academics

Application has to start one year before anticipated semester.

The academic program structure will be very similar to the current OBU structure.

Lodging & Meals

Students stay on campus in student residence halls.  Meals are taken at the university cafeteria.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please see the COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

A student visa is required to study at HKBU and the process will be facilitated by OBU staff members during the application process to the university.

More Information

For more information, visit Hong Kong Baptist University website Hong Kong Baptist University or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Peking University

 


The Program

Intro

This is offered in the summer.  Students have the option of studying for 2 or 4 weeks. As a  student you will participate in classes taught by some of the foremost Chinese professors in the world.  The program also allows American students to interact with their Chinese peers and build lasting friendships. See Summer Courses Brochure below.

Language

Courses are taught in English.  There is no prior language requirement.

Academics

The course is designed with the needs of American students in mind, all courses are conducted in English and semester hours of credit are offered to participants.

Lodging & Meals

Students live in residence halls and eat in the cafeteria.

Cost & Financial Aid

See the COSTSHEET 2020 Costs vary by year.  No financial aid is provided as this is a summer program.

Visas & Travel

A visa is required to study in China.  The visa will be applied for during the application process.

More Information

For more information, visit Peking University website at Summer Courses Brochure (General Level Courses) or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

University of Costa Rica

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

The University of Costa Rica is one of the most respected places to learn Spanish in Central America.  The program is managed by our partner MLSA under the leadership of Dr. Celestino Ruiz.  This program is designed for beginner and advanced students of Spanish.

2020 MLSA PROGRAM DATES

Language

This is an intensive 4 week Spanish language program offered twice in the summer. Summer I is from May to June and Summer II is from June to July. Students may also take a June/July combo and stay a total of 8 weeks.  Each 4 week period yields 6 semester hours of credit.

Academics

Students spend from 8:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. each morning in class Monday through Friday.  The grading system follows the American grading system. All study abroad grades transfer back as letter grades to Ouachita.

Lodging & Meals

The program fee includes a home stay with host families who provide breakfast and dinner.  Lunch can be purchased on or near campus for a modest fee.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please see the COSTSHEET 2020 The program fee has been increased do to a Costa Rica Value added Tax. The cost which includes tuition, room and board will be $2,184.  Airfare would be an additional cost.

Visas & Travel

Students are given a visa on arrival.  A departure tax, payable in American dollars, is required for departure.

More Information

For more information, visit The University of Costa Rica & MLSA website at http://www.ucr.ac.cr/ and  http://www.mlsa.com/ or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Liverpool Hope University

 

 

The Program

Intro

Liverpool Hope University welcomes students from across the U.S. to study with us for a single semester or a full academic year. They are a liberal arts university with a proud tradition of over 165 years in higher education. You will be welcomed into a community of around 7,500 students where the average class size is 20 students and professors know students by name.

LHU is a great option for any OBU students from any discipline.

Arrival

Arrive spring semester January 9, 2020 and have till April 17 to complete your finals (normally a research paper.) End date April 18, 2020

Options for Maymester:

  1. Stay for the Easter Holidays April 18 to Maymester starting on May 16.
  2. Stay for the Easter Holiday and the three week Maymester: May 16 through June 6; depart Jun 7. $9,220

Language

All classes are taught in English.

Maymester-The Bible and the English Reformation

Maymester-Irish Diaspora; Liverpool and Beyond

Maymester-Devising and Adapting for Theatre

Maymester- Brexit And Its Implications

Maymester-Human Kinesiology; Testing & Prescription

Maymester-Disability and the Civil Rights Movement

Maymester-Business of Soccer

Academics

A normal course load is 60 Liverpool Hope Credit hours or 16 semester hours.  Student can take a maximum of 4 courses of 15 LHU credits each for a total of 60 LHU credits which equates to 16 semester hours of credit.  For example, each course will provide 4 semester hours of credit, so three of those hours could be counted as an OBU equivalent and the remaining 1 hour would become an elective hour.

Lodging & Meals

Students live in residence halls and are provided with one main meal a day in the cafeteria.  The other meals can be taken in the residence hall or at restaurants in the area.  There is a supermarket within walking distance of the university where students may purchase food and personal products.

Cost & Financial Aid

See Liverpool Hope Study Abroad page

See the COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

A visa on arrival is issued on presentation of the LHU letter of acceptance to the immigration officer upon arrival.  Those who wish to volunteer or undertake work in any manner must apply for a tier 3 visa in advance and pay a higher fee.

More Information

For more information visit Liverpool Hope University  website for helpful information about study abroad or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Catholic University of the West, Angers

 

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The Program

Intro

The Catholic University of the West is an ideal place to study French language and culture. They offer classes for beginners to the advanced levels.  The university offers homestay or residence hall accommodations.

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Language

This is an intensive language institution, which is ideal for those who wish to take French for the CORE language requirement or those pursuing a minor in French or who wish to reach professional competency in the language.

Academics

The semester program is 15 weeks and students are able to take 18 to 21 class hours per week.  Students will be able to receive the mandated 15 to 16 semester hours of credit for a semester study abroad term.

Lodging & Meals

Residence hall or host family options are both available.  Residence hall and homestay options include options to take a selection of meals on campus.  See website for details.

Cost & Financial Aid

See COSTSHEET 2020

French Government tax of $101 shall be paid by student once student is on campus.

Visas & Travel

A student visa is necessary to study in France.

More Information

For more information, visit Catholic University of the West website at UCO.fr or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

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 The Program

Intro

The undergraduate study abroad program is designed for those who wish to study both biblical and Modern Hebrew as well as other liberal arts courses. This program is particularly suited for students in the Pruet School of Christian Studies who have a desire to expand their knowledge of the Hebrew culture and language.

Language

Courses for study abroad students are taught in English. Students will also take courses in biblical and Modern Hebrew.

Academics

Short Term & Summer Courses

Courses by Time Frame

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15 semester hours minimum must be taken. The grading system is a 12 point system.

Lodging & Meals

Living in University housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents-North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe-as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students.

Cost: See COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

An A2 student visa must be applied for from the nearest Israeli embassy.

More Information

For more information, visit The Hebrew School of Jerusalem or contact Ian Cosh,  director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education at coshi@obu.edu

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University of Florence

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

This is intensive Italian language option available each summer for those interested in receiving 6 hours of Italian in four weeks.  The University of Florence is a prestigious university officially accredited by the Ministry of Education in Italy.  The department of Italian for foreign students at the U of F has made is mission to teach Italian as a foreign language.  In the last 30 years, students from all over the world have participated in this program.

Language

There is no foreign language requirement as this is an intensive Italian language program.

Academics

Students receive 6 semester hours of Italian language credit over a 4 week period. Students spend four to five hours in class each day, Monday through Friday.

Lodging & Meals

Students are housed in shared apartments in Florence.  No meals are provided.  Students can cook simple meals in their apartments and eat out in the many food outlets in Florence.

Cost & Financial Aid

This is a summer program, so no financial aid is provided. COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

Students may enter Italy for academic program that are UNDER 90 days without the corresponding student visa. However, a Presence Declare must be completed within the first 8 days of arrival in Italy. There is a fee associated with the Presence Declare and your on-site directors will assist you with this process.

More Information

For more information, visit University of Florence

website at http://www.mlsa.com/ITALY.html

or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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John Cabot University

 

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The Program

Intro

John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.

Language

Are courses are taught in English.  There is no foreign language requirement.

SUMMER SESSIONS

Italian language, Business, Communication, Psychology, etc.

Academics

JCU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (www.msche.org). The course load will be similar to Ouachita’s course load.

Majors include: Art History, Business Admin, English Lit, History, International Affairs & Business, Italian studies including Italian language and more see John Cabot University web page.

Lodging & Meals

JCU Housing differs from a typical dorm-style experience, and challenges students to take on the responsibilities that come along with living in a fully equipped, independent apartment.  Students choosing to live in JCU Housing will gain a true understanding of how to “do as the Romans do” while studying at an American university.

Cost & Financial Aid

See COSTSHEET 2020 Various meal plans are available on the JCU website. Ouachita’s normal financial aid policy applies.

Visas & Travel

A student visa is necessary for semester study.  Summer study does not require a visa.

More Information

For more information, visit John Cabot University website or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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Opera in Concert

 

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 Opera in Concert

 

 

A Music and Language Program in Urbino, Italy

Dates: May 20 to June 14, 2019

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The Program

Intro

This program is designed to allow voice majors and minors at Ouachita to study Italian and receive university credit from the Lingua Ideale during the summer and participate in the voice performance program Opera in Concert in Italy.

Language

There are two components to the program. One provides structured Italian language teaching and the other allows participation in the voice performance program.

Academics

Six semester hours of language credit are offered as there will be 60 hours of intensive Italian language study. A transcript from Lingua Ideale will be sent to the Registrar’s office at OBU on completion of all coursework.

Lodging & Meals

Accommodations and meals are listed in the program web page.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please see COSTSHEET 2020 (includes cost of transportation from the airport to Urbino)

Visas & Travel

No visa is necessary to attend the summer program.

More information

For more information, vist Lingua Ideale’s website or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education at coshi@obu.edu.

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Seinan Gakuin University

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

Since 1973 an exchange program with Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka City, Japan, has been offered.  During these years, students have experienced the rich and exciting dimensions of Japanese culture.  It is not unusual for students who have participated in this program to return to Japan after graduation to live, work, or continue their studies.

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Language

Courses other than language courses are offered in English for the international students participating in this program.

Academics

This two-semester program offers students the ability to earn up to 36 hours of course credit.  Many students receive enough hours of credit to consider fulfilling the requirements of the international studies minor. Language learning is complemented by courses in intercultural studies, Japanese history and other such broadening courses. Summer courses explained here.

Lodging & Meals

Ouachita students live in an international residence hall with students from other international universities during their stay in Fukuoka City.  The university cafeteria is available and the ability to cook simple meals in the residence hall is also available.

Cost & Financial Aid

Three scholarships are offered:

  1. Tuition, fees, room and board scholarship: student receives no OBU aid but can retain their private, state and federal aid.
  2. Two tuition scholarships are offered: the students receive 50% OBU aid, and retain their private, state and federal aid. COSTSHEET 2020
  3. Seinan Costs for Self pay student

Visas & Travel

A visa is required.  The student will be guided through the process by OBU and SGU staff members, but should plan on having to make a trip to the Japanese Consulate in Nashville, TN as part of the visa process.

More Information

For more information, visit Seinan Gakuin University website at http://www.seinan-gu.ac.jp/eng/ or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

Four-week Summer Intensive Japanese Program

Summer Intensive Japanese Program is a four-week program held in the summer see info here.

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University of Jordan

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

Those interested in study Arabic in the summer should consider the CGE Global Connections program that offers a summer program for a 10-week Arabic Studies program in Amman, Jordan with Union University serving as the CGE flagship university. The Arabic studies program consists of two, six-hour courses for a total of 12 semester hours of Arabic language credit.

Language

Courses are designed to teach native English speaking students Arabic.

Academics

Academic credit is awarded using the semester hour’s nomenclature.

Lodging & Meals

CGE Jordan provides approved apartment housing, but other options are available.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please see CGE Web site. The summer program would not provide any financial aid. COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

You may obtain a student visa on arrival in Jordan.

More Information

For more information, visit The University of Jordan website at http://www.ju.edu.jo/home.aspx or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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LCC International University

 

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The Program

Intro

CGE Consortium for Global Education offers a semester study opportunity in cooperation with our member university, LCC International in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The campus is located just minutes away from the Baltic Sea and in walking distance to the historic downtown district.

Fifty percent of the students enroll from Lithuania and the others come from more than 25 other countries. LCC International intentionally recruits students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Ukraine and other regional nations so that students can learn together and creatively pursue careers which will be useful back in their home countries.

LCC International University is a Christian-based university with a voice for faith and learning in a complex region. CGE students gain from semester study opportunities in a rich global atmosphere! CGE gains from a wider global perspective and specific understanding of sacrifices made by citizens as they “sang” their nation into democracy.

Language

Students all study in English. There is no foreign language requirement.

Academics

Students can earn Liberal Arts degrees in Business Administration, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature, General Studies, and Theology while participating in local projects and programs sponsored by LCC. 15-17 North American semester hours (5-6 courses).

Lodging & Meals

Housing shared room with 3 European roommates on campus with cafeteria on campus.

Cost & Financial Aid

See COSTSHEET 2020 or web site for current costs.  Financial aid is 100% outside scholarship and 50% internal scholarship.

Visas & Travel

A student visa is required and will be part of the process.

More Information

For more information, visit CGE LCC International University or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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University of Al Akhawayn

 

 

The Program

Intro

The unique location of Al Akhawayn University in the North African country of Morocco that borders on the Mediterranean and Atlantic is located in the beautiful mountain resort town of Ifrane.  The university was established by the King of Morocco to be a safe place where students from all parts of the world could study and benefit from their differences.  The academic program is styled on the American academic model.  Students may choose such courses as Arabic language and culture, art, literature, philosophy, international business, and more.

Language

Many courses are offered in English and there is no foreign language requirement.

Academics

Students may take up to five courses for a total of 15 semester hours of credit.  The grading system is based on the American academic model.

Lodging & Meals

On-campus residence halls are provided for all students and a cafeteria is available for meals.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please see the COSTSHEET 2020 Because this is an exchange program, OBU students pay Ouachita Tuition & Room & Board and are able to apply 100% all of their financial aid.

Visas & Travel

Yes, a student visa is necessary to study in Morocco.  The visa process is integrated into the application process.

More Information

For more information, visit University of Al Akhawayn website at http://www.aui.ma/en/ or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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University of Edinburgh

 

 

The Program

Intro

The University of Edinburgh, founded over 400 years ago, is one of the most respected universities in the world.  New College, the home of the Faculty of Divinity, has a prominent international, ecumenical, and religiously diverse character, giving students the opportunity to learn and dialogue with people from other countries, other Christian denominations, and other world religions.  The faculty staff consists of internationally recognized scholars, and New College has a strong history of graduating some of the most well-known biblical and theological scholars.  However, as a comprehensive university they offer courses in all disciplines making it an option for all students.

Language

All courses are offered in English.

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The Program at a glance

Courses

Cost of Living

FYI: Pricing on campus housing is listed for 1 academic year.

Academics

You may only take 3 courses to reach a full academic loan.  60 ECS credits is the total load, so it is recommended that you select 20 ECTS classes.  This means that you will receive 6 semester hours of credit for each 20 ECTS course you take for a total of 18 semester hours of credit.  In most cases each course can be transferred as 3 semester hours for an OBU equivalent and 3 semester hours of junior/senior elective hours.  You will in all probability end up with 9 semester hours counting for an OBU equivalent and 9 hours of elective for a total of 18 semester hours.

Lodging & Meals

Students apply to live in student housing contact the university housing office.  Students tend to cook themselves for breakfast and one meal and eat out for one meal a day.

Cost & Financial Aid

See the COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

Yes, the UK does require you to have a student visa to study in the UK.  If you plan to undertake any type of volunteer work you have to apply for a job, tier 3 visa, which is more costly.

More Information

For more information, visit University of Edinburgh website at Study abroad for study abroad students, or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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University of Cape Town

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

The University of Cape Town, opened in 1829, and is South Africa’s oldest university. It is one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. Located in the breathtaking port city of Cape Town, the slopes of Table Mountain, the University runs an exciting, varied and successful semester study abroad program.  The Faculties of Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Humanities, Law and Science all offer courses to study abroad students. Students interested in this program need to be mature and understand the need to take personal security seriously.  The university offers courses in all areas of study, but only students who have the flexibility of elective hours should consider this option.  UCT runs a varied and successful semester study abroad (SSA) program.

Language

All courses are taught in English.   Consider your course schedules carefully.

Academics

The usual full load for an undergraduate student for one semester is 72 NQF (National Qualification Framework) credits. Students enrolled for a full degree of study at UCT may take up to 90 credits in one semester, but 72 credits is the minimum full load.  A study abroad student may take up to 4 courses per semester.

Credit Hour & Grading Guidelines

Semester Study Abroad

Semester Study Abroad online application

Lodging & Meals

The university leases homes close to the university campus to accommodate international students. Students may eat in university dining facilities and also prepare meals in their apartments.  There are no host family options offered and residence halls are reserved for South African students.

Cost & Financial Aid

COSTSHEET 2020

Visas & Travel

A student visa is required to study in South Africa. The 1st semester of the year at The University of Cape Town begins in January thru June and provides the most comprehensive orientation to the university.  The second semester is July thru December.

More Information

For more information, visit The University of Cape Town website at http://www.uct.ac.za/ or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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University of Alicante

 

 

 

The Program

Intro

The University of Alicante offers a strong intensive Spanish language program.  It is recommended that only students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish should consider this as their study abroad option.  Students who are serious about leaning Spanish may also consider this option, but they should understand and appreciate that they will be involved in serious language study for the duration of their stay.

Alicante is located on the Mediterranean coast.  It has its own airport and good train connection to Madrid and other parts of Spain.

Language

The option to study topics other than Spanish is not available to OBU students.

Academics

Because language learning has to be done in series, the student will take four semester hours of credit over the course of four weeks.  Every four weeks the student will begin a new cycle and will receive four semester hours of credit—3 for language and one hour for a complementary class—such as Spanish Culture or literature.  Grades for each four week segment will be made available to students, so they do have a clear idea of their performance throughout the semester.  The student will complete 4 semester hours of academic credit every four weeks for 16 weeks for a total of 16 semester hours of credit.

Lodging & Meals

Students may opt to stay with families or in apartments.  Lately students have opted to stay in apartments, but both options are available to students.  Students who stay with a family will have meals provided, but they will be charged on a per day basis that is not prorated during absences. Accommodation Link.

Cost & Financial Aid

Please refer to the COSTSHEET 2020 The University of Alicante is regarded as a very affordable and cost effective program due to the fact that the Government of Spain does not charge international students a premium to attend their universities.

Visas & Travel

Yes, the visa process is rigorous and has to be obtained at the Spanish Consulate in Houston.  Students will be guided see National Visa Application Form and Visa Check List for Students and Required documents and Information for a Visa to study abroad in Spain in the process by the OBU international office, but students must take personal responsibility of providing all information in a timely manner.

Visa link

To procure a Visa go here: Spanish Visa appointment at Consulate in Houston.

More Information

For more information, visit Study Abroad at Alicante or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at coshi@obu.edu.

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