Study Abroad Program

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"All the world is a book and those who do not travel, read but one page." --St. Augustine

Pack Your Bags!

Australia and New Zealand

Summer 2017, led by Dr. Kathryn Lane (Signing up adventurers right now! Don't let someone else take your spot on the trip of a lifetime!)

See for yourself why Aussies and Kiwis have more in common than hopelessly endearing accents.

From spiny echidnas to small flightless birds, neither suffers from a shortage of natural beauty. New Zealand’s Auckland is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, and by the time you reach the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef, you may find you’re not quite ready to leave. Join Study Abroad for an adventure “down under” in Summer 2017 as we visit Australia and New Zealand.

~$4,755 (includes travel, hotel, and most meals); 3 credit hours in HUM available (~$560). If you sign up in February or March 2016, the payment plan comes out to $10/day.

Dates of interest meetings:

Wednesday, March 9th from 11:30-12:30 in CH 107, Enid conference room, Woodward 141, Ponca City 116.

Tuesday, March 29th from 3:30-4:30 in IE 128, Enid 221, Woodward 114, and Ponca City 118.

You're also welcome to stop by Dr. Lane's office in Vinson Hall 210 to ask questions.

For more information about this trip, check out the trip itinerary, optional excursions, and more at the EF site for 2017 trip.

Summer 2016

Paris, Provence, & Barcelona

Summer 2016, led by Dr. Wayne McMillin (This trip is now closed.)

It’s two of Europe’s most stunning cities separated by one of the world’s most historic regions.

The size of the Mona Lisa may surprise you, but so too will the Provence region, a source of inspiration for Louvre-dwellers like Cézanne, van Gogh and Picasso. You’ll see La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and the rest with a perspective usually reserved for the most seasoned travelers.

 Check back this summer to see pictures from this trip.

Some things you'll never forget!

NWOSU's Study Abroad program is a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. Students not only get to take a fascinating course on the country they're visiting but they'll get to experience the lessons for themselves. Many students comment that the trip and the things they've learned will never be forgotten. Here are a few memorable lessons from previous trips:

  • learning the history of the Wales' flag atop Snowden Mountain (UK 2012)
  • discussing the Irish fight for independence in the post office that served as the "headquarters" of the Irish rebellion--complete with bullet holes (UK 2012)
  • why wealthy Englishmen and Americans took the "grand tour" from a balcony overlooking the streets of Rome (Italy & Spain 2014)
  • discussion of class distinctions and how someone became a gladiator in ancient Rome from the third floor of the Coliseum (Italy& Spain 2014)
  • the significance of flamenco dance to Spanish culture while attending a live flamenco performance (Italy & Spain 2014)

To be clear, though, every year we have travelers join our trip that aren't taking it for course credit. That's fine too! We welcome anyone interested in joining one of our Study Abroad trips to email the appropriate faculty member or fill out the form below to join our email list.