Where Would You Like to Go?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Academic Programs International Program. Universidad de Belgrano. Universidad Torcuato di Tella.
AHA International Program AHA Rosario Center. Semester and SUMMER programs. Courses in Spanish and English.
ie3 Global Program. James Cook University.
AHA International Program . Australian National University. Direct Enrollment.
ie3 Global. Deakin University.
AHA International. Curtin University. Direct enrollment. Semester programs only.
SIT Program. Social Pluralism and Development. Need 5 quarters of French.
AHA International Program. Vienna AHA Center. Courses taught in English. Semester and SUMMER programs. Summer program is a music performance program.
Viña del Mar, Chile
Academic Programs International. Universidad Viña del Mar.
Academic Programs International. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.
OUS Program. Intensive language.
AHA International Program. SUMMER Business Program. All courses taught in English. Designed for business majors and minors. Housing at Tongji University guesthouse.
Academic Programs International . Dubrovnic International University. Focus: Diplomacy and International Business. Courses in English.
Academic Programs International. Universidad de Havana.
Prague, Czech Republic
SIT Study Abroad.Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change
ie3 Global. Copenhagen Business School.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
ie3 Global. Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences.
Oregon Abroad Program. Universdidad San Francisco de Quito.
Academic Programs International. University of Leeds.
AHA International Program. AHA London Centre. Semester and quarter programs. SUMMER communications program. Internships and service learning available. Outside enrollment in a British university.
Academic Programs Internationa l. University College London. University of the Arts London. University of Westminster. London School of Economics Summer only. School of Oriental and African Studies.
Oregon Abroad Program. Sheffield, England
AHA International Program. Semester, quarter, and SUMMER programs. Some content courses taught in English. No language requirement.
Oregon Abroad Program. Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises ILCF. Centre International d'Études Francophones CIEF.
Oregon Abroad Program. Centre de Français Langue Étrangère CFLE.
Oregon Abroad Program. Thirteen campuses in the state!
AHA International Program . FUBIS. SUMMER ONLY-4- and 6-week. No previous German language required. Content courses taught in English or German. German language at beginning through advanced levels.
Saarbrucken , Germany
AHA: International Program. Aye Centre. Semester programs. Service learning placements with local NGOs. All content courses taught in English.
SIT Program. Social Transformation and Cultural Expression. Prerequisites: None.
AHA International Program. Athens Center. Semester programs. SUMMER art and poetry programs. No previous Greek language required. All content courses taught in English.
API Program. Corvinus University of Budapest. Business and Economics focus.
API Program. University College Cork National University of Ireland.
API Program. National University of Ireland, Maynooth Trinity College, Dublin. University College Dublin.
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
AHA International Program. SUMMER Only. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. Courses taught in Irish history, literature, and film.
API Program. National University of Ireland, Galway.
API Program. University of Limerick. Fall, Spring, Summer.
API Program. Lorenzo de' Medici-The Italian International Institute. OSA Soccer Academy and ACF Florentina Professional Soccer Club. Intensive Soccer Training; working with a professional team.
AHA International Program. AHA Center. Semester programs in language and culture. SUMMER 5-week art studio program designed for art majors and minors with previous art coursework.
API Program. Lorenzo de' Medici Rome. John Cabot University.
AHA International Program. AHA Center. Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter program options. All content courses taught in English. Intensive Italian taught.
API Program. Babilonia Center for Italian Language and Culture.
API Program. Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania. Lorenzo de' Medici Archaeology Field School.
API Program. Lorenzo de' Medici Venice.
SOU Reciprocal Exchange Program. Shinshu University http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/english/.
SOU Direct Exchange Program. Okayama University http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/en/tp/international/index.html. All majors.
SOU Reciprocal Exchange Program. Tokyo International University. http://www.tiu.ac.jp/english2/
SIT Program. Islam and Swahili Cultural Identity. Prerequisites: None
SIT Program. Health and Community Development . Prerequisites: None
SIT Program. Health, Gender, and Community Development. Prerequisites: two years of French.
API Program. Universidad AutÓnoma de Queretaro. Spanish Language and Mexican Culture. Spanish for Medical Purposes.
AHA International Program . Universidad Latina de America.
AHA International Program. SUMMER Only. Arabic Language Institute of Fes. Content courses taught in English. Arabic language courses. No previous Arabic language requited.
Dunedin, New Zealand
AHA International Program. Direct Enrollment. University of Otago.
API Program . Jagiellonian University of Krakow. Humanities and Social Sciences. Polish Language and Culture
API Program . Qatar University.
SIT Program. Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding. Prerequisites: Coursework in conflict theories recommended. Interview may be required.
API Program. Heriot-Watt University.
API Program. University of Stirling.
Durban, South Africa
Kwa-Zulu-Natal, South Africa
SIT Program. Education and Social Change. SUMMER. Prerequisites: None
API Programs. Pompeu Fabra University:Hispanic and European Studies; Universidad AutÌ_noma de Barcelona: International Studies; Summer Language; University of Barcelona: Language and Culture
API Program. University of Deusto: Spanish Language & Culture; International Relations; Language & Culture Summer; and International Relations Summer. University of the Basque Country. Studio Arts.
API Program. University of CÌÁdiz. Language and Culture.
API Program. University of Gerona: Summer Jewish Culture. Summer Hispanic Studies.
API Program. UNiversity of Granada: Intensive Language; Hispanic Studies; Spanish Language and Culture; Summer language, culture, hispanic studies
API Programs. Antonio de Nebrija University: Spanish Language, business, culture. Suffolk University: liberal arts taught in English. Complutense de Madrid: Spanish Culture and Language; some courses in English
AHA International Program. Curso de Lengua y Cultura EspaÌ±olas para Extranjeros at the Univerisidad de Oviedo. Semester and SUMMER programs.
API Program. University of Salamanca: Hispanic Studies; Spanish language and culture; two-week, three-week, and month-long intensive Spanish; summer language and culture
AHA International Program. AHA Segovia Center. Intermediate and advanced Spanish language and culture. Semester and SUMMER programs. Prerequisites: minimum of two years of college-level Spanish; all courses taught in Spanish
API Programs. Pablo de Olavide University: Spanish language, business, and applied/social sciences; summer flamenco, Spanish language and culture-summer University of Seville: Spanish language and humanities; contemporary Spanish studies, communications, summer Arabic language and culture
SIT Program. Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology. Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies, biology, sociology, anthropology, or international relations.
Chaing Mai, Thailand
Oregon Abroad Program. Payap University.
Oregon Abroad Program. Tunisian University System.
SIT Program . Post-Conflict Transformation. Prerequisites: Coursework in conflict theories recommended. Interview may be necessary.
SIT Program. Development Studies . Prerequisites: Coursework in developmental studies recommended.
Victoria Basin, Uganda/Rwanda
SIT Program. Uganda/Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin. SUMMER ONLY. Prerequisites: Psychological stability and emotional maturity are required in order to cope with material.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
API Program. American University of Sharjah: Full curriculum, regular sessions and summer. Intensive Arabic language, summer
Stone Town, Zanzibar
SIT Program. Zanzibar-Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management. Prerequisites: Coursework in environmental studies ecology, or biology; swimming or snorkeling ability recommended.
In a reciprocal exchange, the student remains enrolled at Southern Oregon University while studying at a partner institution abroad. He or she pays tuition and fees at SOU as well, just as if he or she were here, but all housing, meals, and other costs will be paid in the host country. Most scholarships and financial aid will apply as usual. Generally, these programs are the most cost-effective way to study abroad. All students must be recommended by the Education Abroad Coordinator and the individual foreign university applications forwarded to the host institution by the SOU Office of International Programs.
Where Can I Go?
SOU currently has reciprocal exchange agreements with universities in England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
University of Winchester. Fall Semester Only. Direct enrollment in university courses. All majors. This is one of SOU’s longest-running reciprocal exchange programs and is very competitive. In the last couple of years SOU has been able to send 5-6 students each Fall. Selection based on academic achievement, faculty recommendations, and class standing.
Okayama University. First Semester, April-September/Second Semester, October-March. Training in Japanese Language and Culture. Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships available. All majors.
Shinshu University. First Semester, April-September/Second Semester, October-March. Intensive Japanese Language Program. Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships available. All majors.
Tokyo International University. First September, April-Semester/Second Semester, October-March. Japan Studies Program, focusing on language and culture. Elective courses taught in English are available during both semesters. Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships available. All majors.
Hochschule für Technik und Wirschaft des Saarlands, University of Applied Sciences. Summer Semester, March-July/Winter Semester, September-January. Business majors only. Dual degree and traditional exchange year options. Most courses taught in English. German language course recommended.
Hochschule Harz, University of Applied Sciences. International Summer School, March-July/Winter Semester, September-January. Business majors only. Dual degree and traditional exchange year options. Most courses taught in English. German language course recommended. The International Summer School is a three-week summer term. Two SOU students will receive scholarships for the program fee of approximately $950.
Escuela Bancaria y Comercio. Mexico's Business School. Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. Direct enrollment in the Escuela. Many courses taught in English. Primarly for business majors and minors. Internships available for all majors.
University of Guanajuato. Fall and Spring Semesters. Direct enrollment in the university. Must have documented knowledge of the Spanish language to enroll in regular courses in the university. The exchange does not apply to the UG Centro de Idiomas, which is an intensive language program for foreigners needing to attain Spanish language skills to enroll in the university. All majors.
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Chonnam National University. SOU and Chonnam University participate in the TaLK Exchange Student Program, funded by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. SOU students will receive a scholarship to study at Chonnam in exchange for teaching after-school English classes at a rural elementary school for nine hours a week. TaLK is a unique opportunity for SOU students who may be looking for a chance to apply theory in a real teaching environment, receive first-hand cultural education, as well as the support to develop a greater global perspective. The scholarhip term is either six months or one year and requires a four-week training program. Benefits include a monthly stipend of approximately $800.00, dormitory housing, health insurance, a settlement subsidy, vacation leave, and cultural experience programs. In the Spring Semester (March-June) and during the Fall Semester (September-December), SOU exchange students enroll in regular courses, many of them taught in English.
Dankook University. There are two possibilities for study at Dankook University: during the regular school year and in the summer. In the Spring Semester (March-June) and during the Fall Semester (September-December), SOU exchange students enroll in regular courses, some of which are taught in English. All majors. Summer only:Academic Program of the International Summer School. The academic program consists of four weeks sof intensive classes (8 SOU credits) taught by international and/or Korean professors in English. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of cultural activities and field trips during their stay. All majors. English Village Program. Prior to attending the Academic Program of the International Summer School, students have the opportunity to teach English for three weeks to small groups of Dankook University students. Free housing is offered for participants in the English Village Program, as well as up to $1,200 airfare reimbursement.
Yeungnam University. Business courses taught in English. In the Spring Semester (March-June) and during the Fall Semester (September-December), SOU exchange students enroll in regular courses, many of them taught in English.
The process of reciprocal exchange is probably one of the most involved. However, with a little bit of patience and a lot of planning, it can be done in an expeditious manner and the monetary savings makes the extra effort worth the time. The deadline for applying to all programs is February 15.
For more information regarding the application procedure, please visit the individual program page. Students must submit their applications in person to our office in Stevenson Union. You must meet with an office staff person in order to turn in your application. Thus, during busy times of the year, it is wise to schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor when you are ready to turn in your application.
Programs falling under the title Affiliated/Approved include many different models, including direct enrollment at a university abroad and education abroad facilitated by an organization or another US university. Affiliated/Approved programs include academic year, semester, and summer programs. In any type of Affiliated/Approved program, students are enrolled at SOU and therefore the course credit is recorded on your SOU transcript. Institution-specific scholarships would not apply. If you have institutional scholarships, make sure complete and submit a deferral form (Scholarships and Financial Aid Office) before your leave. It is possible to use federal financial aid on most Affiliated/Approved programs.
Study Abroad Organizations
SOU has affiliation agreements with four study abroad organizations, which allows our students to use federal financial aid without much difficulty:
Where Can I Go?
Since the title Affiliated/Approved encompasses so many types of programs, there are countless possibilities for study abroad under this heading. It would be impossible to list them all here.
Consult the SOU Education Abroad Programs map on the "Education Abroad Home Page."
Central America and the Caribbean
The timelines for affiliated/approved programs will vary from program to program, from type to type. The first step after selecting a program is to realistically assess your financial situation and apply immediately for a passport.
There are TWO required application forms for each program, one for the SOU International Programs office and the other for the program sponsors. For more information regarding the application procedure, please download the “Education Abroad Checklist.” Students must submit their applications in person to our office in the Stevenson Union.
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (2/24/2011) pointed out why international internships are increasingly important to university global engagement. In the essay, Cindy Chalou and Charles Gliozzo of Michigan State University wrote that, “College graduates need an international perspective to be competitive in today's job market. Many will have to negotiate foreign cultures whether they work in the United States or abroad. As part of this continuing change, international college internships should now be viewed as steppingstones to career success.”
SOU students are fortunate to have two excellent choices from which to select a meaningful international internship. Through careful planning and working with an SOU professor, students are able to earn credit abroad for their intern experience. It is essential that you begin planning several months in advance of when you intend to begin your internship!
The following sponsors are connected to our affiliated/approved program providers.
Cultural Embrace is a part of Academic Programs International. You can teach, work, intern, or volunteer in 19 countries. Whether you are a student trying to gain academic credit and work experience, or a professional looking for that meaningful vacation or corporate team building retreat, or a retiree that wants to revive your life in another exotic destination, Cultural Embrace by API offers travel programs that will fit anyone's schedule, budget, interests and passions.
IE3 Global Internships is connected to Oregon Abroad and provides internship placement, pre-departure orientation, learning tools, and monitoring and support by a regional director in the U.S. Through IE3 you will be able to earn academic credit at SOU while gaining professional experience. Internships are available in a varietyof private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world.
The National Student Exchange is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through NSE, these member institutions provide exchange opportunities for the multitude of undergraduate students for whom an overseas experience is not appropriate, comfortable or affordable. Established in 1968, NSE has provided exchange opportunities to more than 105,000 students.
NSE offers study opportunities at diverse university settings and provides access to a wide array of courses and programs; field experiences, co-op, and internship options; and resident assistant, honors, and study abroad opportunities of its member campuses.
The program features a tuition reciprocity system that allows students to attend their host institution by paying either the in-state tuition/fees of their host institution or the normal tuition/fees of their home campus. Work completed while on exchange at the host campus is brought back to the home institution and credited to the student's degree program. Each campus has a coordinator who interacts on behalf of incoming and outgoing students with other member campuses and with various departments on their own campus.
NSE is funded through institutional membership fees and student application fees. NSE is administered by a Central Office staff and governed by a Council elected from within the membership.
The values that guide NSE in meeting the diverse needs of our students, coordinators, and member institutions are: excellence in our performance, sensitivity, respect, cooperation, and service to member institutions and their students.