"Studying abroad in France was the best experience of my life thus far. I learned so much about God and myself- my cultural, lingual, spiritual, and relational knowledge grew exponentially while I was there. I'd recommend studying abroad to anyone who wants to become fluent in the language that they are studying, and to anyone who wants to experience incredible personal growth in all facets." - Lauren Dunlap, ORU Study Abroad Paris, Fall 2017
“Not all who wander are lost,” is one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most well-known phrases. ORU recognizes the truth hidden in those words and provides ample opportunity for students to wander around the globe.
Studying abroad for a semester or even a summer can be a life-changing experience. You can explore while still taking classes, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain experience in living abroad.
Students in any discipline are welcome to apply to study abroad. ORU employs flexibility to work with students so that you, too, can wander.
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Still unsure about studying abroad?
If you study abroad during a summer, you can receive up to nine credit hours toward your major or minor. In a semester, you can earn up to sixteen credit hours. Paying for your classes while participating in an ORU Study Abroad program is simple. You'll pay regular residential tuition where you'll be able to apply your tuition-based scholarships and apply for financial aid. You can discover more information about the cost of an ORU Study Abroad program here.
Further, studying in a new environment can give you a fresh perspective on your current academic program and help you develop skills that will be highly desirable in a competitive job market. According to a study done by the University of California, study abroad alumni were twice as likely to land a job compared to their non-study abroad peers, as well as earning seventeen percent more on their average income (find more study abroad statistics here).
Through the experience, you can improve language skills, develop professional networks, and gain cultural understanding that is essential in an increasingly globalized world. Ready to wander?
Check out ORU’s study abroad opportunities and find the best location for you!