What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in European Studies?
While cross-cultural competency is important for any citizen, graduates of this degree combine their classroom study with the immeasurable experiential growth that occurs while living in another culture. This combination of classroom and real world experience assures us that we are putting forth graduates who have the tools to live and work towards a more peaceful and just socety. Students in this field must complete at least one study abroad or overseas internship experience to help them develop cross-cultural competence, proficiency in a language other than English and learn about topics related to Eurpoean studies.
When is the best time for European Studies students to go abroad?
Students should not wait until the last term of their senior year to satisfy this requirement. Some students may choose to go abroad more than once in careful consultation with their advisor. Timing depends on the exact requirements you’d like to fulfill, so start planning early to identify the ideal timeline to go abroad.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
Study abroad or internship requirement: Students in this major must complete an advisor-approved study abroad or internship experience(s) that reflects major/language of study. Study abroad or internship must be at least 5 weeks in length.
Language requirements: Students in European studies should choose an experience related to their language(s) of study.
Major requirements: Students should focus upon courses which meet requirements in the Global Studies major. Students should consult with their advisor for potential exceptions for courses taken overseas to count toward the European studies track.
University-wide and college requirements: Students may be able to take courses that will fulfill Tier II and other college-level requirements, although this is not the primary focus of the experience.
What are other academic considerations for someone in European Studies?
Students should start at least a year in advance to plan for overseas internship or study abroad and consult with education abroad staff and their academic advisor before committing to a program.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
| Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for
Global Studies: Europe
Ohio University study abroad & exchange programs
IEP at OHIO
Czech Republic: Semester in Prague
Czech Rebublic: Summer in Prague
England: The London Semester
England: Semester at the Univeristiy of Westminister
France: Semester in Paris
Ireland: Semester in Limerick
Italy: Semester in Florence
Italy: Summer in Rome
Scotland: Semester in Edinburgh
Scotland: Semester in Stirling
Spain: The Barcelona Semester
Spain: Summer in Barcelona
Austria: Language & Culture in Salzburg
Spring semester. Students study German language, literature and culture. Students must complete German 1110 by the start of the program to participate.
Germany: University of Leipzig student exchange
Academic year/semester program. This is an OHIO exchange program. Full curriculum of courses conducted in German language is available to students. Students must have completed three years of German study to apply.
Russia: Language & Culture in Moscow
Spring semester program. Students take courses in Russian language, literature and culture. Students must complete four semesters of Russian by the start of the program to participate.
Spain: Language & Culture in Toledo
Spring semester. Students take three language courses plus a culture course. Students must complete Spanish 2120 by the start of the program to participate.
Ohio International Consortium program
Italy - Kent State University semester in Florence
Semester program. This program allows students to take courses in history, geography, philosophy, politics, art, music, theatre, architecture and language.
OHIO afffiliate programs
You can search for additional options in Europe on the following sites:
Academic Programs International
American Institute for Foreign Study
Cultural Experiences Abroad
Knowledge Exchange Institute
Foreign Language Programs:
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
| Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for History
Global Studies: Europe
IEP (Full-time on-campus advisor available at the Office of Education Abroad)
Internship opportunities are available in New Zealand, Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and Italy. IEP internships are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests and can last anywhere from one month to a full semester. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
Employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities are
available. Amnesty International currently has 115 volunteers and interns working for them.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students must register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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