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History Study Abroad Opportunities

OHIO Experiential-learning students and Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s church in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato.
OHIO Experiential-learning students and Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s church in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato.

“My experiential learning trip in Guanajuato, Mexico opened my eyes to the reality of history,” History major Samantha Lamka '20 reflected. “I am use to reading and writing about historical events and places that helped shape the world we know today. But being able to travel to, walk around in, and observe the actual place where the Mexican independence movement happened gave me a whole new perspective of what history really means. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to experience a way of learning that made history come alive again.”

Read Students Retrace Path of Mexico’s Independence Movement over Spring Break.

Some history majors consider traveling abroad during the summer or in their sophomore or junior year. Many programs include historical content that can transfer back for credit in the major. For more information contact the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities.

Examples of Programs for History majors

What are the Benefits of Study Abroad for Someone in History?

History involves the study of diverse societies, cultures and nations. History students are encouraged to travel abroad to gain first-hand knowledge of those cultures to better understand their discipline. Students can connect their study of the past to the world around them: the art and architecture as well as the landscape and local way of life. In addition to history immersion, study abroad programs can also work as language immersion. The majority of OHIO programs and outside providers offer courses in the history and culture of their host nation.

What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?

University-wide Requirements: Tier II courses can often be fulfilled easily abroad. Tier III courses are offered on some OHIO study abroad programs, but credit for Tier III cannot generally be transferred back from a Non-OHIO or exchange program.

Arts & Sciences Requirements: Courses to fulfill college level requirements, including the foreign language requirement, can be taken abroad.

Major Requirements: Students can look for programs abroad that will fulfill geographical and chronological distribution requirements within the history major.

Philip Bebb Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created through donations offered in memory of Dr. Philip Bebb, long-time professor of Renaissance history at Ohio University, who had a deep scholarly and personal affection for Italy. Its purpose is to help enable undergraduate History majors to study in Italy with a $350 prize awarded annually. In order to qualify for consideration, a student must meet the following criteria: be a full-time, History major undergraduate student enrolled at Ohio University and in the History Department; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at Ohio University and either be enrolled in or accepted with full intention to enroll in a study abroad program in Italy. For more information, contact Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell.

More Information

Get more information for History majors at the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities.