Can I study abroad or find a global opportunity if I'm a _______ major?
Yes! Our office does not restrict participation on global opportunity programs by major. We encourage any and all students to find a program that fits into their schedule - this requires speaking with your academic advisor to see when a good time might be to study abroad or find another off campus opportunity. Some majors might have more strict curriculum requirements than others (a certain series of courses you need to take, only offered at certain times, etc…), but we've found that with flexibility and planning ahead, all sorts of students are able to find off campus programs that work for them.
Some departments have support for global programs in addition to the support from the Office of Global Opportunities. See below.
Do you study health and wellness? Ohio University is home to the Global Health Initiative. For many programs, it partners with the Office of Global Opportunities, OHIO faculty, OHIO alumni, and third party organizations to offer a variety of international global health opportunities. Here's a link to their website - check out their programs! https://www.ohio.edu/global-health/programs
Do you study business? Students interested in business can find additional support through the Center for International Business. For many programs, the Center for International Business partners with the Office of Global Opportunities, OHIO faculty, OHIO alumni, and third party organizations to offer a variety of international business opportunities. Here's a link to their website - check out their programs! https://business.ohio.edu/about/centers-institutes/center-for-international-business/
Other things to think about:
- Does your major have faculty/staff member that directs an OHIO global program? Maybe! With 80+ OHIO programs and just as many program directors, there might a program with courses required for your major.
- Do you need credit for your major, or could you focus on general education requirements, like a Tier II course, Junior composition course, or a language?
- Do you have a minor or certificate? Could you get some of those credits from a global opportunity?
- Do you have other passions/interests? Many students find opportunities outside of their majors, but still within their interests. This can complement what you’re learning in your major of interest, or could help you decide which major to choose!