While HTC does not manage any programs, Ohio University's Office of Education Abroad has an extensive list of study abroad programs and scholarships. The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards also helps students apply for scholarships like the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
HTC highly encourages its students from all academic disciplines to spend time studying or researching in another country for a semester, a year, a summer, or even during winter break. By coordinating the program with their Director of Studies, most students are able to study abroad at least once without lengthening the time it takes to receive their degree.
Students who study abroad are encouraged to apply for a Dean's Travel & Research Grant. Alumni and friends of the Honors Tutorial College donate funds to facilitate student research and unique educational opportunities, including education abroad and internships.
More information and the application for a grant is available at the HTC front office, or you can download them in the links below.
"In the small Ecuadorian town of Puyo, English-speaking ability can be the difference between finding quality employment in business, tourism, and politics or living in poverty. While spending the summer of 2013 as an Organizational Development Intern for the Arajuno Road Project, I helped provide English language education, community development, and other types of support to rural elementary schools in the Amazon rainforest. For 10 weeks I worked to develop marketing materials, research funding opportunities, improve volunteer resources, and develop project management systems to increase organizational capacity. And with funding from the HTC Public Interest Grant, I was able to research, write, and design a cultural adjustment manual for new volunteers arriving to the project.
While adapting to life in Ecuador was difficult at times, I tried to take every opportunity to experience the culture. This included attending Latin dance aerobics classes and the community field, going to a family house party and trying homemade sugarcane alcohol, picking fresh platanos and cacao at our neighbor's farm, and even getting onstage at one of the ten million karaoke bars in town. Looking back, I can see how much I've grown in global awareness, and am proud of the small but tangible impact I made on a community in need."
From June 10th until July 13th I lived in Tel Aviv, Israel, with six other students from Ohio University. We took two classes at Tel Aviv University and had the chance to tour the country. The program was led by Professor Kevin Haworth and Rabbi Danielle Leshaw. On July 13th, I left Tel Aviv for Paris, where I lived and worked on research for my thesis. Although a lot of my time was spent in museums and libraries that were relevant to my research, I was also able to have some fun: I toured a lot of the city, was in the capital for Bastille Day (the French national holiday), and visited London. I ended the summer in Romania, where I spent a week representing Peru at the Rotaract Global Model United Nations Youth Conference!