What you experience, you remember. You can maximize experiential learning by taking advantage of OWU’s study abroad and other off-campus programs.

A semester spent off-campus in a study away program, international or domestic, is practically a “must do” for anyone attending a liberal arts college. Ohio Wesleyan encourages its students to make an off-campus semester part of their academic experience.

International and Off-Campus Programs will assist and guide you in your planning for off-campus semester, summer and year-long experiences.  

You can easily browse and search for OWU-approved international and domestic study away experiences using the OWU off-campus programs search and application system -- OWU Study Away Programs.  See Steps to Study Away for more information about the process.

Study away is an experience that is open to all.  Please read our Financial Planning resources (see link at right) for information about additional scholarships and grants.

Summer study abroad at a partner institution or organization for credit is an option that many students choose to do -- especially those who have busy regular academic semesters.  For information see Summer Study Abroad and stop by the IOCP office in Slocum to talk to a mentor.

Please note:

When you apply for off-campus approval using the OWU off-campus programs search and application system, you must select the specific off-campus program you wish to attend when you first apply for leave permission.  You can change the program which you want to attend by emailing your request to change to studyaway@owu.edu.

Students interested in the Wesleyan in Washington Program should contact the Arneson Institute in Elliot Hall.

All should be concerned and prepared for ethical and sustainable travel.  We encourage our students to engage their host cultures more ethically and to mitigate the impact of their travel on the environment.  A good place to start:  The Ethical Traveler and Sustainable Travel.  

If you have questions or wish to discuss eligibility call 740-368-3075 or stop in and chat with a peer mentor in Slocum Hall 311.