Programs that are not included in the OWU off-campus programs search and application system -- those that are not approved -- require approval by faculty committee. An "unapproved program" petition is available in the off-campus programs search and application system. Please consult with the OWU Connection / IOCP staff, if you are applying to an unapproved program.
The OWU Connection communicates through the OWU Daily. Read it carefully and regularly. Consult the Ohio Wesleyan University Catalog for further information about Off-Campus Programs policies and procedures.
All application materials MUST flow through the OWU Connection, IOCP Office at OWU. Do not apply directly to these or any other programs prior to approval from OWU.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
The process for applying for Summer study away is simpler because the experience is in addition to and does not replace an on-campus term. Please stop by the OWU Connection Desk in Merrick Hall or the IOCP Office in HWCC for a summer study away instruction/application packet. Financial aid is limited but is available (including Pell Grants) for summer study away.
You are required to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your off-campus plans. Some departments and programs have specific requirements for majors who will be studying away.
Students interested in the Wesleyan in Washington Program need not attend a Round One meeting and do not need to go through this process--but they do need to contact the Arneson Institute in Elliot Hall.
OWU prohibits sponsored student travel to countries with U.S. Dept. of State Level 4 Travel Advisories. OWU reviews requests for student travel to countries with U.S. Dept. of State Level 3 Travel Advisories. For more information contact email@example.com.
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.