From your first year on campus, you can get off campus — with Travel-Learning Courses, part of The OWU Connection. Connect classroom theory with real-world experience as you journey to a distant land and immerse yourself in another culture.
For updates about the Travel-Learning Course Program for the 21/22 academic year, please see: OWU Connection / IOCP -- Information For 2021/2022
The Global Classroom
Bring the history you studied in class to life by exploring sites as you travel down the Danube. Study Turkish politics and society, then travel to Istanbul. Study animals and plants in their native ecosystems, from East Africa to the Galapagos Islands. The possibilities are almost endless!
Trips associated with Travel-Learning Courses usually take place over Spring Break (March) or following the end of classes in May or December. OWU covers a substantial portion of the costs of travel, lodging, meals, and onsite transportation. Students are responsible for the remaining portion, along with any additional charges, such as passport and visa fees, vaccinations, etc.
Because space is limited, admission to Travel-Learning Courses is competitive. To be considered, you must first submit an online application. The application period for spring courses is usually the previous month of September, but check the OWU Daily and other information sources for exact dates.
Go global. Don't just read about exotic lands and fascinating topics. Experience them!
In recent travel-learning courses, students and faculty have studied geology in Death Valley, medieval castles in France, biology in the Galapagos, and politics in South Korea.