Application, Billing and Financial Aid
The Application for SP/24 Travel-Learning Courses will open during the FA/23 semester. Students who have applied and been accepted into a course should register for it. Accepted students should refer to their acceptance email. Students with questions should call 740-368-3075.
The charge for a FA/23 Travel-Learning Course will be billed to the student in October or November 2023, depending on the course, after the final course charge has been released. The charge for a SP/24 Travel-Learning Course will be billed to the student in March or April 2024, depending on the course, after the final course charge has been released.
Travel-Learning Courses cover almost all student travel costs, including air & ground transportation, accommodations, most all meals, entrance fees, etc. There is no charge for the course itself, only for the travel. About half of the cost of student travel is covered by endowed University funds (see below).
Students should plan to budget for souvenirs, additional food, excess baggage, additional/optional travel, etc. Vaccinations are not covered. Details often vary course-to-course and will be made available to students by the faculty and/or the IOCP Office. Students with specific questions about student billing policies and procedures (such as the payment plan) and charges should contact Student Accounts at 740-368-3362.
There is no additional tuition charge for enrolling in a Travel-Learning Course. Endowed funds from donors cover approximately half of the cost of each individual student’s travel experience. Additional OWU financial aid directly from the TLC Program is not available. Students may be eligible for additional Federal or private educational loan support -- contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Students are eligible to apply for the US Federal Gilman Scholarship but must plan ahead as applications are due well in advance of travel -- contact the IOCP Office for more information. Some OWU Departments and Programs periodically offer support for students with demonstarted need -- contact academic major department for more information.
Residence Halls -- Prior to Departure:
Residential students enrolled in Travel Learning Courses which start after graduation in May will be able to stay in the residence halls prior to departure at no cost, though they may have to change rooms. All Residential Life policies and procedures (including the submission of departure forms) must be followed.
All students enrolled in international Travel Learning Courses must complete two on-line pre-departure training modules: Pre-Departure Essentials and Cross-Cultural Essentials, links for which will be sent to enrolled students.
In addition to this, the OWU-Connection / IOCP office has other programming and services available to assist you with your preparation to travel, both domestic and internationally. OWU Connection Mentors in Slocum Hall are available from 10AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday. Programs, such as Gender and Study Abroad and First Time Travelers, are offered regularly and are advertised in the OWU Daily.
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.