OU Partner Programs

Premier Program

Oxford University- Oxford Study Abroad Program, Oxford

Through the Washington International Studies Council, OU students who wish to study at Oxford University for a semester or a year may do so as associate members of one of the constituent colleges with university privileges, and live with British students in the center of Oxford.

Oxford University accepts Oglethorpe University students who qualify and wish to study for one or two terms each year. While this is NOT a traditional exchange partnership, Oglethorpe has arranged a special rate with Oxford so that the combination of Oxford tuition and housing is similar to what a student pays at Oglethorpe. Scholarships and loans can be applied to the costs of attending Oxford, and students studying at Oxford can select specific programs of study and participate in both academics and sports. Students completing their studies at Oxford will have their courses transferred to Oglethorpe, and the transcript will indicate study at Oxford. Studies at the colleges of Oxford range from international studies, art history, anthropology, history, English, philosophy, and other interdisciplinary fields. Course work is primarily tutorial in nature, augmented by special lectures, and an orientation in British culture.

Only students with at least junior status may participate in this program. Students may apply the semester before, in anticipation of gaining that status. A 3.2 GPA is required for both application and participation.

Students interested in Oxford should see Dr. Ronald Bobroff to determine if Oxford pedagogy and methods of learning best suit their educational goals.

Documents required to complete your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, faculty advisor or anyone who can attest to your writing, thinking, personal and perhaps, professional integrity.
  • An official transcript, mailed directly from the Registrar’s office.
  • A 150-word statement elaborating on why you want to study at Oxford and why you are a good candidate for study there.

To expedite the processing of your application, everything, with the exception of the transcript, can be emailed. Application materials can be found on the Oxford Study Abroad Programme website.

 International Exchange Partners

Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires

The Universidad de Belgrano consists of 22 buildings forming a “university city” for 14,000 students in one of the most attractive suburban areas north of Buenos Aires. Oglethorpe’s partnership with Belgrano began in 1991.

University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neudstadt

The University is located in Wiener Neudstadt, just 35 minutes by train from Vienna. It was founded in 1994 and has about 2,700 students. Classes are taught in English and German. Major studies include but are not limited to Business, Health Studies, and Engineering. The University works very hard to make sure all International students are welcomed. International students are given a student buddy, who do everything from airport pick up to housing registration. The University organizes excursions to Venice, Salzburg, Budapest, and Prague. In addition, Austria offers a wide variety of activities, from sightseeing and clubbing in Vienna to skiing and hiking in the Low Country. Everything is easily accessible through public transportation.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

ICHEC Brussels Management School, Brussels

ICHEC Brussels Management School is a stand-alone business school offering programs in Business Engineering and Business & Management. ICHEC enables its students to develop their talents and educates them to become responsible as well as open-minded managers. In order to accomplish this mission, ICHEC adopts a rigorous approach to its academic programs, informed by research, with an emphasis on business practice. Their graduates gain the knowledge, skills and competences that are necessary to embark on a lifelong learning process.

The School is located in Brussels, one of the greenest and most environment-friendly cities in Europe; the city has numerous parks and is surrounded by woodland. Its relatively small size as well as its cultural and economic dynamism contributes to an exceptional environment. Above all, the wealth of this little nation comes from the friendliness of its inhabitants who soon make you feel at home. Classes are taught in English or French.

*This partnership program is not available to Oglethorpe students in the fall semester.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application. Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora

The university was founded in the 1960s and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Brazil. The school has more than 10,000 students and the major studies there are: Economics, Medicine, Engineering, Psychology, Law, Physics, and Chemistry, though there are many more courses of study offered, including Education, Biology, and Literature. Please note the website is in Portuguese.

*This partnership program is not available to Oglethorpe students in the fall semester.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito

The agreement was signed in December 1999 in response to a request from an Oglethorpe alumnus now teaching at Universidad San Francisco. The initiative was taken because of the similarity between the two institutions, both being highly selective private liberal arts colleges.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

Université Catholique de Lille (TRB), Lille

The campus of the Université Catholique de Lille provides a tranquil oasis of scholarly activity in the midst of a busy urban environment. Lille Catholic University has more than 20,300 students in 130 distinct degree programmes. Lille Catholic University combines in one visible, mutually supportive, interdisciplinary structure, 6 Faculties, 20 Ecoles (vocational training schools and institutes), 33 research teams, a hospital complex with 700 beds and a child guidance centre. The University presents an architectural setting hauntingly similar to that of Oglethorpe’s own gothic campus.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

Universität Dortmund, Dortmund

The University of Dortmund is a young German University, founded in the stormy days of the late 1960s. The University has sixteen schools. Approximately 25,000 students study at Dortmund. Dortmund is a city of 600,000 people. The center of the city is dominated by a pedestrian zone filled with shops and restaurants, while more than half of the city’s area is filled with parks and green spaces.

*This partnership program is not available to Oglethorpe students in the fall semester.

Reykjavik University, Reykjavik

Reykjavik University is located in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Their colleges are the School of Business, the School of Computer Science, School of Law, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Health and Education. Many courses are taught in English. The city of Reykjavik is small but is still a major European city. Located nearby are hot springs and mountains which are nice to visit on a weekend. Please note that Iceland does not use the Euro.

LUMSA University, Rome

Libera Universita Maria SS. Assunta, or LUMSA, is a partnership university in Rome, Italy. It is located between the Vatican City and the Castle of St. Angelo in the city center. Courses offered include courses in Italian, education, marketing, economics, literature, philosophy, communications, and more. Some courses are offered in English. Basic Italian is required before your study abroad here. Private tutoring can be acquired while still in the States.

Otaru University of Commerce YOUC Program, Hokkaido

The agreement is a result of a competition sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities in which Otaru University of Commerce selected Oglethorpe University as an exchange partner. Otaru is primarily a business school and the instruction is in English although students have the chance to study Japanese.

*This partnership program is not available to Oglethorpe students in the fall semester.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

Seigakuin University, Tokyo

Seigakuin University and Joshi Seigakuin Junior College are part of a system of 10 schools known as the Seigakuin Schools, extending from kindergarten to the university level. They share the same campus in the suburbs north of Tokyo. Like Oglethorpe, Seigakuin provides the combination of a quiet campus with easy access to a bustling urban center.

International University of Monaco

The University of Monaco is the only institution of higher learning in the principality of Monaco. Instruction is in English and programs lead to degrees in business administration. Oglethorpe students take business courses and are also required to study French, the official language of Monaco.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), The Hague

In 1989, leaders of the Haagse Hogeschool established the Institute of Higher European Studies in The Hague for the primary purpose of helping students acquire excellent foreign language skills and in-depth knowledge of economics, law, politics and communications. A wide variety of courses taught in English are available to Oglethorpe students studying at the Institute.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid

Francisco de Vitoria University is a private institution in Madrid, founded in 1992, and belongs to an international network that includes more than 20 institutions of higher education in America and Europe, with over 70,000 students worldwide. Their main educational principles:1) Searching for academic excellence 2) Bringing students into real life work experience through internships and “community work.” 3) Personalized attention by using mentoring systems to the benefit of every student. The University offers programs in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Law, Tourism, Art, Bio-Technology, Nursing, and Education.

*This partner university requires a nomination from Oglethorpe University prior to application.  Please see the Center for Global Education in the A_LAB for current instructions and deadlines.

FHS St. Gallen, St. Gallen

FSH St. Gallen is located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, near the German border. The university offers courses in both German and English. Course topics include German, business, and engineering. Since FHS St. Gallen has set up a program for students to take courses in business from all over the world, it is ideal for students who want to study in a foreign country while still in an English-language setting. In the winter, you can enjoy skiing and other winter sports, while in the summer you can take advantage of the three lakes around St. Gallen for swimming and water sports.

*This partnership program is not available to Oglethorpe students in the fall semester.