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Study Abroad is Back!

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Winter quarter Japan or Summer Exchange Spring quarter Fall, Spring & academic year Exchange Summer term Fall quarter
11/15 1/1 1/15 2/1 2/15-3/15 4/15 or 7/15

*Some program application deadlines vary by program. Please verify deadlines on the web page for the programs you are interested in.

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What is a GEO Center Program?
Study with a small American cohort at a UO-run Center in London, Spain, or Italy while taking classes designed to fulfill your graduation requirements.

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What is an Exchange Program?
Directly enroll in a foreign university and take classes in a wide variety of disciplines while immersing yourself in the local culture.

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Featured Programs

How to Fund Study Abroad

Most forms of financial aid may be used to pay for your study abroad program costs. However, most students need to supplement their standard financial aid package. There are nearly 40 scholarships of varying requirements and award amounts that UO students can apply for. For specific information about awards and eligibility, you should consult with a financial aid counselor at the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Planning Scholarships

There are 4 scholarships to help students fund their future study abroad experience. First generation college students, students with disabilities, and first-term freshmen are eligible to apply and use these scholarships at any point in their academic career at UO.

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GEO General Scholarships

You can apply for numerous need- and merit-based study abroad scholarships toward GEO-sponsored programs by completing one general application.

  • Eligibility and award amounts vary for each scholarship
  • Region-specific scholarships are available

Freeman Fellowship

Students who apply for a GlobalWorks internship in East and Southeast Asia are automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • Up to $5,000
  • GlobalWorks offers individualized placements in a wide variety of career sectors

Scholarships at a Glance

What is GlobalWorks?

GlobalWorks offers you the opportunity to intern abroad in highly customizable placements suited to your goals and interests. Students earn UO credits and gain life-changing work experience in a different culture.

Student Perspectives 

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Anna Kien

"I originally applied to the Yonsei Exchange program for one semester but decided to extend for a second semester for various reasons! I fell in love with both the country and the people here in South Korea. From both professors and classmates, locals and strangers - I have met some of the nicest and most open-minded individuals and am grateful to call some of these people my closest friends and for the many unforgettable memories I have made with them. Not only did I learn lots about the language, culture, and history of South Korea but also that of many other students from around the world as well. In addition, the lifestyle as an exchange student in such a huge city like Seoul was something I did not want to let go of just yet. I love the independence I have here, being able to integrate myself in a culture so different from my own, and learning more about myself and the world around me, I am constantly learning something new and am able to push myself out of my comfort zone every day. I would never be able to have such an experience if I didn’t get out of Eugene!"

Seoul, South Korea
Spring Semester 2021, Business Administration

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Pablo Macias

"Right off that bat, as soon as you start talking to people in London, as soon as they hear our accent they kind of pause for a second and confirm that you’re an American and then it's a whole long conversation about cultural differences which is really fun. There isn't really a language barrier [in the UK] but there are tons of different cultures, and London is a very diverse city.

As for studying abroad during COVID, it’s really worked out well. Right now there’s like a million less people in the UK in general so the streets are not crowded, it’s not a tense atmosphere at all, we’re free to go where we want and experience the local scene. It’s been a blast, it’s a big city with a lot to do!"

London, England
Spring Quarter 2021, Psychology

 

 

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