What is it?
As the world adapts to new realities, we’re making it easier than ever to experience the furthest reaches of our interconnected world, right from your computer. These credit-bearing learning opportunities are made just for you to facilitate access to the global community in a whole new way.
Taught by world-class faculty from around the globe, these one-of-a-kind experiences remotely transport you to the location you wish to study. A combination of live and recorded coursework allows you to balance the demands of time zone changes with the vital experiential learning process—the key to global education. You’ll participate in live weekly meals with a host family, live walking tours of the city and local venues, and also have the flexibility of some pre-recorded course work when appropriate.
How does it work?
Simply enroll through DuckWeb using the CRNs for each experience. You can choose one experience or build your full summer schedule! All experiences are credit-bearing and cost the same as a UO course.
Travel the world in a single day! Choose a language experience from northern Spain and an art history experience from London. Talk about jet lag.
For anyone, from anywhere. Never before has there been a better opportunity to engage with new cultures around the world. This remote format is cost-effective, flexible, and takes advantage of innovative technologies like never before.
This economical option is a fraction of the cost of traditional travel, with many of the same benefits. Have an experience of a lifetime for the same price in most cases as a UO summer course.
No passport, no expensive airfare, no barriers—the world is a click away! Which experiences will you choose?
Step into the world of international sports business. From U.S.-based sports businesses operating in international markets to global companies engaging with U.S. consumers, you'll learn everything you need to know!
All #NoPassportNeeded experiences are the same price (in most cases) as a UO summer course. You may also qualify for a GEO grant or other incentive:
$1,000 Grant towards Future Study Abroad
All students who enroll this summer will receive a $1,000 grant on travel-based study abroad programs when programs resume normal operation. This grant will be automatically applied to your account. This grant must be used by Summer 2021 on either a GEO faculty-led program or a center-based program and cannot be combined with any other study abroad scholarship or grant issued by GEO.
20% Loyalty Discount
Students who have studied abroad with GEO in the past will receive 20% off of the cost of an experience this summer. Contact an advisor to have the discount applied to your DuckWeb account. The 20% discount cannot be combined with any other study abroad scholarship or grant issued by GEO.
In a time of worldwide travel restrictions, we're bringing the world to you! As always, we remain committed to the health and safety of every student during their education abroad. This new format allows you the opportunity to connect directly with staff, faculty, and students around the world.
Remote advising is available for all students!
Advising for UO students takes place on Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT. If you are using a mobile device, please download the Microsoft Teams App and click the button to start a chat. Log in using your Duck ID.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I apply?
Simply enroll through DuckWeb using the CRNs for each experience. All experiences are credit-bearing and cost the same (in most cases) as a UO course on campus.
Do I need a GEO application?
No, just enroll through DuckWeb using the CRNs for each experience.
When is the last day to enroll?
The last day to enroll/register varies by experience. The date is displayed on the detail page in DuckWeb. In general, the last day to enroll will be the day after the start date of the experience.
What technology do I need?
Experiences may make use of a variety of equipment and technology, but some of the most common are:
- Zoom video conferencing software
- Whatsapp international texting app
- Canvas learning management system
- OneDrive document/image sharing
- Outlook email
What if I'm already enrolled in a future study abroad program? Can I still enroll?
Yes! You can enroll in an experience before your study abroad program takes place. Your study abroad application remains active. In other words, if you are departing for a study abroad program after August 15, 2020, you can still enroll in an experience before that date. Enrollment in an experience doesn't mean you cannot take a similar program in summer 2021.
Can I enroll if I am not a current student at the University of Oregon?
Yes! More information is available on the non-UO participants' webpage.