#NoPassportNeeded Experiences

Introducing a new way to have a global experience.

What is it?

As the world adapts to new realities, we’re making it easier than ever to, remotely, experience the furthest reaches of our interconnected world. These credit-bearing learning opportunities are made just for you! Maximize your 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, with the people and places you most wish to meet and see. A combination of asynchronous and synchronous instruction 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.

 

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Benefits

FLEXIBILITY
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.

ACCESSIBILITY
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.

COST
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.


Featured Experiences

No passport, no expensive airfare, no barriers—the world is a click away! Which experiences will you choose?

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Practice your Spanish-speaking skills with the Spaniards in the morning and remotely eat dinner with your host family in Latin America in the evening. This experience offers something real travel cannot provide. It is a MUST for any Spanish student.

Spanish Around the World

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Internship available! Are you passionate about the non-profit sector? There's no better place to understand the importance of NGOs than in Thailand or Cambodia. Live virtual tours, guest speakers, virtual cooking classes, pen-pals—you name it, we've got it.

Nongovernmental Organizations of South-East Asia

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Faculty from Italy will guide you on a study of international food and culture this summer. Italy, the birthplace of the agritourism movement, is the perfect case study to gain a globally-minded view of food and culture.

Food and Culture in Italy and Around the World

London Spotlight

All experiences are taught by highly skilled and experienced faculty from around the world. Whether it’s studying politics or international journalism with Andrew Whitehead, (former editor of the BBC World News Service) or sports journalism with James Pearce (the broadcast journalism face of the 2012 London Olympics), you'll have access to the top tips of the trade. 

Other faculty include:

  • Katy Layton-Jones, literature instructor and prolific author and historian
  • Althea Stewart, actor and director for some of London's best theatre
  • Simon Waldman and Christopher Cook, career documentary filmmakers
  • And many more!

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Pricing 

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 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.


Our Commitment

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. Login 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.