With added precautions, hundreds of students are studying abroad again, and so can you! From Anthropology to Zoology, and everything in between, there are tons of programs that can meet your academic needs and #travelgoals.
While you get inspired, we’ll continue to monitor travel and safety considerations at destinations we’ve identified as safe for 2021-22 study abroad programs—leaving you free to rediscover the excitement of what’s possible. Spread those wings.
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Study Abroad Scholarships
There are many scholarships available to support international experiences. From distinguished scholarships like the Gilman or Boren to scholarships for certain majors. Dedicate some time to familiarizing yourself with UO and national resources that can help fund your study abroad experience. The investment of this time can really pay off!
GEO Planning scholarships allow you to apply for four scholarships using one application. These scholarships are available for all UO students. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2021, for Spring 2022 programs.
We've got a lot planned for International Education Week, November 15-19, 2021, including alumni and faculty panels on what it's really like to study abroad during Covid (in Summer 2021), some smaller departmental study abroad fairs, global food nights (free steamed bao anyone?), and much more! Or, kick back with a coffee and watch some recordings from our April 2021 study abroad fair.
Program: Yonsei University Exchange
Major: Business Administration
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Term: Spring Semester 2021
“Constantly learning something new”
"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!"
Program: Advancing Your Academic Success: Pre-Freshman
Major: Marine Biology
Location: London, UK
Term: Summer 2021
“From taking the Tube to trying local restaurants”
"The Pre-freshman program in London was a fantastic opportunity for me. Getting to meet my fellow students before coming to Oregon in the fall gave me confidence. From visiting actual historical locations while learning about the history of London to watching plays while studying them, the classes were engaging and certainly more than 'book learning'. I learned so much and enjoyed being able to spend time finding out what it is like to live in a foreign city from taking the tube to trying local restaurants. What an amazing experience! I look forward to studying abroad again during my time at the UO."
Program: Journalism in London & Music, Arts and Culture in London
Location: London, UK
Term: Summer 2021
“I gained so much independence and confidence”
“Studying abroad has broadened my horizons academically, professionally and personally beyond my wildest expectations. During my time abroad I met with professionals in my field of interest and made life long connections that will truly benefit my future career. While learning to navigate life in a new city I gained so much independence and confidence. I was initially worried about COVID safety while traveling abroad but with all of the precautions in place I never felt unsafe. Even with the changes that have come with COVID traveling abroad was the best decision I could have made. The experiences I had while studying abroad were life changing and absolutely unforgettable. COVID may have changed some things but the experience is still just as amazing and impactful.“
Program: Business and Psychology in London
Location: London, UK
Term: Spring Quarter 2021
“A very diverse city”
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!
Don't worry, your GEO application is nothing like applying to college! In fact, we've made applying to study abroad easy and fast. Once you have selected a program that fits your interests and academic requirements, you can submit an online application. Each program page has an “Apply Now” button that will take you to the application login page for the program. Application deadlines vary depending on the program and what part of the year you plan to study abroad. Most students say it takes them less than an hour to finish a study abroad application!
For more information about the application process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you are applying to an exchange program or a program offered through a third-party provider like IE3 Global, you will need to complete a second application.
Share your moments and see what other Ducks are doing abroad by using #GEOabroad.