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Study Abroad and International Opportunities

The College of Human Sciences strongly encourages students to participate in a study abroad program during their undergraduate degree. Not only can an abroad experience broaden one's perspective and increase confidence, but it can also contribute to one's skill of learning and working in a diverse setting - a skill that is valued in the professional work environment.

Early planning is key! Students who are interested in studying abroad should talk to their academic adviser very early in their academic career (i.e., freshman year), especially if they are considering a semester-long or year-long study abroad experience. The best time to study abroad is often determined by a student's specific degree plan. In general, however, most students who study abroad for an extended period (semester or year) will do so during their sophomore year before they are immersed in major-specific coursework, which is often difficult to find at universities abroad. Students should talk to their academic adviser about saving general education credits and elective credits for the semester or year abroad.

Students who would rather participate in a short-term study abroad experience during spring break, winter break, or summer can consider OSU Faculty-led programs or Affiliated/Approved programs.  For more information on the different types of study abroad programs, please click on the links below.

For more information on the different types of study abroad programs, please visit the Study Abroad Programs site

The five types of study abroad programs are:

Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs
Semester & Academic Year Programs (Reciprocal Exchange)
Affiliated and Approved Programs (Transfer Credit Study)
National Student Exchange (NSE)
International Internships and Service Learning Programs

Make an Appointment

Students are encouraged to make an appointment with the College of Human Sciences Study Abroad Specialist to discuss the different types of study abroad opportunities. Stop by 101 Human Sciences or call 405-744-5053 to schedule an appointment. Early planning is key! Start planning for your abroad experience today.

Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities

A Taste of France

May 11-20, 2020

Led by Barbara Brown and Candy Gabel

Treat your palate to the vibrant tradition of French food, from rustic fare to haute cuisine. Sample regional dishes in the French Riviera and Provence, and attend a chef’s demonstration in Lyon for some authentic inspiration for your own creations. Get a taste of Paris with visits to its most iconic structures before expanding your palette at a colorful city market and cooking lesson.

Students will enroll in NSCI 4850 for 2 credit hours. Graduate credit is available. Contact Barbara Brown, Associate Professor FCS, at 405-744-6940 or barbara.brown@okstate.edu for more information.

Estimated expenses:
Program Fee: $4,745 (includes airfare, lodging and some meals through EF College Study Tours)
Tuition cost: $440 ($220/credit hour)
Personal expenses: $750

Information and sign up here.

Environment & Culture in Costa Rica

March 13-21, 2020

The College of Human Sciences is offering a unique opportunity for Human Sciences and Education, Health & Aviation Freshmen to embark on a study abroad experience in beautiful Costa Rica during Spring Break 2020. There’s nothing quite like the rainforests of the “Rich Coast” to get the adrenaline pumping. At its heart, the Central American country boasts an epic landscape that is home to nearly 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Discover how fragile these endangered ecosystems are as you travel through different rainforest preserves and unearth dazzling displays of color and sound.

Students will enroll in HS 2080 for one credit hour. The course is limited to students in the College of Human Sciences or Education, Health & Aviation.

Contact Elizabeth Whitfield at elizabeth.whitfield@okstate.edu for program details and registration information.

Tuition $220, Program Fee $3,195 (includes airfare, accommodations, and daily meals)

Additional expenses: Miscellaneous/personal $200.

EF is offering a $150 discount through September 15.

Attend an information meeting September 4, 5:30 pm in 236 HSCI to learn more about this freshman-focused study abroad opportunity.

Scholarships are available! The first 15 students will be eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the College of Human Sciences. Information and sign up here.

Consumer Research in Dublin, Wales, London and Paris

May 17-29, 2020

This two-week program in the United Kingdom and France will examine many facets of consumer behavior and how an understanding translates to approaches in design & merchandising. Students will enroll in DHM 4040 (3 credits).

Contact Greg Clare at greg.clare@okstate.edu for program details and registration information.

Tuition $660, Program Fee $4,899 (includes airfare, local travel and lodging through EF College Study Tours)

Additional expenses: Meals and miscellaneous costs $700.

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

OSU Study Abroad Office

Examples of Recent Study Abroad Opportunities

World Perspectives on Child Development-Italy

May 28-June 4, 2018

Experience global perspectives on child development with a focus on children age 0-5 while spending 8 days in Rome and Florence, Italy. Students enroll in HDFS 4750 (1 credit). 

Tuition $250, Program Fee $3,675 (includes airfare, local travel and lodging through EF College Study Tours)

Additional expenses: Meals and miscellaneous costs $700.

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Consumer Research in Spain

May 14-25, 2018

This two-week program in Spain will examine many facets of consumer behavior and how an understanding translates to approaches in design & merchandising. Students will enroll in DHM 4850 (3 credits). 

Tuition $330, Program Fee $3,895 (includes airfare, local travel and lodging through EF College Study Tours)

Additional expenses: Meals and miscellaneous costs $700.

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