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Program Types

Program Types

Education Abroad currently offers five study abroad program types to help students find their perfect fit. Read on to learn more about each one!

OU Study Centers

International Study Centers are the signature study abroad programs at the University of Oklahoma! Located in three attractive locations, students can take classes taught by OU professors, explore the language and culture of their host country, engage in meaningful dialog with locals, and get active with community service or through internships, while earning credit towards their degrees. OU tuition and fees allow students to apply tuition waiver scholarships, and all financial aid travels along too. Perhaps the best part is the support and guidance by OU's on-site staff, providing for a safe, fun and transformational experience.

The OU in Arezzo center in Italy is OU's oldest overseas site. Visit to see all the courses offered in Arezzo throughout the year.

OU in Rio de Janeiro and OU in Puebla are the newest OU Study Centers.  Click on the links to find more information about summer and semester programs offered in these locations.

Journey Programs

Journey Programs are 3-4 weeks long in the summer and offer General Education Credit. These programs are taught by OU professors, have OU tuition and fees, and come with their own scholarship for airfare!

College Sponsored

College Sponsored programs are led by professors from many OU colleges and are geared toward their own majors and are offered mainly in the Summer. Search for the OU colleges offering study abroad programs in the program search engine.

University Exchange

University Exchange means taking classes at a university abroad, but paying OU tuition and fees at your normal rate. These programs are highly immersive and ideal for independent learners and students with financial aid tuition waivers.

Affiliate Programs

Approved Affiliate Programs are programs facilitated by specific affiliate providers or universities abroad with which the University of Oklahoma has an active agreement and where you pay directly to that specific university or provider. Financial aid, excluding tuition waivers, can be applied to this program type if they are listed in the Education Abroad program search engine.


Selection Criteria

Students are selected for study abroad programs based on the following criteria: grade point average, personal essay, financial aid requirements, academic standing, and letters of recommendation. For certain study abroad destinations with limited availability, the selection process is quite competitive. All students who qualify for study abroad are offered a location for study, but because of the competitive process, some may not be admitted to the school or destination that they most prefer.