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Global Passport Strategies

Meet your Global Competency requirement through a Study Abroad program!

Opportunities for the Study Abroad Track (8 weeks or more, 6+ credit hours)

Opportunities for the Study Abroad Track include semester programs, academic year programs, and summer programs of 8 weeks or more.  For students interested in studying abroad for a semester or academic year, Ashland University has exchange agreements with universities globally. Exchange Programs are currently offered in Brazil, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Taiwan. In addition, Ashland has pre-approved all programs offered by the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Eligible Ashland University students of any major can choose to study in over 134 programs in 37 countries. Most program classes are taught in English.  Language study is also available.

 

Opportunities for the Course with Study Away (Part of the Global Studies Track)

Opportunities for the Course with Study Away include Faculty-Led Tours, the COBE in Taiwan program, CCIS and USAC Summer Programs, and Student Teaching Abroad programs (for Elementary Education).

Faulty-Led Tours:  Faculty from various departments across Ashland University sponsor short-term international and domestic experiences for students during spring break and during the summer. Length of the program varies. Past programs have traveled to Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica,  England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Massachusetts, Mississippi, South Africa, and Spain.  Not all Faculty-Led Tours satisfy the Course with Study Away requirement.  Please check the Global Ed Portal page for up-to-date information.  

Pending approval, 2014 Tours that may qualify for Course with Study Away are:

  • "Paul in the Greco Roman World," REL 3SGG, Humanities, Travel to Greece over Spring Break
  • "Navajo Cultural Immersion," NUR, Travel to Arizona in May

AU in Germany:
  Students take two of the three courses offered by AU Faculty and spend one week in Ashland and three weeks in Wittenberg, Germany. 

Pending approval, the AU in Germany Program will meet the requirement for Course with Study Away in 2014. Courses offered in 2014 include:
  • "Luther and the German Reformation," REL, Humanities Core
  • "Western Civilization II," HIST 113, Historical Reasoning Core
  • "Global Film," ENG 332, Aesthetics, Border Crossing

COBE in Taiwan: 
The College of Business and Economics (COBE) students are presented with a one-of-a-kind opportunity through the COBE in Taiwan program. Students will spend six weeks during the summer at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan while earning 9 credits.  This program completes the entire GPS center track (1 Border Crossing course and 1 course with Study Away).

CCIS and USAC Programs:  Ashland has pre-approved all programs offered by the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)Eligible Ashland University students of any major can choose to study in over 134 programs in 37 countries.  If students take 2 courses, 6 credit hours, they may be able to complete the entire GPS center track.  See Rebecca Parillo, Director of Global Education, for advisement. 
Student Teaching Abroad:  Student teaching abroad allows Education majors the opportunity to complete their student teaching requirement overseas. Ashland University is a member of the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST), an organization that places student teachers in 14 countries.  The COST Programs (6 weeks) qualify for the GPS Course with Study Away for Early Childhood Education Majors.  All other majors should contact their Department Chair.

Paris Fashion Institute:  Students study in Paris for four weeks in the summer or for the month of September.  Students earn 6 credit hours, FCS 211 Clothing & Culture and an FCS Elective called "Paris Fashion Institute Experience".  This program completes the entire GPS center track (1 Border Crossing course and 1 course with Study Away).

 

Opportunities for the Modern Language Track

The Department of Foreign Languages coordinates a study abroad program for intensive language study specifically designed to provide students with an immersion experience in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Students can spend four, six or eight weeks in Costa Rica.

Students may also complete language study (French, Chinese)through one of the AU Exchange Programs:

Students also have the opportunity to complete intensive language programs abroad through the CCIS consortium and the USAC consortium.
Ashland University Study Abroad Office