General Overview of Study Abroad
The minimum requirements for participation in study abroad programs are established by the individual colleges of Ohio Northern University. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in evaluating your qualifications for a study abroad program. Primary considerations may include, but are not limited to, a statement of interest, acceptable grade point average, and completion of a stated minimum number of credit hours.
Students at all stages in their educational career are encouraged to study abroad. Various personal and academic circumstances will come into play when deciding on the appropriate time for a study abroad experience. For some students, a short-term (January or Summer) or semester overseas as early as their freshman year is appropriate. This initial experience may help prepare the student for a more extensive immersion (year-long) in a foreign culture at some point in the future. Often, a student will choose to spend a full year on a study abroad exchange program in their sophomore or junior year. The last 30 credit hours (the student's senior year) usually must be completed on campus at Ohio Northern University, although this requirement may be waived for study abroad experiences.
A student should be aware that the decision to study abroad during his or her final semester as an ONU student may affect graduation. Official transcripts from the overseas institution must be received by the Registrar's Office prior to the Friday before Commencement, or the student's graduation date may be deferred and the student will be unable to participate in the commencement ceremony.
General inquiries about all programs are welcome in the Study Abroad Office. However, in instances of discipline specific programs (i.e. theatre, art & design, etc.) it is recommended that students first contact their college dean or international study abroad faculty coordinator.
Lehr Memorial 122
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.