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Study Abroad

Most ONU modern languages majors study abroad. Why?

Studying abroad is the most effective way to achieve proficiency in a foreign language. It allows you to develop firsthand a deeper understanding of another culture, to grow in confidence and competence, and to make friends from around the globe. Studying abroad may also enhance your career opportunities by setting you apart from other job candidates in an increasingly globalized economy. (Only 9 percent of U.S. undergraduates study abroad.) Consider studying abroad today!

Student Excellence (2016): Alexandra Johnson, a German major, was awarded a prestigious national scholarship toward her study abroad program from the German honorary society, Delta Phi Alpha. 

The Board of Directors of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German honorary society, is pleased to inform you that have been selected as a recipient of a 2016 Study Abroad  Scholarship for $1,250. This is a highly competitive grant awarded only to a select group of honors students intending to study abroad in a German-speaking country. You should, therefore, count yourself among top German students in the nation. We congratulate you heartily on this accomplishment, given the high selectivity of this grant and the very strong letters of recommendation we received for all applicants. Your work as a representative of high academic standards in German studies is very important to our mission of promoting excellence in higher education German language and cultural studies in the United States

University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC): Your gateway to the world, with programs in Chile, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain and more.

International Studies Abroad (ISA): The world awaits, with programs in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Spain and more.

Some students are eligible to study in Germany at no cost.
Opportunities for Further (free?) Studies in Germany 
How U.S. students get a university degree for free in Germany 

The study abroad office is located in Lehr Memorial 122. For detailed information about these and other study abroad programs, please refer to the Ohio Northern study abroad  website or contact Alyssa Bell, study abroad coordinator, at

Department of Modern Language

Ann Hood

Dukes 200
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed