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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.
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.