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Study Abroad Student Ambassador
419-772-3156
I think what planted the seed was hearing so many stories and being shown pictures from my dad’s travels while he was younger and in college. Hearing about the rabbit-hunting trips, backpacking in Australia or his work trips to Europe just kept on creating an itch that needed to be scratched. Finally in fall 2018, I was able to study abroad at Glasgow Caledonian University is Glasgow, Scotland, through ONU’s Direct Exchange Program. While at GCU, I took three courses – International Marketing Strategy, Operations Management and Macroeconomics – that transferred back to count for classes that I needed to graduate. Since I only had classes two days a week, I was able to spend my days off, when I wasn’t doing coursework, to travel around the city, and spend my long weekends traveling to different parts of Scotland, or to a different country entirely. I was able to visit different cities in Ireland and Scotland, attend a U.S. men’s national soccer game in Genk, Belgium, and visit the Isle of Skye and Manchester, England. I now have friendships connecting me to so many parts of the world, ranging from the United States to the Netherlands, to Norway, to Scotland and Italy, all because of just living with other fantastic individuals. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to get away and grow as a person, while creating memories that I will never forget. This trip impacted my life more than I ever anticipated, and I could not stress enough how life-changing and exciting an opportunity this is. I encourage any student to jump on any type of study abroad opportunity and jump all in because you won’t regret it!

USAC Student Ambassador
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I have always taken a particular interest in different cultures around the world, and during the summer of 2016 I got to experience one first-hand. For two months I lived with a host family in San Ramón, Costa Rica, studying Spanish, interning in the hospital pharmacy, and exploring everything that the country had to offer me! My primary study at ONU is pharmacy, so the internship was a great way to get outreach hours but in a whole new way for me; my secondary major is Spanish, so it was a very rewarding experience to have these two educational concentrations combine and help me develop my career skills. In addition to what study abroad offered me educationally, personally I gained more than I ever thought I would. The friends, family, and memories that I have from San Ramon will stick around for a lifetime. Studying abroad was by far the most beneficial and enriching thing I have done for myself, if you see me around campus, don’t hesitate to ask me about it!

USAC Student Ambassador
419-772-3156
I had always been intrigued by the thought of studying abroad yet was uncertain about actually doing it. I can now say with confidence that studying abroad was the best experience of my life. I studied in Bilbao, Spain for two months during the summer of 2017. While there I had the opportunity to travel Spain as well as Europe, further fueling my love for travel. I was able to take classes to fulfill some of my core business requirements as well as touch up on my Spanish language skills which lead to the addition of my Spanish minor. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to grow as a person so much more than I could have ever imagined. I constantly share my stories of abroad with anyone who will listen and highly encourage each and every student at ONU to take a leap and experience the wonders of studying abroad for themselves!

Study Abroad Student Ambassador
419-772-3156
I have always been intrigued by the world and how big it truly is compared to the midwestern city that I am from. This intrigue and curiosity took me and my studies to Seoul South, Korea, during summer 2017. My experience in Seoul was an adventure of a lifetime learning about the culture, people, food and, most importantly, myself. From my experience, I really understood that my travels weren’t really about taking cool pictures, seeing cool landmarks or saying I’ve been there, but more about the bonds I make. To truly know and to say that you’ve been to another place is to say that you really got to know the people and what they were truly like. Toward the end of my travels, I realized that the relationships I made thousands of miles away were going to be some of the most precious memories that I will remember from my trip. I still remain in touch with people I met in Korea today. Studying abroad was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I could only do in college, and it is definitely something that I would do over again. I am so grateful for ONU for helping guide me on the journey of a lifetime that has helped me grow as a person.

Assistant VP for Academic Affairs/Director of Global Initiatives
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Dr. Lynda Nyce has been Ohio Northern's director of global initiatives since 2013. Previously, she worked at Bluffton University as the director of cross-cultural programs. Nyce studied abroad in Chengdu, China, as well as in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has taught on a Semester at Sea voyage and has also lived in both India and France. 

ONU Study Abroad

Study Abroad Office

419-772-3156
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