Study Abroad and Travel Programs
Oklahoma State University experienced record student participation growth on international and domestic programs in 2013-2014. With the development of academically rigorous short-term options more students are finding programs that meet their budget and academic needs. With national research showing that study abroad participation is positive for institutional retention, efforts to reach more incoming freshmen across all disciplines are proving successful and participation numbers for longer term programs for the 2014-2015 academic year appear even stronger than 2013-2014.
Detailed information can be found here: Annual Report on Study Abroad and Travel Programs
By Program Type
OSU students study away on four primary program types, including:
- Reciprocal Exchange – traditional study abroad with over 70 partner universities around the world
- Transfer Credit (Affiliated/Approved) Programs – varying lengths of study through approved program providers providing opportunities for discipline specific study, internships and service learning
- National Student Exchange – study within the United States, Canada, and US Territories
- Faculty-Led Programs – short-term international and domestic programs conducted by individual colleges within OSU
|Year||Reciprocal Exchange||National Student Exchange||Affiliated/Approved||Faculty-Led Courses||Total|
|2004 - 2005||43||13||42||302||400|
|2005 - 2006||40||8||38||298||384|
|2006 - 2007||40||13||44||379||476|
|2007 - 2008||38||11||79||341||469|
|2008 - 2009||58||8||74||347||487|
|2009 - 2010||61||8||51||443||563|
|2010 - 2011||66||8||45||465||584|
|2011 - 2012||70||2||59||564||695|
|2012 - 2013||50||5||43||617||716|
|2013 - 2014||64||6||68||918||1056|
Top International Destinations
With many OSU students experiencing their first travel outside of Oklahoma, the region or the US through our study away programs, the selection of European countries is not surprising.
OSU continues to host international students on campus across several programs. Long-term programs (one semester or a full academic year) are provided for exchange students from over 70 partner universities. Exchange students enroll in existing courses across campus. Short-term programs (one week to one semester) are fee paying students who pay OSU for the opportunity to participate in a focused program on campus. These students normally participate in specialized courses crafted specifically for their program.