Study Abroad and Travel Programs

2013-2014

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.

Inbound Programs

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.