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Study AbroadFaculty-Led Programs

If you are interested in one of these programs, the first step is to register for an information session through our calendar.

What is a faculty-led program?

ODU's faculty-led programs are short-term experiences that typically take place over spring break or in the summer. These programs are courses taught and led by ODU faculty members and vary in length of time abroad from 10 days to one month. Most courses are 3 credits and include some pre-departure classes and meetings, experiences abroad, and final projects upon return.

Every spring, ODU faculty members have the opportunity to propose new courses for the next academic year, so the line-up of programs is different from year to year. The types of experiences you may have on these programs vary greatly depending on the location and course content.

Spring Break & Summer Programs

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These programs are a great way to earn ODU credit during a short-term experience abroad. Courses are offered in all academic colleges and many offer undergraduate and graduate level credit. Courses offered change each year, but recent spring break offerings include a history course on the French Holocaust in Paris and Krakow, an English course on Sherlock Holmes in London, and a health sciences practical course in the Dominican Republic.

Popular summer programs have included experimental marine biology in Belize, business in China and Korea, and Spanish language and culture in Granada, Spain. Check out the links below to see what courses are being offered in the upcoming year.

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First Year Experiences

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ODU has developed study abroad programs designed just for first year students. Students who have been admitted to ODU can participate in these experiences in the summer before their first year at the university. To allow the widest possible number of first-year ODU students to participate,

First Year Experience Abroad (FYE) study abroad programs satisfy general education requirements that all ODU students, regardless of major, need. FYE study abroad programs are led by ODU faculty members and are great way to develop friendships with other new students, all while traveling the world.

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