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ODU Students ride camels through the desert during a study abroad program in Morocco.

Study Abroad

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Consider studying abroad for a semester, academic year, summer, or spring break as part of your academic experience. Studying abroad can enhance any major by building global awareness and citizenship. In addition, the culture and language learning opportunities are unparalleled.

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of study abroad students represent diverse backgrounds


Students with any major & from any academic college can participate

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Program lengths range from 10 days to an academic year

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I got to experience a new culture, meet many new friends, see new places. No books could replace the education I got going abroad.

Students should be aware that study abroad is possible and realistic, not some distant thing you always hear about.

- Brad F., Marketing major, studied abroad in Australia
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Resources for New & Returning International Students

Find a complete list of resources to help prepare for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Study Abroad - History Department - Senegal

Students Share Their Experiences on Study Abroad

Students shared their study abroad experiences with the ODU community. Students Karis Adam, Erin Arsenault, Ben Baumann, Rane Fox, Robert Suchyta, Jen Suarez, Matthew Ward and Ethan Weber discussed their time in France and Poland. (More)

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