Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

There are many opportunities for current students to gain international experience while attending Oregon Tech. Students who study abroad develop international skills and global understanding, and see the world in a whole new perspective. It is never too late to spread your wings and fly! Studying abroad is easier than you may think. Look into it now! 


IE3 Global

This third-party organization has fully developed and supported study abroad programs, exchange partnerships, and international internships that are available to students throughout the Northwest. 

Study Abroad Application Process:

STEP 1: Contact the Study Abroad Office


✔ Contact international@oit.edu or 541.885.1829 to consider programs available and discuss options and processes

STEP 2: Choose a program


✔ Visit the IE3 Global website:
✔ Contact IE3 staff specific to program for deadlines and other information
✔ Complete IE3 application

STEP 3: Submit an IE3 Global Application


✔ This is a 3-phase process
✔ Attendance at study abroad orientation required
✔ Oregon Tech interview with Josie Hudspeth

STEP 6: Meet with the Registrar's Office


✔ To register for courses (placeholder set up)
✔ You must be registered with Oregon Tech for the term(s) you are abroad (upon return, course/grade are finalized)

STEP 5: Meet with your Academic Advisor


✔ To determine what courses to take
✔ Complete page 1 of the Course Approval Form to receive Oregon Tech credit
✔ Obtain all necessary signatures

STEP 4: Meet with your Financial Aid Counselor


✔ Oregon Tech Financial Aid Office, as deemed your home school, needs to approve your study abroad program before any Title IV aid can be applied to the costs associated with that program
✔ Notify counselor of your participation in program
✔ Discuss options for financing

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Individual Countries

Some countries provide study abroad and exchange opportunities through their own governments, or some other organization besides IE3 Global. The countries that are currently available to Oregon Tech students are listed below, with details pertaining to each. 

Turkey

Turkey provides multiple scholarships, internships, and grants to American Students, focusing primarily on American minorities. Details for the various programs are listed below. 

Finland

Oregon Tech has an Exchange agreement with Metropolia University in Helsinki for various Technology degrees. 

  • The application opens on September 15th and closes November 1st, 2017.
  • You must be nominated by OIT before filling out the application, so if you are interested, please email international@oit.edu and let us know.
  • Metropolia University offers these programs for Exchange Students: Electronics, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Media Engineering, Civil Engineering: Sustainable Building Engineering

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