Study Abroad Program

The Study Abroad Program champions the OBU Mission Statement which says "As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ." There is no better way to accomplish each element of the OBU Mission Statement at the undergraduate level than to study abroad.

The importance of travel and study abroad is widely recognized, and recent studies indicate employers look for graduates who have international study experience. Statistically, graduates who have traveled internationally and studied abroad possess a broader perspective, a sense of direction and greater flexibility than those who have not.

In addition to enhancing career opportunities, studying abroad contributes to personal growth enabling students to develop intellectually, absorb varying cultures and adapt to international differences.

Please use the links below as resources when beginning your study abroad process.

Scholarship Opportunities

Study Opportunities

There are a variety of options available to study off-campus for OBU students. Many professors take students on various study tours throughout the United States and around the world. Following is a list of tours and classes offered in the near future.

Additional options for study abroad are available by contacting the following organizations:

  • Veritas Abroad
  • CIS Abroad
  • CCCU Best Semester - is the portal for the off-campus study programs offered by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. To learn more about the programs and fees, please click on the programs listed below for the most current information.
American Studies Middle East
China Oxford
India Uganda
Latin America Washington
Los Angeles Oxford - Summer Program

Consortium for Global Education (CGE) -- CGE offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities. Click here for more information.

Learn more about mission opportunities abroad.

If requesting more detailed information or to set up a meeting with a study abroad advisor, please email,

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