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Life Abroad: Student Stories

New Global Scholars Selected

Global Scholars is an interdisciplinary academic program that engages students in global issues. Students are selected through a competitive application process, and admitted students range from accounting to biochemistry. Students begin with two courses, the first covering seven global challenges... MORE

I Hate to Travel, But…

At the Center for Global Education we hear students express a love of travel, a wanderlust, and a passion for new places. I would never admit it to students, but I hate traveling. It’s very expensive, exhausting, unpredictable and fraught... MORE

The Pursuit of “Hygge”

The sound of rain hitting the windows and running in the gutters woke me, and the warmth of my duvet was just right in comparison to the chill of our room. I wake up every morning in Kobenhavn K, which... MORE

Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winners of the 2017 Center for Global Education Photo Contest. First Place Winners Second Place Winners Third Place Winners <!– Embera JumpstartTU students canoe down the Chagres River to visit Embera Village, home to one of five... MORE

Global Graduates 2017

The Center for Global Education is proud to recognize our inaugural class of Global Graduates. This select group of graduating students are distinguished for excelling academically, contributing to the TU campus community, and partaking in unique experiences abroad. Our 2017... MORE

Environmental Studies in Ecuador

Wow. So here I am in Ecuador, finally studying abroad for the summer! After all the forms, meetings, calls, emails, and general stress (and excitement) my courses have started! Travelling in a country where you don’t speak the language at... MORE

Service Learning in Ireland

Taking a service-learning course abroad was not what I expected. I volunteered at elementary schools often when I was at TU, but my experiences in Tulsa weren’t as similar as I thought they’d be to my experiences in Galway. At... MORE

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Before I left for study abroad, I was told by mentors and friends alike how this experience would be utterly life-changing. I have to admit, I was a little bit skeptical. I have been fortunate enough to travel before, and... MORE

TU’s First Freshman Abroad

Tulsa is the only home I have ever known, and I am never away from my family for long; even at college, I only live twenty minutes from home.  However, all this changed when I was given the opportunity to... MORE

IES Abroad Ambassador of the Year

Congratulations to Cheyenne Freelove on being selected as an IES Abroad Ambassador of the Year, an honor given to only two returnee students every year. Cheyenne is a senior finance major at TU and a Peer Advisor for the Center for... MORE