LEAD and GO programs welcome students from universities around the world for a summer study-abroad program lasting four to five weeks. Students live abroad, take classes from Oglethorpe University faculty and explore a host city from different perspectives, like history, art, culture, communications, and business. In all LEAD locations, students will learn about leadership and service firsthand through the innovative curriculum. Oglethorpe University approves all academic faculty, syllabi, course pedagogy, and materials for the two courses:
- Leadership: Global Theory and Practice
- Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
All LeadAbroad students must take two Oglethorpe University courses for a total of six semester hours within the context of the program abroad. In addition to LeadAbroad applications, Oglethorpe University students who elect to study on LeadAbroad programs for credit must also submit both a study abroad application and a study abroad authorization form to the Global Education Office. More information is available at http://alab.oglethorpe.edu/global-education/study-abroad/oglethorpe-programs/.
GO and GO programs include independent travel, cultural excursions and a unique personal development focus. Students will take two courses per five-week session to earn six semester hours of Oglethorpe University credit or one course per four-week session to earn three semester hours of Oglethorpe University credit during their time abroad. Oglethorpe University students who elect to study on GO or LEAD programs for credit must also submit both a study abroad application and a study abroad authorization form to the Global Education Office. For more information, see http://alab.oglethorpe.edu/global-education/study-abroad/oglethorpe-programs/.