Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad
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!

Follow the steps and Study Abroad!

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Study Abroad with IE3 Global


Study Abroad    Intern Abroad    International Exchange

Our partner program has fully developed and supported study abroad programs, exchange partnerships, and international internships that are available to students throughout the Northwest. The advantage of participating in an IE3 Global study abroad or international internship is that they help you plan your courses, plan your travel, make housing arrangements, and help you with your transfer credits upon your return to Oregon Tech. You will continue to be enrolled at Oregon Tech while you are abroad (at no additional cost) and any Financial Aid awards you have can be applied to courses required for your degree program! 


Find your own experience!

Oregon Tech students are encouraged to explore the world and find a program abroad that is right for you. If you find a study abroad program or would like to take classes at an international institution, contact us and we can talk through what you will need to do in order to transfer your coursework into Oregon Tech upon your return. 

Study Abroad Application Process

Study Abroad Step 1_Explore Programs

Explore our global programs

Check out the available programs! 

  • Select a destination

  • Select a program

  • Select a term/ 2 terms/ year

Study Abroad Step 2_Academic Advising

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Ask your Advisor about your plan

  • What affect does this have on your curriculum map?

  • Do you need to take classes during summer term?

  • How important is your graduation date?

*Idea: Save some Humanities credits for your study abroad terms!

Study Abroad Step 3_Apply to program

Apply to your global program

Apply your program through Oregon Tech or IE3 Global.

  • Oregon Tech: Contact the leading Faculty member

  • IE3: Start your application 

    • This is phase 1 of 3

    • $50 application fee

Study Abroad Step 4_Readiness Interview

Complete an Interview with the Global Engagement Team

Meet with the Global Engagement team for a conversation about being prepared to go abroad. 

  • IE3: We’ll complete the Advisor Recommendation for your application.

How to prepare for the interview?

  • 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

  • Confirm your choices with your Academic Advisor 

    • Confirm your course choices 

    • Ask about any changes to the curriculum schedule that might impact your plans

  • Consider what life might be like in the country you are traveling to. If you are new to international travel, read some through some of the stories about students who have done this! 

Study Abroad Step 5_Study Abroad Form

Submit Study Abroad Form Online

Submit the Study Abroad Course Approval Form. 

You’ll be able to check on the status as each department reviews it.

Study Abroad Form is due Week 5 of term prior to departure!

Niko Pearson
Global Engagement Coordinator

Serving all students
Office 136- Portland-Metro Campus