Oregon State University

Study Abroad with English

Study English and take classes at an American university

The Study Abroad with English program allows you to earn college credits in your field of interest and experience university life in the United States.

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Is the Study Abroad with English program right for me?

Study Abroad with English is a long-term program that combines Academic English language study with the chance to experience undergraduate courses at OSU. This unique program allows students to earn college credits in their field of interest without having to enroll in a long-term degree program. The length of the Study Abroad program will vary depending on a student's needs. The program can be customized for different levels of English and for specific academic interests.

With prior approval from your home university, the academic courses that you will study at OSU can be used to gain credits towards your undergraduate degree in your home country. Your credits may apply to an OSU degree if you seek admission. This program consists of two main parts:

What will I study?

Part 1

Part 1 includes full-time intensive study in the Academic English program to the level required for taking credit courses at OSU. This intensive program starts at four different entry points during the year, in spring, summer, fall or winter.

Part 2

Students are able to select from OSU undergraduate courses and study alongside domestic and international students while continuing to take Academic English classes as well.

Course detail during Part 2 based on TOEFL level

TOEFL Academic English Undergraduate Courses
500-524     12 hours per week     2 courses (3 or 4 credits each)
525+ 6 hours per week 3 courses (3 or 4 credits each)


Sample Course Offerings

The following list of Study Abroad with English courses is only a representative sample. Some courses may have limited availability and many other courses are available.

Number Course Title CREDIT HOURS
ANTH 210     Comparative Cultures   3
BA 101 Business Now 6
GEO 105 Geography of the Non-Western World 3
HST 201 History of the United States 4
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology 3
NR 201 Managing Natural Resources for the Future  3


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