GEO Study Abroad
95% Rating
(35 Reviews)

GEO Study Abroad

At Global Education Oregon, we create pathways to international, experiential learning for students, faculty, and university partners. Founded on the belief that international engagement is integral to developing global citizens, we prepare students for a 21st century workforce, creating exceptional academic and professional development opportunities abroad.

Global Education Oregon (GEO) is a proud partner of Generation Study Abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Tianni
Female
22 years old
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon

BEST SUMMER EVER

10/10

The Republic of Ireland is rich in history and culture. The city of Dun Laoghaire is coastal and lively. The Saturday market is a great place to get a feel for Dun Laoghaire and experience the food culture and art of Ireland. The scenic views throughout Ireland are unforgettable.

The trip advisors and professors were welcoming, helpful and supportive in every way possible. The assigned homestay ensured the students time in Ireland was authentic and homey. I loved staying with my family. Family dinners made my stay across seas a little less daunting.

I Couldn't have asked for a better summer.

How can this program be improved?

N/A

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Jade
Female
20 years old
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon

My Time in Ecuador

10/10

My time in Ecuador was life changing and amazing in every way. Not only did I learn so much about my field of studies, environmental studies, but I also learned so much about myself. This opportunity was once in a lifetime. I don't think there is any other way to get such an integrated experience while still participating in classes. I feel like I was able to have such a genuine experience and learn about the people and culture in Ecuador in an organic way. I invite everyone who is thinking about this program to do it. I don't foresee anyone regretting that decision or having anything less than an amazing time. I have gained a more appreciative outlook on life and a greater respect for nature. I cannot say enough good things about this program!

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Brelyn
Female
20 years old
United States
University of Oregon

Six months in beautiful Oviedo

9/10

Oviedo is a charming little city nestled in the green mountains of Northern Spain. About 4 hours from Madrid, and very close to the Cantabric sea (and beautiful beaches!) it is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Being in a less-traveled area, most people only speak Spanish, which I found very helpful when trying to learn the language. The city is big enough that you will never be bored, but small enough to feel right at home. The GEO site staff, Carmen and Silvia, were both wonderful as were most of the professors at the Universidad de Oviedo in the Casa de las Lenguas. I was able to travel all over, meet and study with people from all over the world, and live like a local with my wonderful host family! I wish I could go back and enjoy Oviedo all over again.

How can this program be improved?

While the GEO staff on site were awesome, the staff in the home office were less so. It was difficult to communicate with them when you needed something, and from the get-go of the application profess they gave misinformation. Don't let this stop you from applying, but reach out to Carmen and Silvia if possible for the best information.

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Sara
Female
21 years old
Mill Creek
University of Oregon

Study in Rosario

10/10

I went to Rosario not really knowing what to expect from the city, program, or people. Everything was amazing. The city is not very touristy so it is a great environment to learn Spanish even outside of the classroom. It is a city very similar to Portland. The climate is relatively similar and it is located right on the river. There were a lot of good restaurants to eat at, especially the ones included in the program for lunch. We became close with the managers from our favorite restaurant, and were sad to leave them. There were a lot of places to shop at, touristy and not so touristy, and everything was decently close. If you did not want to walk somewhere taxis are very safe and very cheap.
The home stay was great. I stayed with a mom and her daughter (who was about 45 years old) and they were both very welcoming. They always had advice about what to do on the weekends and made the best food. This also helped improve my Spanish because they did not really speak English. They knew a few words but not enough to be able to converse.
My Spanish improved a lot during such a short period of time (I only did the 5 week program although I wish I would have done the 10). All of the professors are very willing to help you with whatever question you had, and I felt that it was a lot more beneficial learning from someone who spoke Spanish as their first language. I also got to learn a lot about the history of Argentina which is very interesting. Overall, the experience was amazing. I met a lot of great people and I learned a lot, even about myself.

Lacey
Female
21 years old
Lake Oswego, Oregon

Of Misunderstandings and Pants

9/10

When I first arrived at the homestay in London, my host-father offered to carry one of my bags up the stairs. He lifted it up and exclaimed that it was heavy. I replied, "Oh, well, it's all my pants." He hesitated for a moment looking confused and a little concerned, and then suddenly it dawned on me. In the UK, "pants" means "underwear." For a moment there, he had thought I had brought an entire bag full of pounds of underwear! I was so embarrassed, but we had a good laugh afterwards.

How can this program be improved?

It should be easier to apply. There needs to be a place on the OSU campus that can be accessed when we need help, and clearer guidelines for what needs to be done in order to apply. There also needs to be more confirmation on whether or not we are doing things correctly. We should receive a list of the all of the people who are relevant for us to know in order to have a smooth application experience. (Different kinds of advisors, consultants, program coordinators, directors, etc. I lost track of how many different people I had to contact and what I had said to each of them).

Program Listings

Ireland

GEO Study Abroad
In this summer program, you will be immersed in cinema studies in Ireland. You will get to work both critically and creativel...

Spain

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Spanish immersion programs are designed for intermediate and advanced level Spanish language students. All courses are taught...

Italy

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This program will explore the topics of marketing and social media marketing in Siena, Italy, using the wine and tourism indu...

Thailand

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The guiding questions of this class are: What is the role of nongovernment organizations in providing services and shaping po...

Greece

GEO Study Abroad
The unique landscape of the Greek islands and the multilayered city of Athens provide the setting for this intensive three-we...

Ecuador

GEO Study Abroad
Ecuador provides an ideal setting for exploring issues related to sustainable development. The course will examine the tensio...

United Kingdom

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The London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities. Each course places an important empha...

Spain

GEO Study Abroad
Four-week intensive Spanish language programs are offered in July and August. You may earn up to one year of Spanish language...

United Kingdom

GEO Study Abroad
Most of the program will take place in London. For each class, we will meet one day per week for two hours on site at the GEO...

Italy

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GEO Study Abroad
Learn Jacquard silk weaving and design at the Foundation Lisio in Florence, Italy. Explore fabric analysis and learn how to i...

United Kingdom

GEO Study Abroad
Immerse yourself in the communications and media scene in London during this five-week summer program. Designed to take advan...

Germany

GEO Study Abroad
In this program, you will be immersed in German language and culture. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program o...

Italy

GEO Study Abroad
The Siena Food and Culture program allows you to develop fuller understandings of complex food-related issues and gain new in...

France

GEO Study Abroad
This program is designed for you to immerse yourself in French language (regardless of French language ability) while also le...

Spain

GEO Study Abroad
You will immerse yourself in courses focused on Spain—intensive Spanish language, humanities, and social sciences—at the Curs...