The School of Public Policy is proud to once again offer undergraduate and graduate students a unique affordable opportunity to internationalize their OSU experience.

Canada is a safe and affordable international destination that presents a distinctive globalized culture, economy, political system, health care model, educational system, and international relations, when compared to the United States. This short-term study abroad program is supplemented by a four credit spring term pre-departure course.  In the summer term June 13 – 24, 2016 , students will leave Oregon and drive north in order to participate in an eleven day faculty led excursion to Victoria and Vancouver, Canada.

While in Canada, students will experience an action learning model of pedagogy which will include mini-field trips throughout the city and surrounding areas, parliamentary tours, museum and art gallery visits, environmental excursions, conversations with local people and formal lectures from Canadian academic experts. Students will have time to explore various aspects of Canadian culture in Victoria and Vancouver on their own in the evenings.

Attached is a flyer and a brochure describing the experience, the application process and it also lists a web site interested individuals can visit for more information. I would really appreciate it if you can forward this information to the students you advise.

Both courses will be taught by Professors Dwaine Plaza and Lauren Plaza from the School of Public Policy. The cost for the summer class is approximately: $3,375 for undergraduate students. This price includes ALL of the following: 6 credits of tuition, transportation, food, accommodation and admissions to museums and other sites. Students from all academic disciplines are eligible to join this study abroad trip to Canada. Financial Aid can be used to pay for this class. In state tuition rates apply to everyone for the summer class.

Lisa, we would really like to include E-Campus students on this trip. We had one E-campus student participate in the class last year. The E-Campus students took the spring class via ADOBE connect and then joined us physically for the eleven days.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2016
Application Web site:
2015 Class Website:

For more information contact: | Dwaine Plaza 541 737-5369

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