Medicine and public health come together in Ecuador internship

Originally published on Synergies. An internship could be located just 10 minutes from campus, but Emily Burney would rather travel to the equator, some 4,000 miles away. As a wide-eyed high school senior, Emily learned about international internships while on a tour of Oregon State’s campus. She was intrigued, and four years later she made her international dream a reality with an internship […]

Honors Students Take the Classroom Abroad in HC Summer Programs

Imagine studying Geoffrey Chaucer, widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and often called the “Father of English Literature.” Now imagine inhabiting one of his stories, walking the same footsteps that his characters did centuries ago. Honors College students can do just that—and much more—during a faculty-led study abroad trip to England first offered […]

Alden Moss – HC Student Spotlight

HC bioengineering student Alden Moss enriches his class schedule with clubs and research projects that give him a well-rounded experience and keep his schedule busy. In addition to being an officer of the CBEE student club as well as the president of OSU’s Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student chapter, he has worked with Dr. Adam […]

Finding Inspiration in South America – Erika Sawka

The Honors College gave me the opportunity to travel to South America, a part of the world I’ve never been, and engage in a wonderful community service project. I was inspired to visit Argentina not only to see their vibrant culture and practice my Spanish, but also to make an impact on an issue I […]

Tangible and Real – Sarah Kerrigan

During Winter and Spring term of my junior year, I studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The University of St Andrews has a vast history and is rich with traditions that provided me with a unique experience. The university celebrated its 600th year anniversary over the 2013-2014 academic year, with events to […]

The perfect blend of medicine, engineering, psychology, and art – Sarah Jacobi

In Fall 2013, I participated in the SIT study abroad program in Dakar, Senegal, which allowed me to conduct my thesis research at a prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation center. I have always been interested in medicine, but my passion really started to grow when I found prosthetics and orthotics: the perfect blend of medicine, engineering, […]

Tales of King Arthur –Ann Helms

My experience was studying abroad at the University of Sussex, in Brighton, in southern England. I studied twentieth century British history, focusing on politics, war, and welfare, as well as consumerism and history. I got the chance to travel both during and after my study abroad; in the U.K., I traveled to Cornwall, Hampshire, the […]

Language, Culture, Art, and Management – Casey Anderson

I spent four amazing months in the fall of 2013 living with a family and going to a university in Madrid, Spain. The Honors Experience Scholarship helped make this possible. It was an amazing learning experience in that I gained knowledge about the Spanish language and culture, Spanish art, and International Management from a new […]

To the U.K. and Back – Jessica Kibler

In early fall, 2013, while trees were still green in Oregon, my aunt and I boarded a plane headed way east, further east than I’d ever been before. We initially landed in Amsterdam, but after a few days of pancake-eating and espresso-sipping, we took a train through the Chunnel to London. We stayed for much […]