One of your major responsibilities before departing for study abroad or away is to find the courses you plan on taking, and receive approval from the relevant OU departments for how the credits you earn abroad will count toward your degree.
These two forms determine how your credits from study abroad will be allocated. It is essential to complete these forms to stay on track to graduate in four years.
Please do not hesitate to schedule an advising session with a study abroad adviser should you need additional assistance completing these forms.
Equivalency Worksheet (ICE)
Once you have filled out a draft course worksheet, it is your responsibility to speak with the appropriate faculty in the departments in which you wish to earn credit. You should bring them this worksheet as well as the course descriptions and syllabi, if available, of your selected courses. The faculty advisers will sign your sheet, indicating pre-approval of the courses you have chosen, and may make additional comments in the space provided. This sheet will be kept on file in the Office of International Education as part of your permanent academic record, and will guide how your course credits are entered on your OU transcript once you have successfully completed your study abroad.
You must receive departmental pre-approval for any courses you wish to count towards your major or minor requirements. For elective courses, departmental pre-approval is necessary for courses to count for upper-level credit. Any courses for which you do not obtain pre-approval will be counted as lower-level elective courses at OU.
To use study abroad courses to fulfill your general education requirements, complete the SAGE Worksheet.
Use the comment field to provide any additional information you feel is relevant, such as the concentration or track in which courses should be counted, or how to break down the credit hours for courses matched to multiple equivalencies.
Education Worksheet (SAGE)
Once you have filled out a draft of this worksheet, take it to the Office of International Education for review. A signature from the OIE will serve as an official recommendation to the General Education Committee that your courses be counted as indicated. Please save your syllabus and all coursework you complete while abroad, so that it may be submitted along with this recommendation to the committee upon your return.
For most knowledge areas you will only need to get a signature from the Office of International Education. If you wish to complete the capstone or writing intensive in major requirements while abroad, you will also need a signature from your department. To use study abroad courses to fulfill your major requirements, complete the ICE Worksheet.
It is imperative that you keep the Office of International Education updated regarding your enrollment and academic progress throughout your time abroad. If you enroll in classes other than those you originally planned on taking, drop or add a course or withdraw from your program, you must notify us immediately. If your classes change, you should complete updated ICE and SAGE worksheets.
Failure to do this may result in being unable to use certain credits towards your degree, or in some cases a potential reduction in your financial aid.
To find the academic and faculty adviser you need to speak with regarding courses you plan to take abroad, use the "Find My Academic Adviser" tool located on this website to determine which advising office you will be visiting. Faculty advisers within each academic department also are qualified to advise you and connect you with additional resources.
The First Year Advising Center is the first stop for all incoming first year students and undecided transfers. In addition to orientation, the First Year Advising Center provides academic advising for all first year, undecided and re-deciding students; programs and events for first year students; and major exploration and career counseling for all undergraduate students.
|International Education/Modern Languages|
Exchanges and Intensive Language Programs
|Point of Contact||Program||Phone||Location||Title|
|Dikka Bervenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Study Abroad - French - GEO Angers/CIEE/Sorbonne||(248) 370-2043||353 ODH||Spec. Instructor - French|
|Malik Ballaemail@example.com||Study Abroad - Arabic||(248) 370-4606||310 NFH||Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Arabic|
|Melanie Changfirstname.lastname@example.org||Study Abroad - China||(248) 370-4248||268 ODH||Asst. Prof. of Chinese|
|Stacey L. Hahnemail@example.com||Université d'Orléans Exchange||(248) 370-2062||350 ODH||Assoc. Prof. French|
|Seigo Nakaofirstname.lastname@example.org||JCMU/Nanzan University Exchange||(248) 370-2066||354 ODH||Asst. Prof. Japanese|
|Caterina Pieriemail@example.com||Study Abroad - Italian||(248) 370-2153||133 ODH||Special Lecturer|
|Jennifer Sullivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Study Abroad - Languages not taught at OU||(248) 370-2080||375 ODH||Dept. Chair & Assoc. Prof. of French|
|Julia Urlaemail@example.com||Study Abroad - Spanish Immersion Programs||(248) 370-2057||355 ODH||Spec. Instructor - Spanish|
|Anja Wiedenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Study Abroad - German/University of Oldenburg Exchange||(248) 370-2071||351 ODH||Asst. Prof. of German|
|College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)||Refer to this form|
|Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS)||Jennifer Root email@example.com|
|School of Business Administration (SBA)||Bani Bordoloi firstname.lastname@example.org (Business)|
|Debbie Lengyel email@example.com (Economics)|
|School of Education and Human Services (SEHS)||Roberta Rea firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS)||Carmen Etienne email@example.com|
|Eman Shammo firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Health Sciences (SHS)||Michelle Southward email@example.com|
|School of Nursing (SON)||Kristina Aaron firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Honors College||Preeti Gulati email@example.com Anne Holtvluwer firstname.lastname@example.org|