Otterbein participates in four outstanding domestic off-campus programs involving academic courses and internships:
The Philadelphia Center
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any major are eligible to apply to
the Philadelphia Center, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges
Association. The program provides opportunities for professional and
intellectual development for students in a culturally diverse
environment. Otterbein art majors who have participated in this program
have benefited from trips to New York museums and visits to New York
artists' studios. More information is available on their site here.
The McCurdy Internship provides an opportunity for teacher education
candidates in all licensure areas to student teach in the Southwest.
Northern New Mexico is rich in history, culture, and art, with the
majority of local Hispanics tracing their ancestors back to Spanish
settlers. With art, pottery, and weaving studios, several Indian
pueblos, and ski resorts nearby, this experience for interns is a
once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The McCurdy School
of Northern New Mexico is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Founded in 1912, McCurdy School serves approximately 350 students in
K-12 from three local cultures: Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American.
Approximately 85% of the student population is Hispanic. All students
speak English, though many families speak Spanish. Students represent
the full range of socio-economic levels, religious orientations, and
ability levels. McCurdy offers a complete program of academic and
athletic opportunities for its students. AP classes in English and math
are offered; Spanish is offered at all grade levels. About 80% of the
graduates continue on in some form of higher education. For further
information, contact Kristin Reninger, 614-823-1114.
The Washington Semester Plan
Otterbein University is a member of the Washington Semester Plan, an
exciting opportunity in at American University in Washington, D.C. that
offers 13 different programs for full credit.
Students in this program live in our capital for a semester while
taking part in this once in a life time opportunity. Three days per week
are spent on "seminar activities", which include field trips, reading
assignments, discussions, debates, class presentations, and over 50
lectures by guest speakers. The other two days are spent performing an
internship in an area of your choosing. You might find yourself
interning for a senator, the Department of Justice, or CNN. For further information, contact the Center for International Education and Global Engagement (CIEGE): Jenny Seymour (614.823.3262) or Jerrin Hill (614.823.1482) or visit their web site.
The Higher Education Council of Columbus (HECC) was established to
develop programs that benefit its member institutions and the
community-at-large. It is an association of the following ten Franklin
County colleges and universities:
- Capital University
- Columbus State Community College
- Franklin University
- Ohio Dominican University
- Otterbein University
- The Columbus College of Art and Design
- DeVry Institute of Technology
- Mt. Carmel College of Nursing
- The Ohio State University
- Pontifical College Josephinum
The primary objective of cross-registration is curriculum enrichment:
a student is exposed to a new area of study without having to go
through the more involved steps of admission to another institution as a
transient student. There is no tuition charge, but the host institution
may charge other enrollment-related fees such as laboratory or parking
fees. The grade and hours will be treated in the same way as if the
course had been taken at Otterbein.