Education is not really about where you
go. It is about what you do when you get there.
You can choose to attend a large
institution where you are one of the hundreds or thousands of international
students. You can choose an institution where you can have the security of
being with a large number of students from your own country; almost like you
never left home.…
At Otterbein, we know your name. We
smile, nod our head in greeting, and say hello when you pass us on campus. We
are a safe, close-knit community that cares about your academic success and
integration. We expect you to share your culture and ideas with us so
we can learn about you while you are learning about us.
You can choose other small colleges or
universities with friendly environments. Where are these schools
located? Does the location offer educational activities that can be easily
integrated into your academic coursework? What will entertain and educate you
Otterbein is located minutes from the
city of Columbus, the capital of Ohio, and the shopping, arts, restaurants,
sport events and other activities you can find in a big city. You will be
living in a small, safe town with convenient access to a vibrant city.
Education is about the experiences you
will have. You will be expected to participate in the Otterbein community. We
want you to engage in service, research, and volunteerism. We encourage you
to lead and share cross-cultural differences in leadership style. We will
assist you in arranging internship and work opportunities so you can apply
the theoretical principles you learn in class to real world settings.
At Otterbein, you will be a participant
in your education and learning. You will be expected to make connections and
to interact in the larger communities.
This is the Otterbein Way.