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Multicultural Histories and Legacies of London and Paris

Program Highlights


May Session 2015: May 10-28, 2015


OSU Sponsored




London, England
Paris, France

Academic Credit

Education Studies

Application Deadline

November 1, 2014
Term: 1154


Undergraduate students of all majors;
Good academic standing

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $4,629 (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Leslie Callihan (.23)

Resident Directors

Julius Mayo
University Housing


The Multicultural Histories and Legacies of London and Paris experience provides an in depth look at the evolving challenges and benefits of life in two major cosmopolitan societies. The program is designed to examine the local and global impact the social contributions of culturally diverse groups and individuals have had on these countries and beyond.

By participating in this experience students will be able to identify key factors that have shaped the everyday life of community members who represent a diversity of socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds within British and French society. While engaging in 30 hours of service learning experiences during spring semester, and at least three hours of service abroad, students will be challenged to also take a critical look at just how to provide outreach that is purposeful, relevant, and directly linked to community-identified needs.


The program will be housed in London, England and Paris, France with day trips to sites within each country. As two thriving European governmental and commercial centers, as well as being cultural crossroads for many nationalities from all around the world, London and Paris are ideal settings for an unforgettable out-of-classroom international learning experience.

Courses and Credits

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 credits of ES HESA 2571 for Spring term 2015. The course will be held on Tuesdays from 3:55 - 6:50 p.m. Admitted participants are also required to register in 3 credit hours of ES HESA 3573 for May session 2015 for the travel portion of the program.


Participants will stay in a modern, centrally located hotels throughout the study program. Breakfasts and some group meals will be provided as part of the program fee.

Program Costs

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,629 program fee. The program fee has been generously subsidized by the College of Education and Human Ecology. The program fee includes international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, all breakfasts, some group lunches and dinners, and entrance to all program sites and museums. It does not cover most meals and personal expenses.

Students enrolled full time in spring semester may take up to three credits during the May session with no tuition costs. Fees, however, will continue to be charged. Tuition for enrollment beyond three credits will also be charged.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

MUNDO and The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Office of University Housing and Study Life will be offering at least eight scholarships of between $100 to $750 for students who are successfully selected for the Multicultural Histories and Legacies of London and Paris. Application information for the scholarship will be available at involvedliving.osu.edu/mundo/register beginning September 1, 2014.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must (insert program-specific eligibility) and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
Center for Student Leadership: ohiounion.osu.edu/csls/Default.aspx
Service Learning Initiative: service-learning.osu.edu
British Council: britishcouncil.org
Multicultural Histories & Legacies of London: go.osu.edu/MUNDO

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.