Students will expand their understanding of the horse industry and how it is shaped by society, culture and economics within Europe. The group will visit veterinary hospitals, museums and equine facilities in the locations visited during the tour.
Multiple cultural and historical stops have also been incorporated into the itinerary. Therefore, in addition to experiencing the horse industry in Europe, students will have the opportunity to appreciate Europe's historical, political, economic and cultural influences.
Courses and Credits
Accepted students will be required to enroll in Animal Science 3797.01. There is a pre/post-departure course for 1 credit hour (Animal Science 2400.01 Equine Studies in Europe).
Students will be split into small groups in order to prepare a short 5-minute presentation with a handout that will be given while abroad. Each group will be assigned a specific cultural stop scheduled on our tour. Students will act as a "tour guide" presenting the location prior to arrival. Students will also be required to maintain a personal log describing the stops made on the tour. Logs will be collected, reviewed, graded and returned 3 separate times during the tour. At the conclusion of the tour, students will be required to write a two to three page reflection paper, due within one week after return.
Students will stay in modest, shared hotel accommodations throughout the program. Breakfasts will be provided at the hotels.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $TBD program fee. The program fee includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and entrance to all stops on the official itinerary. It does not cover most meals, passport costs and personal expenses.
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
Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeye Link
. 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.
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 be enrolled in the pre-departure class Animal Science 2400.01, participate in a group interview, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA 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)
European Equestrian Studies - Ireland: go.osu.edu/equestrianstudies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.