Summer 2015 is the perfect opportunity for you to experience hands-on learning in another country through an Ohio State-sponsored study abroad program. Whether students are looking to fulfill course requirements in their major or meet general education requirements, there is a study abroad program that will meet their specific needs.
You can study social work in India, art and culture in Jamaica or even explore the historical landscape of a Greek island. View a complete list of study abroad programs with February deadlines to ensure that your completed application is submitted on time.
Dissertation research for Benjamin Titus features shore diving off the coast of Cuba. A molecular marine ecologist and PhD student in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Titus is studying how biodiversity evolves by examining tropical sea anemone symbiosis found in Caribbean coral reefs. His field research during fall of 2014 was supported by the Tinker Foundation, Inc., which promotes collaboration within the community of those concerned with the affairs of Latin America.
Ohio State students are studying the perspectives of a contemporary Brazil to help them critically examine, reflect upon and directly link individual leadership to organizational and societal change in America. The six-week long spring term program is based in Piracicaba, an area of Brazil where agriculture focuses on sugarcane, coffee, orange, corn, beef cattle, milk and honey.
Barbara Piperata, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. Piperata will be affiliated with the University of São Paulo and the Federal University of Pará in Brazil, where she will teach and work on her research titled, “Tracking the Nutrition Transition in Rural Amazonia: a longitudinal and comparative approach” from September-December 2015.
The East Asian Studies Center announces the availability of applications for the 2015 Louise Zung-Nyi Loh Memorial Scholarship and the Intensive Chinese Language Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Louise Zung-Nyi Loh Memorial Scholarship is available to graduate and undergraduate students in any department who have an academic specialization in East Asian studies in their present or future programs. This scholarship ranges from $400-$1,600 and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.
The East Asian Studies Center Intensive Chinese Language Scholarship is designed to accelerate the acquisition of Chinese language skills for future careers related to China. This scholarship provides $1,500 in funding for undergraduate students pursuing dual degrees in Chinese language and related fields. Students must have completed first-year Chinese before the autumn 2015 semester to be eligible. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is also Friday, March 6.
International and domestic students can enter a lottery to join the Office of International Affairs on a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia from March 14-17.
The long weekend will include a visit to historic Colonial Williamsburg for a look back in time to the American Revolution. The group will also have the opportunity to tour Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States.
Interested students should visit 100 Oxley Hall, with a copy of their BuckID, from Monday, January 26 to Wednesday, February 4 to enter the lottery for a spot on the trip. There are 40 spots available, 20 for international students and 20 for domestic students. If you are chosen you will be notified on Friday, February 6. Transportation, lodging and one group meal will be provided. Contact Renée Bishai with questions.
The International Affairs Faculty Council will host the inaugural International Scholarship Symposium on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in 130 Page Hall at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
This symposium will bring together the Ohio State community and other key partners who engage, or share interest, in international research. The schedule will include four interactive panels on multi-disciplinary international themes, and feature a poster session during lunch.
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for study abroad scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in studying or conducting research abroad. The Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship and the Jutta and Peter Neckermann Study Abroad Scholarship are available for undergraduate students and both have application deadlines of March 1.
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies is accepting applications for their International Security Study Abroad Scholarship for undergraduate students whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security and would benefit by studying in a foreign country. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 13.
Visit oia.osu.edu for more information about grants and scholarships offered by the Office of International Affairs.
Ohio State has been selected to receive an Andrew Heiskell Honorable Mention Award for its Ethiopia One Health initiative in recognition of the growing success of its international partnership with Addis Ababa University, Gondar University and other research and regulatory institutes in Ethiopia. One Health Ethiopia connects Ohio State’s expertise in the seven health science areas and five other academic units with 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes to improve health and build capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, and provides mutually beneficial learning opportunities for Ethiopian and Ohio State students.
The Heiskell Awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among the 1,400 member campuses of the Institute of International Education (IIE). The winning campuses are notable for their geographic diversity, with campuses in nine U.S. states as well as universities in Ethiopia, South Korea and Russia.
Alan Michaels, dean of the Moritz College of Law, visited Asia for the first time in December to increase the college's recruitment effort. He also met with many Moritz alumni and strengthened relationships with different university partners in China, South Korea and Japan. The Moritz delegation also included Laura Fernandez, assistant dean of Moritz, William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs and Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway and graduate of Moritz.
"Dean Michael's Asia trip was significant - he gave talks to almost every university he visited and received full attendance," said You. "In 10 days, the Moritz delegation visited 15 different universities in five cities throughout Asia."