Study Abroad News
Richard Lomax, professor and associate dean of research and administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Grant. Lomax will be affiliated with the University of Tartu in Estonia, where he will be assisting two research teams on two separate projects with his expertise on structural equation modeling this May.
The first project is a multinational study of the impact of motivation and attitudinal variables on educational attainment. The second project considers the relationship between children’s well-being and health behavior in a longitudinal design of eight European countries. While in Estonia, he will also help design an advanced graduate course in social sciences and psychology on structural equation modeling.
Blue skies, a warm breeze, a morning jog along the Brisbane River followed by a ferry ride to work is how Rachel Stewart begins her weekday mornings in Queensland, Australia. The Ohio State senior from Loveland, Ohio is majoring in exercise science in the College of Education and Human Ecology and has embarked on her first experience abroad to complete a 450 hour internship that she found with UQ Sports Academy located 9,100 miles away from the Buckeye state. UQ Sports Academy is a strength and conditioning company based at the University of Queensland that provides services to both the campus and local community.
Stewart is one of two students from Ohio State awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to participate in a study abroad or international internship program. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program or internship costs.