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  • Global Engagement Nights

    Join the conversation and cultural exchange every Tuesday from 6 - 7 p.m. in 122 Oxley Hall.

  • Global Perspectives

    Catch up on latest news from the Office of International Affairs in the Spring 2014 issue of Global Perspectives.

  • Paul Simon Award

    Ohio State wins Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

  • BRAZIL GATEWAY

    The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a plan to move forward with the opening of a Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil.

Study Abroad News

tuition waiver would assist students studying abroad with outside providers

Ohio State students participating in university-approved third party provider and direct enroll study abroad programs could soon see a decrease in costs to participate in these types of programs if a resolution passed by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Currently, students who enroll in these types of study abroad programs pay tuition to both Ohio State and the host institution, which substantially increases the cost of studying abroad. To alleviate costs, some students have taken a leave of absence from Ohio State in order to directly enroll in the provider program. After the program is completed, these students return to Ohio State and follow appropriate procedures to apply for transfer credit approval for the academic work completed while abroad. Other students may not have pursued this opportunity at all due to the high cost. Additionally, since these students studying abroad are not enrolled at Ohio State, the university is not as well positioned to assist them during a medical emergency, political unrest or a natural disaster.

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Ohio State joins initiative to double number of students studying abroad

The Ohio State University has joined Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative launched by the Institute of International Education to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Joining Generation Study Abroad will help Ohio State engage educators, governments, associations and others to drive meaningful action to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to gain international experience through academic study abroad programs.

Ohio State is currently ranked 14th in the nation in the number of students studying abroad. Study abroad enrollment figures significantly increased from 1,716 in 2011-12 to 2,426 in 2012-13.


“Ohio State is committed to lifting study abroad to new heights by engaging our faculty university-wide and offering new and innovative programs that will exponentially benefit our students no matter their discipline.” said William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs.

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    Ohio State Wins Senator Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

    The Ohio State University has been selected to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization which recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationaliz ...

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Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

Sophomore, public affairs major, Sarah Perry traveled to Guatemala during the 2013 summer. "My experience in Guatemala changed the way that I perceive the world. I fell in love with the people and ...

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