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Language Excellence and Academic Preparedness Program

LEAP Students with Program Coordinator Dan Montour

The Office of International Affairs is proud to announce the second year of the Language Excellence and Academic Preparedness (LEAP) program. LEAP is a pre-first semester non-credit program that will prepare first-year international students for The Ohio State University experience. 

Why international students should apply to LEAP:

  • The program is basically FREE! Students have to pay the $950 fee upfront but will be reimbursed with a $950 scholarship if they successfully complete the program 
  • Students will arrive early to Ohio State and have the opportunity to improve their spoken English skills and their academic preparedness
  • Students will explore campus resources, go on trips and get acclimated to life in Columbus
  • Students will be living on campus, will receive a city bus pass for transportation and will be given a generous living stipend to purchase meals, goods and services 
  • Upon completion of LEAP, students will be more prepared to start their college journey at Ohio State

To learn more and apply, visit u.osu.edu/leap. The priority deadline is June 1 – admission will occur on a rolling admission prior to June 1. The final deadline to apply is July 1 at 11:59 p.m. Only 30 students will be selected.

LEAP is a co-supported program by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the English as a Second Language Programs (ESL Programs) at The Ohio State University.

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