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Conditions for Participation

Your acceptance to an Ohio State education abroad program and your participation in the in-country portion of the program is contingent upon the following conditions:

  • You must complete the Acknowledgement of Understanding by the date indicated in your acceptance letter.
  • You must submit the OIA Health Information form, along with other required program-specific documents by the date indicated by your education abroad specialist.
  • You must have a 2.0 GPA or higher; you must not have a current record action of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action."
  • You must observe the Student Agreement, informing you that the Ohio State Code of Student Conduct extends to education abroad and you are obliged to participate in the program as designed, and Release of All Claims that you signed as part of your education abroad application.
  • You must pass all required pre-departure and/or prerequisite courses with the grade stated in your acceptance letter.
  • You must make full payment of all tuition and fees by the due date on your University Statement of Account.
  • You must possess a valid passport by the designated deadline required for your education abroad program. You must not have a prior criminal record that will affect your ability to enter your host country. In addition, you must have obtained an entry visa* for all applicable education abroad destinations, if required, by the deadline established for your program. International students should refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section to find out more about the requirements necessary to participate in a education abroad program.
  • Any student who is a registered sexual offender, has a felony charge pending against him or her, or is on university disciplinary probation is excluded from participating in education abroad programs managed by Ohio State. Please be advised that the Office of International Affairs confirms student eligibility for education abroad through the Office of Student Conduct upon application to the education abroad program and at the end of the term immediately preceding the education abroad program.
  • You must enroll and maintain enrollment in the education abroad course(s) required for your program of admittance.

If you do not meet all of these requirements, even after you have been accepted, you will not be permitted to participate in your education abroad program, and will be subject to the OIA Cancellation Policy. Please contact your education abroad specialist with any questions.

* Visas are granted solely at the discretion of the issuing Embassy or Consulate of the host country. The Office of International Affairs, The Ohio State University and its visa provider, Travisa, have no control over visa denials, immigration and visa regulations and/or any changes in the Embassies/Consulates' policies.