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18298467 306247463137694 60852251995930624 nEducation abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. The Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of study abroad programs for students to choose from, so you can find the one that's the right fit for you. There are several education abroad programs with deadlines occurring in January. Read more to explore these faculty-led programs and be sure to submit your application on time. To learn more about semester-length semester programs, use the education abroad search tool.

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Last year, the Office of International Affairs started the Exchange Partner Program, which pairs undergraduate degree-seeking students with incoming exchange students to help them feel at home on our campus and promote cross-cultural understanding at Ohio State.

Exchange students differ from the majority of our international students because they study at Ohio State for only a semester or one academic year and are not seeking a degree. The students enroll primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences but are majoring in a variety of disciplines. They come from many different countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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EcuadorStudy abroad through the Sustainability and Social Justice in Ecuador program in May 2018. This hands-on, experiential learning program with a service component takes place in Cuenca and Quito, Ecuador. Students will learn in an experiential and hands-on way and strengthen their knowledge of cultural humility, immigration, transnational identities and problems with the current understanding of leadership. Students will explore themes based on sustainability, food security, indigenous rights, local crafts and women’s rights as they relate to social justice.. This education abroad program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is taught in English. The deadline to apply is November 19. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/EcuadorService.

Best in Show - "Beneath The Glacier" by Steven HirschThe 2017 International Photography Exhibition on display in the Great Hall of the Ohio Union features 40 original photographs taken overseas in 26 different countries by 35 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and alumni. The exhibition features a wonderful selection of photographs taken in Austria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 5 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report Monday, November 13.

Ohio State ranks 5th among the nation’s colleges and universities and 1st in the Big Ten with 2,886 students studying abroad in 2015-16, a 6.5 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,774 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Ohio State ranks 17th in the nation with 7,684* international students enrolled in 2016, an 8 percent increase in enrollment from the previous year.

These findings were issued as part of the 2017 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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