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The Ohio State University International Exchange Program (IEP)

The J-1 exchange visitor program was developed in 1961 by an act of Congress and is administered by the U.S. Department of State, with its main goal to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges."

Exchange students are admitted in a non-degree status at the undergraduate or graduate level to attend Ohio State for autumn semester, spring semester, or both autumn and spring semesters. Students are expected to return to their home university after the completion of their exchange study.

Applications for exchange study will be reviewed only if a valid student exchange agreement exists between the Ohio State University and the applicant's home university. If you are unsure about whether or not a valid student exchange agreement exists between Ohio State and your home university, please consult with the international office at your home institution or email iss@osu.edu.

Important note: The Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, through its International Business Office, has exchange programs established with over 20 partner business schools. Students interested in applying to one of the business exchange programs affiliated with Fisher are encouraged to visit the Fisher webpage for inbound exchange students.