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Exchange Partner Program

The Exchange Partner Program matches current Ohio State undergraduate students with incoming international exchange students. Interested students should be committed to helping exchange students feel at home on our campus and should show the desire to promote cross-cultural understanding at Ohio State.

If you are a current exchange partner wishing to continue in the program, there is a separate application process. Please contact Caroline Omolesky to request an application.

Who are exchange students?

Exchange students are international students studying at Ohio State on a short-term, non-degree basis, for one semester or a full academic year. Ohio State has active Student Exchange Agreements with the students’ home universities, and we send students abroad to these schools. The students enroll primarily in the College of Arts & Sciences but are majoring in a variety of disciplines. They come from a variety of countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

What are the eligibility requirements to becoming an exchange partner?

What will be the duties of exchange partners?

Note that some exchange students study at Ohio State for one semester, and some for a whole year. If your autumn semester partner is here for one term, you may be assigned to a new partner for spring semester.

Current exchange partner forms


Applications are now open through January 31. Please contact Caroline Omolesky with any questions.