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If you are uncertain about which type of program you selected, please consult your education abroad specialist.

Faculty-led Programs

You will register for your education abroad course(s) for each semester you study abroad. Course enrollment instructions will be provided after you have been accepted. You are required to maintain your education abroad enrollment for the duration of your program. Should you remove your education abroad enrollment from your schedule or fail to enroll by university enrollment deadlines, you will be responsible for any penalties incurred, including removal from your education abroad program.

Your university Statement of Account will list your Ohio State tuition (instructional, general and nonresident fees, if applicable) and your Office of International Affairs education abroad program fee. Your acceptance notification from the Office of International Affairs will indicate the amount of your education abroad program fee.

Third Party Provider or Direct Enroll Programs

You will register for your education abroad course(s) for each semester you study abroad. Course enrollment instructions will be provided after you have been accepted. You are required to maintain your education abroad enrollment for the duration of your program. If you do not enroll in the necessary education abroad course(s), you are responsible for any penalties and will be removed from your education abroad program. 

For third party provider programs, you will pay the program fee directly to the provider. For direct enroll programs, you will pay the program fee directly to the host institution.

Students are responsible for paying any balance due to Ohio State, as well as a supplemental international insurance fee (if applicable). Please note that this applies to each semester of registration at Ohio State.

International Exchange Programs

You will register for your education abroad course(s) for each semester you study abroad. Course enrollment instructions will be provided after you have been accepted. You are required to maintain your education abroad enrollment for the duration of your program. If you do not enroll in the necessary education abroad course(s), you are responsible for any penalties and will be removed from your education abroad program.

Your university Statement of Account will list your Ohio State tuition (instructional, general and nonresident fees, if applicable) and your Office of International Affairs education abroad program fee. Students participating in international exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees to Ohio State. International exchange students will be assessed an Office of International Affairs education abroad program fee for mandatory supplemental international insurance.

Student Organization Travel

The Ohio Union has over 1,000 registered student organizations. Each year, multiple organizations coordinate volunteer and service projects abroad. This travel is non-credit bearing and the development of the travel opportunity is managed directly by the student organization, not by an administrative office of the university. While this travel is largely independent, student organizations are still required to follow certain university policies as set forth in the Student Organization President Training section on Travel Abroad.

If your organization has an active registration status (new/reestablished or established) with the Ohio Union, it may sponsor a travel abroad activity. The organization’s leadership should submit and complete a Group International Travel Form, 90 days in advance of your travel.   

If your organization is seeking a program provider for your experience or is looking to vet a service experience, the Office of International Affairs encourages you to use the resources of the International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) to determine if the experience is the right fit for you. In particular we recommend the sections on:

All Ohio State students pursuing registered student organization travel abroad are required to adhere to the policies and guidelines set forth by the university’s International Travel Policy Committee.

Non-University Student Organization Travel

Registration is not required for students traveling with a registered student organization; however, students traveling with registered student organizations are still encouraged to participate in the international travel registration protocol.