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  • Partnership with Waseda

    Aiji Tanaka, president of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, visited Ohio State on April 29 to sign renewals of international agreements between the College of Arts and Sciences and Waseda.

  • Birth Outcomes in Congo

    Marcel Yotebieng and Jesse Kwiek have been working to optimize HIV, Tuberculosis, and maternal and child health service delivery for almost two decades.

  • Buckeyes Cheer on Roma

    #BuckeyesAbroad on European Model of Sport study abroad program traded in their Scarlet and Gray for the Yellow and Red of AS Roma

  • Engagement Awards

    Ohio State – South Africa Antibiotic Stewardship “Train-the-Trainer” mentoring program wins 2019 Distinguished International Engagement Award.

International Partnerships

World Learning / Kosovo Transformational Leadership Program (WGSS)

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding Between World Learning and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Ohio State Contact Information

  • The Ohio State University, Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

International University Contact Information

  • World Learning / Kosovo Transformational Leadership Program

Location of International University

  • Washington, DC, USA


  • The Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the United States, as well as give them the opportunity to complete master’s degree programs in their chosen field of study, participate in community service, and pursue unpaid internships. World Learning oversees this program on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Government of Kosovo.

University Roles and Responsibilities

  • The host institution will provide tuition discount as noted in Section IV
  • Guidance to WL and students on course registration and applications for on-campus housing and meal plan (if available)
  • Provision of an international student orientation and assistance in coordinating the World Learning phone orientation with students upon arrival
  • Assistance providing contacts to identify local community service and internship opportunities

World Learning Roles and Responsibilities

  • Payment to University of each student’s academic tuition (as outlined by Section IV) and mandatory fees
  • Processing of U.S. Department of State J-1 visas for each student
  • Regular monitoring of the student’s progress and reporting to USAID

Duration of the Agreement

  • This Agreement will be in force for a period of three (3) years, starting in August 2016 and ending in May 2018.


Note: Please see entire agreement for details