Education Abroad

Accompanying Individuals

Participation in Ohio State education abroad programs is limited to enrolled, degree seeking Ohio State students and the Ohio State faculty or staff who serve as program leaders. In certain circumstances exceptions may be made.

Academic or Professional Leader
Definition: an academic or professional not employed by or associated with Ohio State but deemed essential for leadership of an Ohio State education abroad program.
(required for approval: Rationale and Academic Professional Leader Policy and Form)

Departmental Representative
Definition: an Ohio State faculty or staff member participating on an education abroad program to observe and learn about the program.
(required for approval: Departmental Representative Policy and Form)

Spouse and Minor Legal Dependent
Definition: a spouse or minor legal dependent of the resident director. Effective immediately and until further notice, spouse and minor legal dependents will not be permitted to accompany education abroad programs. Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other relatives and family friends who are not minor legal dependents are not allowed to accompany a program unless they are enrolled as Ohio State students participating in the program.

All required forms should be completed and uploaded to the Resident Director's Program Management Application Page on educationabroad.osu.edu. Questions can be directed to the OIA program specialist.