Global Education

International Education Professionals

The Office of International Affairs partners with Ohio State academic units and colleges to facilitate, develop and manage study abroad programs and other credit-bearing international opportunities (e.g. student exchanges, third party provider and direct enroll programs, service learning, internships, research abroad) for Ohio State students.

The Office of International Affairs currently works with over 30 third party program providers and direct enroll host institutions. Third party provider programs are managed by another U.S. or educational organization. Direct enroll programs allow students to enroll directly in classes at a foreign institution, but they are not part of a reciprocal exchange. Both types of programs are offered for a semester, academic year or summer session and are selected by Ohio State academic departments with assistance from the Office of International Affairs via an established proposal process. Third-party providers and direct enroll host institutions play an important role in expanding the access, scope, geographical location and volume of education abroad opportunities to Ohio State students.

Ohio State-approved third party provider and direct enroll study abroad programs share the following features:

Campus visits for Ohio State-approved program providers or institutional representatives:

Campus visits for non-affiliated providers or institutional representatives:

While the Office of International Affairs does not initiate new programs, education abroad specialists are able to discuss the new program proposal process with providers and institutional representatives interested in establishing an affiliation with Ohio State. For more information, please review Ohio State’s guidelines for developing new study abroad programs.

To request a meeting with an Office of International Affairs staff member, please follow these steps: