Global Education

Buckeyes Abroadcasts

Buckeyes Abroadcasts, an education abroad podcast, has made its official debut.

Hosted by Ryan Vonderhaar and Charlie Gbur, Buckeyes Abroadcasts will discuss education abroad programs, resident directors, ways to stay globally engaged while remaining in the U.S. and the basics of education abroad including program type, how to apply for a program, grants and scholarships and more.

Listen to Buckeyes Abroadcasts on Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts.


Program Overview - Introduction - The first episode, featuring Office of International Affairs experts Jeannie Simmons, Jenny Kraft, Elizabeth Angerman and Louise Yahiaoui, discusses the basics of education abroad and the different types of Ohio State approved programs to choose from. 

Financial Aid Planning - Learn about financial aid and the role federal grants and loans play in making education abroad more accessible. By the end of this episode, you will learn how to incorporate financial aid into your education abroad planning. Expert guest from Ohio State's Student Financial Aid is Julianna Belyn.

Scholarships - In this episode of the podcast, Louise Yahiaoui, education abroad specialist, returns as a guest to talk about the wide variety of scholarships available to Ohio State students looking to study abroad. Visit the grants and scholarships page to follow along with this discussion and explore scholarship opportunities available to students.

Cultural Connections - Cannibal Grandmother - In this cultural connections episode of Buckeyes Abroadcasts, Tiffany Pierskalla and Elizabeth Angerman, education abroad specialists, hear the fright-filled tale of the Cannibal Grandmother from Mark Bender of the Department of East Asian Languages Literatures and Cultures.

IAU Virtual Global Experiences - Hear about a new suite of virtual programs from the Institute for American Universities (IAU). Jessica Calhoun, assistant dean of admission, tells us how Ohio State students can participate in virtual internships, consulting projects, social impact practicums and online courses.

ISA Global Remote Internships - Meet Jenna Azotea, education abroad specialist, to learn more about ISA's Global Remote Internship program. Students may participate in credit and non-credit bearing internship opportunities.

Student Stories - Rachael Cline - Professional Soccer Club, Turf Internship - On the first Student Stories segment, hear from recent graduate, Rachael Cline, who interned abroad in Liverpool, England through the Ohio Program. Although this internship is only available to CFAES students, Rachael’s experiences and the lessons she learned along the way are both interesting and useful to any student interested in interning abroad. 

Student Stories - Ellora Majumder - Pink Mask Virtual Internship - When Ellora Majumder's education abroad plans were interrupted because of the ongoing pandemic, she decided to take advantage of one of the many virtual opportunities available to her through the Office of International Affairs. Ellora is a senior logistics management major and participated in a virtual global internship in summer 2020 with Pink Mask, an Argentinian nail product company as a marketing intern.

Student Stories - Olivia Sergent - Exploring Japan - In this episode, alumna Olivia Sergent tells us how her interest in Japanese language and culture led her to participate on two different types of education abroad programs during her time at Ohio State. Hear more about the time she spent traveling with Ohio State faculty and students on the Japanese Language and Culture in Kobe program as well as her academic year spent at the University of Tsukuba.

Pre-departure Interview: Multicultural Histories and Legacies of Rome - Join Ryan for part one of his interview with McKenna Hensley and Raven Ho, participants on the Multicultural Histories and Legacies of Rome: Classics, Colosseums and Cathedrals program. In this episode, Ryan learns why they choose this program and what they most look forward to prior to the start of their spring break program. In part 2, Ryan interviews the students to hear about their experiences abroad.

Pre-departure Interview: ArTs2U - Ryan discusses the ArTs2U program with dance students Brooke Gist, Camryn Little and Sydney Lettau prior to their travels to Paris, France, for spring break. If you enjoyed this interview or want to learn more about this program, check back for the second part of this interview to be released soon.

Interested in the Peace Corps? - Ryan interviews Peace Corps on-campus Recruiter Laura Joseph on her experience volunteering abroad. Laura shares her story of what led her to join the Peace Corps and some of her experiences while she was volunteering abroad. Ryan and Laura discuss the impact of volunteering abroad and the importance of global citizenship. This episode is a great resource for students who are considering volunteering for the Peace Corps and want to learn more about the application process and what it's like to serve in a foreign country.

Student Stories - Keilah Thompson - Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World - In this episode, alumna Keilah Thompson shares her recent experience as a student on the Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World faculty-led program. Keilah blogged about her experience and is an active advocate for Global Education.