- About SGSP
- Study Abroad/NSE
- English Language Institute
Study Abroad Programs
Types of Study Abroad Programs Available
- Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs
Semester and Academic Year Programs (Reciprocal Exchange)
- Affiliated and Approved Programs (Transfer-Credit Study)
- National Student Exchange
- International Internships and Service Learning Programs
Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs are OSU courses taken at least partially abroad. These courses are typically during the winter intersession, spring break, or summer. The student enrolls in the OSU course and pays tuition, fees, and additional program costs directly to OSU. The courses are sponsored and administered by individual colleges or departments. Students are welcome to apply to most faculty-led programs, even if sponsored by a college other than their own.
Semester and Academic Year Programs (Reciprocal Exchange) allow students to study at one of OSU’s partner universities for a semester or academic year. Students stay enrolled at OSU while studying abroad. On reciprocal exchange, students pay tuition and fees to OSU at the same tuition rate they normally pay (in-state or non-resident tuition rate), but all housing, meals and other costs (including possible fees required at the Host University) are paid in the host country. Most scholarships and financial aid apply as they would for courses taught on the home campus. Students receive OSU residential credit. OSU has agreements with approximately 70 universities in 32 countries. The priority application deadline is at the end of January for the upcoming fall semester, spring semester, and academic year.
Affiliated and Approved Programs (Transfer-Credit Study) include many different models, including direct enrollment at a university abroad or study facilitated by a study abroad organization or another US university. This option includes academic year, semester, and summer programs with students receiving transfer credit for courses taken. Students interested in affiliated and approved programs should contact the Study Abroad/NSE Office for more information and application details. As many OSU specific scholarships do not apply to these programs, students will want to discuss funding with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. It may be possible to use federal financial aid on affiliated and approved programs.
- National Student Exchange is a consortium of over 190 universities in the United States and Canada. Students can choose to participate in NSE through Plan A or Plan B. In Plan A, students temporarily transfer to a host university and pay resident tuition and fees there, as well as any living expenses. The host university will assist with financial aid applications during the term of study. In Plan B, students remain enrolled at OSU while studying at a host university, continuing to pay tuition and fees to OSU. All housing, meals and other costs will be paid at the host university. Most scholarships and financial aid will apply on Plan B. For a list of member campuses, visit the NSE website. Contact the Study Abroad/NSE Office for more information.
- International Internships and Service Learning Programs vary widely but include such opportunities as temporary job placements in companies abroad, short-term volunteer work in community organizations, conducting research and teaching overseas. For more information, contact the Study Abroad / NSE Office.