Pre-Departure Orientation

The Ohio State University

Wednesday, June 14 – Thursday, June 15 2017

255 Hagerty Hall

1775 College Road South, Columbus, OH 43212

Pre-Departure Orientation Itinerary

All participants are required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in Columbus, Ohio. This is designed to maximize the learning experiences of participants and provide pertinent information to prior to international travel. Activities will include presentations about the Fulbright-Hays GPA Program, workshops give by area specialists about the Andes, and opportunities for participants to get to know one another. Voluntary webinars will also be available leading up to the Pre-Departure Orientation to answer any questions that participants may have regarding the project.

Pre-Departure Orientation Presentations:


Getting Around Columbus

  • Uber

  • Taxi Services in Columbus

    • Yellow Cab of Columbus services, (614) 444-4444
      Express Cab of Columbus, (614) 822-8666
  • CoGo Bike Share

  • COTA Bus

    • Day passes as low as $4.50 and one-way fares as low as $2.

    • Free – Runs every 10 – 15 minutes between the Short North Arts District and the Brewery District
  • COTA Air Connect

    • $2.75 each way – Circulates between John Glenn Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus.
  • Car2Go

    • $0.41/minute (plus tax) – Provides on-demand access to smart cars available around Columbus. Must sign up online.