Education Abroad Expo

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:00PM – 6:00PM
The 2019 Education Abroad Expo will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 2 – 6 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with education abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective education abroad experience. Learn more at

Buckeyes without Borders

Dear students within the health professions colleges of The Ohio State University,

Buckeyes Without Borders is an organization within the College of Pharmacy who organizes a medical brigade to Santa Lucia, Honduras every spring break. We are currently accepting student applications for the March 2019 trip. We invite you to apply to join our interdisciplinary team who will see patients in rural villages of Santa Lucia, Honduras. In the past our brigade has included pharmacy students, medical students, social work students, and physical and occupation therapy students, however we welcome other professions to apply because we are always looking for ways to better serve our patients in Honduras. Interested candidates should apply to the google form below, no later than October 28, 2018 at midnight. Any questions or concerns about the application or trip can be directed to our Honduras Trip Chair, Stephanie Brokaw, email at or text at 419-565-5122.


Information Session on Canadian Parliament Internship Program

On Thursday, October 18,  2018 there will be two information sessions for students interested in taking part in the 2019 Canadian Parliament Internship Program.


The info sessions will be held in 2130 Derby Hall at 10 AM and at 3 PM.  Present will be Dr. James Baker, who coordinates the program, several past alumni of the program, and Rebecca McMunn from OIA to answer questions about study abroad.


As the alumni will attest, this is a wonderful opportunity for students desiring an internship.  The offices of members of the Canadian Parliament operate a bit differently than offices for members of the U.S. Congress. Students that have gone to Ottawa have found that they are often one of only four people working in the office, including the legislator him/herself. This provides a more fulfilling experience than a D.C. internship where you are often one of 25-30 office workers and may never get to see, let alone meet the member of Congress.


The 2019 interns will arrive in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday May 11, and the last day to work is Friday June 14.


Participants are required to enroll in Political Science 4270 (The Canadian Political System) during spring semester 2019 [T/R 3:55-5:15; class # 22707). NOTE: If students have already taken Poli Sci 4270, you’re good to go!


Students will receive 3 credit hours of POLITSC 4191 during May Session, 2019, for their internship experience. Participants will pay OSU tuition for 3 credit hours of POLITSC 4191 plus the program fee ($2434).


This program is open to ALL MAJORS!


Below is the link at OIA that provides further information


STEP Expo Tuesday, February 13

The Second-year Transformational Experience Program or STEP Expo will be held in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 1 PM – 2 PM, and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and see the transformational experiences our STEP students are engaging in through Artistic and Creative Endeavors; Service-Learning and Community Service; Education Abroad; Leadership; Internships; and/or Undergraduate Research. Eligible STEP students apply for up to $2,000 to participate in one of these experiences in order to enhance their undergraduate experience and help prepare them for the future.

Volunteer Mobile Clinic

Spring Break opportunity:

Good afternoon!

My name is Amelia Gagnon and I’m the recruitment coordinator for a group on campus called MEDLIFE. MEDLIFE is a non-profit international student organization committed to helping underprivileged communities achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty by providing Medicine, Education, and Development to Low-Income Families Everywhere. This spring break we are organizing a mobile clinic to Managua, Nicaragua from March 11th – 19th for interested Ohio State student within any major. During this trip, we will have the opportunity to experience the beauty of an incredible Spanish speaking country, work with local health care professionals to provide health care to remote communities surrounding the city, help combat public health issues such as STDs and parasites, as well as complete a development project to improve the lives of the communities we will be working in. This is a great opportunity for pre-health students of all kinds that would like to learn about health care in a developing country.

I believe pre-health students would really be interested in attending our international brigades. You would have the opportunity to work directly with patients by take patient histories and vitals while also assisting a variety of health care professionals including physicians, nurses, dentists, and obstetricians in order to improve lives within these impoverished communities. If you have any questions about the trip, please feel free to contact our brigade coordinator, Our organization will also be auctioning off a reduced trip for this brigade. You can purchase tickets from us for 10$ each or 3 for 25$. If your ticket is selected, you get your MEDLIFE fee paid for which is about an $800 value, leaving you to only cover your flight and any spending money. If interested, contact Jesse Cannella at by 2/7/17 to get more information or purchase tickets.

Volunteering and Women’s Empowerment opportunity

Akumanyi Foundation

Are you looking for a summer abroad opportunity focused on youth and women’s empowerment? Join The Akumanyi Foundation in Ghana! Since 2015, TAF has taken 35 Ohio State students on service-learning trips. Students will serve at Becky’s Children’s Home and will engage in sustainable service, immerse in Ghanaian culture, learn about sustainable solutions, and take cultural excursions! The estimated trip cost is $2,500.

Summer 2017 Trips:

May 6 – May 24

June 5 – June 26

June 26 – July 17

July 17 – August 7

If you are interested in learning more about the trips, email Hannah Bonacci (

Serve & lead locally & abroad in Rome & London

MUNDO at Ohio State in conjunction with University Housing and the College of Education and Human Ecology would like to invite all interested undergraduate students to be part of a two-part, six-credit hour leadership course and study abroad experience that will focus on global citizenship both here in Columbus, OH and abroad in Rome, Italy and London, United Kingdom. For more information: ‧ Go to: , and/or ‧ Attend an informational session on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM in the Round Meeting Room (Ohio Union)

Study Abroad in Latin America

San Diego State University Summer Programs
The center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University is offering 3 summer programs in Mexico this summer:

1. Learn Mixtec in Oaxaca City, Mexico (4 units)

2. Learn Zapotec in Juchitan, Mexico (4 units)

3. 2016 Ethnographic Field School in Oaxaca, Mexico


All application deadlines are March 15, 2016. For more information please contact Casey Mellnik, Study Abroad Coordinator


Please visit


Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language and Culture
Spend six weeks in São Paulo, Brazil and earn 6-7 credits from Tulane University in Portuguese language and culture. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level Portuguese classes will be offered. Students will have the opportunity to live with Brazilian host families or have Brazilian roommates in apartments and will go on a weekend trip to Paraty and a city graffiti tour. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.


-Program cost: $5,000 tuition/$2,000 housing/logistics

-FLAS Fellowship eligible program for intermediate and advanced levels


For more information, please visit:


Apply online by February 26th.

Study Abroad Applications due Early January

As winter break approaches, students should keep in mind that many study abroad programs have application deadlines occurring in early January. Students can visit to explore this list of programs and apply before the listed deadline.

The Office of International Affairs also offers information on funding your study abroad experience.

A wide range of grants and scholarships are available and it is important to review your options carefully, plan ahead and apply early.