Ohio State’s Language Excellence and Academic Preparedness (LEAP) program is a pre-first semester non-credit program to prepare first-year international students for The Ohio State University experience.

LEAP is a co-supported program by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the English as a Second Language Programs (ESL Programs) at The Ohio State University.

The deadline to apply is July 1. Apply online!


  • June 1: Priority deadline (applications accepted on a rolling basis)
  • July 1: Registration deadline (only 30 students will be selected)
  • July 29: Students arrive and check in into their early temporary university residences
  • July 30 – August 17: Intensive language program and cultural activities will take place Monday – Friday
  • August 6 – 8: International Student Orientation (no Classes)








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