Short-term Faculty-led Programs are intensive and demanding in nature and require the attention of the program leader and its credit-earning and paying participants at all times.   For liability, financial and logistical reasons, OSU GO encourages programs to involve only official program leaders and student participants, and not take on the additional demands that may result. 

For programs that are term length (8-10 weeks), an accompanying family member may be feasible, however, it is nevertheless, important that the costs (whether housing, meals or excursions) not be paid for by the program budget nor borne by student participants.