OSU GO provides over 200 international opportunities for education, internships and research in more than 70 different countries around the world. To develop a strategy for your program search and better navigate the options available to you, check out our Get Started page. Read on to explore various study abroad program models available to you or follow the link below to search through our wide range of OSU-supported study abroad programs.
If you are interested in an international experience led by OSU faculty and in the company of fellow OSU students, consider a faculty-led program. Faculty-led programs offer students the opportunity to pursue coursework in specific areas of study and for periods of time developed around OSU's academic calendar. Faculty-led programs are great matches for students looking for more support while abroad, and for those who have limited or no foreign language background.
If you are seeking a study abroad experience that is highly independent and culturally immersed, an exchange may be right for you. Exchange participants enroll directly at one of our partner universities and take classes with local students. Instruction is generally in the language of the host country, but a many partner universities also offer courses in English.
Departmental programs focus on a specific academic discipline and restrict participation to students in the associated department.
If you have relevant experience in your field and are seeking to contribute your skills and knowledge to an international host organization, consider an international internship through OSU's IE3 Global program. IE3 Global provides high-quality study abroad, internship, research, exchange, and faculty-led programs to the students of OSU, as well as our partner campuses throughout the Northwest and beyond. Internships are best suited for students interested in an independent experience abroad that requires greater self-motivation and is fully immersed among host nationals.
There are many ways to integrate international research opportunities to your OSU curriculum. If you plan to write a thesis at the end of your OSU career, studying abroad could be a way to start your research. Research-focused study abroad options are available through our partner organizations listed below and research-focused internship options are available through IE3 Global Internships. You may find that your needs are best met by individualized directed study. This can take the form of specific individualized study overseas or, more often, a research project.
OSU GO additionally supports education abroad programs that are managed by these partner organizations:
OSU fully supports participation in education abroad programs that have been reviewed by the OSU GO Advisory Group to ensure a high quality experience and the safety of all participants. This extensive review process guarantees that our students will earn OSU resident credit by participating on these programs. Additionally, fully supported education abroad programs are the only programs that students can finance by accessing their OSU financial aid. While some programs may originate from OSU and others are offered by distinct program providers, only programs appearing on the OSU GO website qualify as fully supported by OSU.