HDFS International Experiences

Begin by reading through the Education Abroad Major Advising Sheet for HDFS. This comprehensive guide is designed to help you integrate your Human Development and Family Sciences degree with an international experience.

Study Tours

Taiwan in Fall Term 2014.

Contact | Leslie Richards


Exchange Opportunities

Exchange with Fu Jen University, Taiwan

This program is designed to allow students to be independent while at the same time have access to the host faculty member from Fu Jen University. Located in bustling  Xinbei City, Fu Jen campus is centrally located with easy access to the downtown shopping district and cultural sites. Course work will be primarily focused on electives and Bacc core requirements and is a perfect opportunity for first and second year students who often are not eligible for other programs that require Junior/Senior standing.  
Where | Fu Jen University Taiwan
When | Students may choose to participate in the Taiwan Exchange Program from early September to December or from early September to May
Application Information | Deadline to apply is April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014 sememster
Application | OSU International Programs Application Page
Contact | Carey Hilbert (PHHS Advising office)


Study Abroad

Human Development and Family Sciences has many students involved in many different international experiences, and for good reason. An international experience can provide you students with necessary skills to work effectively with an increasingly diverse U.S. population and global job market. Employers in Human Development and Family Sciences related to not-for-profit agencies and research projects in early childhood, adolescence, and aging, seek personnel with a multicultural view. Local, state, federal and international agencies value the skills and experiences gained by students who go abroad. There are many choices that will work for every Human Development and Family Sciences student.

 Where | locations throughout the world
| year round
Application Information
| IDEA website for current OSU students
Contact | IDEA contact info


IE3 Internships

The following Global IE3 internships have been pre-approved for credit in the HDFS 209 Introductory Internship and HDFS 410 Advanced Internship: