HDFS | Study Abroad | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

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

study abroad taiwan 2016Taiwan in Fall Term 2016.

Application deadline: June 1, 2016

Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is an international city with superb restaurants, modern hotels, ancient temples, churches, and an active nightlife. Taipei is also internationally known for its traditional Taiwanese and neo-Chinese cuisine. The National Palace Museum, located at the northwest edge of the city, contains the greatest collection of Chinese art in the world. Nestled in a basin surrounded by the well-hiked Yangming Mountains, greater Taipei is a bustling, high-tech city with some six million residents.

Application | Taiwan, Taipei (Faculty-led Study Tour)
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 June, 2016 for Fall 2016 sememster
Application | Taiwan, Taipei (Exchange)
Contact | Leslie Richards

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
When | year round
Application Information | OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO)
Contact | OSU GO Directory

IE3 Internships

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

Use IE3 Internships' Find An Internship page to find internships based on location, language, professional focus and/or academic major.