Study Abroad

Travel, learn and earn credits.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences works closely with The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) to offer rich and diverse opportunities for students to travel, learn and earn credits. Students may choose an international experience applicable to any PHHS program of study by earning bacc core or elective credits, or students may choose a specific experience related to their major.


Info session

Watch an information session from winter break 2018 with faculty members discussing each of their programs.


How to get started

  1. Review the different types of study abroad programs offered by reading below, and decide which you are most interested in.
  2. Review the OSU GO student page with helpful information, and set up your Getting Started account in their online portal. You can then connect with an OSU GO Ambassador to discuss options and ask questions.
  3. Schedule an appointment to talk with your CPHHS academic advisor. It is important to discuss how credits from study abroad will fit into your major and your degree progress and planning.
  4. Start researching financial and scholarship information for your abroad experience. Students can often use their financial aid to help cover costs, and are encouraged to start exploring education abroad scholarships.
  5. Review the Travel Resources available to you as an OSU student. Examples include information on obtaining passports and travel documents, and a full service Travel Clinic with Student Health Services.


Students interested in an international experience can choose from the following types of experiences:


OSU Faculty Led Study Tours

Trip to Ethiopia strengthens relationships, increases food safety and nutrition awareness

Faculty led study tours are unique experiences arranged by faculty or schools in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. They vary in length from two weeks to a full academic quarter. In Faculty led programs, you will travel with a small group of OSU peers, and an OSU faculty member. This is a great way to immerse yourself in your chosen field of study, and get to know others in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.


Current faculty led programs

Maunatlala, Botswana Global Learning Internship offers students “hands on” global learning, cross-cultural training, and community-based work opportunities.

London, England summer abroad students will learn how preventive health issues are managed under the UK's socialized system of medicine that provides care to a very diverse patient population.

Quito, Ecuador faculty lead program explores the interrelationship between Ecuador’s history, culture, systems for health, education and social services and their ability to maintain health among their people. The program is customized for students to participate in site visits, tours and service learning specific to their area of interest.

The Taiwan and India faculty-led program offers students a unique opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary learning and community-engaged service to understand critical health issues from a global perspective. All majors are welcome.


Study Abroad

Study abroad is a program housed in OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) and offers opportunities in more than 200 approved programs. Search study abroad programs by country, duration, language, or academic emphasis to see what’s available.


Global Internships

IE3 Global Internships allow the exploration of professional goals in an international context. The program can be a bridge between academic experience at OSU and future employment or studies in a graduate/professional school.

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


Exchange Opportunities

Exchange opportunities are organized academic programs typically at universities in other countries and are arranged by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Travel to places like Taiwan, Finland, and Australia while pursuing coursework specific to some CPHHS majors, or to meet Bacc core and elective courses.