Study Abroad

Travel, learn and earn credits.

Notice Study abroad programming options are dependent on current university and international travel policies. Please refer to Global Opportunities and COVID-19 FAQ’s for the most up to date information on travel restrictions and program availability.

Taking on the world’s health challenges can’t wait. That’s why students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences regularly take advantage of studying abroad, via the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). This office offers rich and diverse opportunities for you to travel, learn and earn credits. You may choose an international experience applicable to any CPHHS program of study by earning bacc core or elective credits, or you may choose a specific experience related to your major.


How to get started

  1. Review the different types of study abroad programs offered below and decide which program is the best fit for your goals.
  2. Review the helpful information on the OSU GO student page 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 experience abroad. You can often use your 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, as well as a full service Travel Clinic with Student Health Services.


If you’re interested in an international experience, you can choose from the following types of experiences:


OSU Faculty Led Study Tours

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 (pending for 2022) summer abroad students will learn how preventive health issues are managed under the UK's socialized system of medicine, which provides care to a diverse patient population.


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 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 such as Taiwan, Finland and Australia while pursuing coursework specific to some CPHHS majors, or to meet Bacc core and elective courses.