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.


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.


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.


Examples of previous faculty led programs

Bangalore, India summer abroad students provided excursions to communities in and around Bangalore for experiential learning. It also provided an opportunity for students to integrate classroom learning with hands-on community-based activities.

Santiago, Dominican Republic summer abroad explored health and culture in this faculty led program. Designed for undergraduate students, this program provides field experience, practicum and service learning opportunities to apply toward Human Development and Family Studies, Public Health or Nutrition options.


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.