Study Abroad Programs
The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) offers numerous opportunities to expand your educational experiences around the world. EHE students are eligible to enroll in a variety of global experiences, including those offered by the college. Program fees for EHE-coordinated programs receive significant subsidies from the college.
Update on Education Abroad
Effective July 1, 2021, the university will again allow business-related travel in line with updated health and safety requirements and our continued focus on fiscal responsibility. In support of a safe, gradual resumption of travel, international risk management and the International Travel Policy Committee will assess and review all student international travel. The Office of International Affairs will provide regular updates and guidance for students, scholars, faculty and staff relating to international travel and services. Read more here.
Co-teach English language classes in Oaxaca, Mexico with local school teachers. Program includes Spanish language classes at the local university, homestays, “intercambio” exchanges with Oaxacan college students, cultural excursions and service learning activities.
Learn about Japan and Japanese culture by engaging in a wide variety of sports, physical activities and cultural events, furthering your knowledge of wellness at a global scale.
A focus on rural populations of Ohio but also in the communities from where Appalachian ancestors hail. A unique opportunity for our students to engage positively and significantly with rural communities.
Learn about the education profession through classroom observations in multiple Indonesian schools from various socioeconomic settings, all while experiencing various cultural sites in Jakarta and Bali.
Get immersed in the rich and dynamic aspects of Brazilian history, culture, politics and economy. Additionally, learn how race, class, gender and geography intersect to impact educational and noneducational opportunities for Afro-Brazilians.
Learn about the education system, culture and history of Dominican Republic, as well as common access and equity opportunities and challenges that students, families and communities face.
Learn active and dramatic approaches to inquiry-based education at an urban elementary school in Newcastle, England. Local excursions include children’s book publisher Seven Stories and Vindolanda, where Britain’s oldest handwritten documents reside.
Examine inclusive education for students with disabilities in different cultures, with a focus on visual impairments. This program takes place at University of Tsukuba. Open to all majors, but preference given to education and disability studies.
Examine social change in domestic and global contexts as well as how and when to implement it to create more just, inclusive and equitable communities.
Discover sport industry in Ghana through conversations with field experts and visits to sport facilities and cultural sites.
Explore sustainability, food security, indigenous rights, local crafts and women’s rights as they relate to social justice in a global context. This Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador experience includes a service-learning opportunity with a local cooperative.
A 10-day exploration in one of the world’s most culturally rich settings–Tivon, Israel. Learn best practices in inclusiveness and multicultural approaches to teaching multi-lingual young children with Arabic, Jewish, Christian and African backgrounds.
Explore the European model of sport management, marketing and sports law. In this program, students gain an understanding of the changing context for sports in a global society.
Ohio State has partnered with International Studies Abroad to offer Global Remote Internships. You’ll intern with an international host for a 10-week, 27 hour per week placement that provides professional support, workshops and career coaching.
Education Abroad Grants and Scholarships
Need funding support? There are several different ways that EHE and the university can help support your education abroad experience:
All EHE faculty-led education abroad programs are significantly subsidized by the college. This means that program fees associated with the education abroad experience are heavily discounted. Students do not need a special application as these subsides are built directly into the advertised program fee for each program. In 2018-19, faculty-led study abroad course subsidies totaled approximately $100,000.
The EHE Ambassador Award provides need-based financial assistance to EHE students in the college participating in our education abroad programs.
Education and Human Ecology offers numerous scholarships that may be used to fund educational expenses such as education abroad.
The Ohio State Office of International Affairs provides information on numerous additional funding sources
Regional campus EHE students may be eligible for additional funding opportunities from their campus.
Global Option in Education and Human Ecology
The Global Option is a designation on a student’s transcript recognizing their international experiences during their time at Ohio State. To obtain this designation, students must complete a series of undergraduate courses and experiences with global components.
The Global Option, which can be incorporated into most EHE programs of study at any of our five campuses, is designed to be completed without adding significant time to graduation.