Study Abroad

For a life-changing experience, you may choose from more than 100 study abroad programs. Students who participate in study abroad programs are two-times as likely to find a job within six months of graduation; receive 25 percent higher starting salaries; and 90 percent are accepted by 1st or 2nd choice graduate schools. Read what students have to say about their Study Abroad Experiences.


You can earn academic credit, fulfill major or minor requirements, experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable insights. With more than 100 study abroad programs in 40+ countries, Arts and Sciences students are going beyond traditional classrooms and laboratories to enhance their global perspective and understanding of the world they live in.

Skills you can gain

Just about any experience abroad will contribute to your “transferable skills,” the skills that are transferable to a wide variety of employment settings. Skills you can acquire during a study abroad include learning to communicate despite language barriers, enhanced appreciation for diversity and being adaptable in new cultures and environments – all of which will help you stand out to employers and grad school admission committees.

Starting Your Search

Each academic year begins with a Study Abroad Expo. The Office of International Affairs offers information sessions to help you begin your planning and their staff are available throughout the year to guide your program selection.

Funding Study Abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences offers Study Abroad & Travel Funding for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. Recipients of STEP grants have the option of applying their financial award toward a study abroad program.

Getting Support

When you return from studying abroad, you’ll want to determine how to effectively market your international experience to prospective employers. Arts and Sciences Career Services can assist you with determining how the experience contributed to your skill set. Get guidance on how to incorporate the experience into your job search documents and interview responses. Some aspects of your time abroad will strike you as obvious good additions for your resume (maybe you got to practice a foreign language skill). The staff can assist you with determining how to best communicate the other ways in which you benefited from the experience. 

Student Profiles

  • Mason Gauch

    Mason Gauch


    For myself, I’ve always wanted to go to India.  Its history and culture (not to mention the delicious food) have always interested me. I also have a bit of a humanitarian bent, which matches perfectly with the public health focus of my program.

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  • Stephen Rodriguez in India

    Stephen Rodriguez


    During the Public Health Perspectives – India study abroad program, I had the unique and life-changing experience of spending four weeks studying public health while living on the outstanding campus of Manipal University. Before this program began, I had a very limited idea of what to expect in India.

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  • Marisa Lally (far right)

    Marisa Lally

    International Studies & Spanish

    As a double major in International Relations and Diplomacy and Spanish, my original goal of traveling to Chile was to practice Spanish. Although the Spanish language inspires me and captures my attention, I left Chile with a passion for Latin America and its complex role on the world stage. 

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