Study Abroad at INTO OSU is designed for students who want one or more terms of study abroad experience at a top US university. The program provides students with a classic American university experience while taking a variety of classes. Students will have access to all the support services available at the university and INTO OSU, including exceptional one-on-one tutoring, social and cultural trips and more.
The length of the Study Abroad program will vary depending on a student’s needs. The program can be customized for different levels of English and for specific academic interests. There are fall, winter, spring and summer start dates available.
With prior approval from your home university, the academic courses that you will study at OSU can be used to gain credits toward your undergraduate degree in your home country. This program is not designed as a route to degree-seeking OSU programs, though your credits may apply to an OSU degree if you seek admission.
This program consists of three parts:
Study Abroad with English (SAWE) Part 1
Students study full-time in the Academic EnglishPart 1 includes full-time intensive study in the Academic English program. Students have an opportunity to progress to Study Abroad with English Part 2 upon successful completion of Academic English level 4 and meeting internal progression criteria. to the level required for taking credit courses at OSU. This intensive program starts at four different entry points during the year, in spring, summer, fall or winter.
Study Abroad with English (SAWE) Part 2
Students are able to select from OSU undergraduate credit bearing courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts courses and study alongside domestic and international students while continuing to take 6 -12 hours of Academic English classes as well. Students have an opportunity to progress to the Visiting International Students Program upon successful completion of Academic English core level 6 courses or ALS160/ALS162 and meeting internal progression criteria.
Visiting International Students Program (VISP)
Students can select from a range of OSU credit-bearing courses including liberal arts, business, engineering, public policy and the sciences. Optional academic English courses are also available.
All OSU undergraduate courses taken through the VISP and SAWE Part 2 program are transferrable with prior approval from the student's home university (except intensive English courses, if selected which are not mandatory but are available).