Study Abroad and the Visiting International Students Programs (VISP) 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. Additional program and admission information can be found here.

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 

 

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.

Study Abroad with English (SAWE) Part 1

Students study full-time in the Academic English program. Students have an opportunity to progress to SAWE Part 2 upon successful completion of Academic English Level 4 with grades of C or better and meeting internal progression criteria 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.

Academic Requirements

3.0+ high school GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Language Requirements

Upon arrival, students will take English language placement testing and will be placed in an appropriate intensive English level.

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.

 

 

Academic Requirements

3.0+ high school GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Language Requirements
  • 60+ TOEFL or
  • 5.5+ IELTS or
  • Password overall level 6 or
  • PTEA 44+ or
  • Completion of Level 4 with minimum  C/P grades in Study Abroad with English Part 1 or Academic English
Age Requirements

16 years and above

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 transferable with prior approval from the student's home university (except intensive English courses).

 

The Visiting International Student Program is not a route to degree-seeking programs at OSU. VISP students who wish to pursue and degree at OSU must apply separately and meet all admission requirements.

Academic Requirements

3.0+ high school GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

Language Requirements

80+ TOEFL or

6.5+ IELTS or

Completion of Level 6 with minimum  C/P grades in Study Abroad with English Part 1 or 

Academic English

    

Age Requirements

16 years and above

Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who are ineligible to re-enroll at any college or university that they attended within the last seven years for student conduct reasons will be automatically declined admission at OSU.  Applicants who are unable to re-enroll at a previous college or university for academic reasons will be considered for admission only if they meet OSU’s minimum academic requirements.