Office of Global Business
Fisher Global Consulting: Non-Profit

Students in South Africa

Fisher Global Consulting: Non-Profit | Connor Scholars Program

This cohort is made possible due to the generosity of Chris and Sara Connor, whose endowment helps cover a majority of program expenses for students as part of their pursuit of making a positive impact on the world through experiential learning opportunities. 

Students selected to participate in this competitive program, known as Connor Scholarshave the opportunity to travel to gain firsthand insights into the cultures, humanity, and business practices of countries in remote and developing regions around the world. Connor Scholars gain these experiences by provide business solutions to non-profits and social enterprises in two-week consulting projects during the month of May. 

Learn more about this program by watching this Fisher Global Consulting 101 video!


Format Program Dates Application link
Buenos Aires, Argentina In-Person *May 3 - 18, 2024 Apply Today!
Gandoca, Costa Rica In-Person *May 4 - 18, 2024 Apply Today!
Cape Town, South Africa  In-Person *May 4 - 18, 2024 Apply Today!
Chiang Mai, Thailand In-Person *May 4 - 18, 2024 Apply Today!

*Dates listed are the required arrival and departure dates. These do not account for flight duration which may require departure at an earlier date. 

  • General Information

    Students apply to work for on a consulting project for a company or business. This program is competitive due to the limited number of projects. Each project will have 4-6 students on a team.

    Important Program Dates:

    • Application: Applications will open on August 22, 2023
    • Initial Placement Deadline (IPD): Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm
      • Placement decisions for project teams will begin after the IPD, but students can still apply up until the Final Application Deadline. Students who apply later can expect to be considered for fewer locations as project teams fill. Updates on project locations that have reached their capacity will be posted on the website.
    • Final Application Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm
    • Program Fee Due: Two Weeks After Notification of Acceptance

    Course Information

    A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be REQUIRED of ALL students accepted into this program. Admitted students will be automatically added to the course by the Office of Global Business. Students cannot self-enroll.

    Class Details: Online via Zoom (additional details TBA)

    During the class, students will better understand the dynamics of doing business globally, resources for project management, mitigating risk while traveling, understanding how to assimilate into the location-specific culture, understanding how to make the most of this opportunity, and health and safety concerns will be covered.

    Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course and be available each Wednesday during second semester from 6-8 PM. Students exceeding 18 credit-hours will need to contact the Program Manager. 

  • Eligibility

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • GPA of 2.75 or greater (from OSU)
      • Freshmen must have a 3.0 and above
    • Not graduating Spring 2024
    • Open to all business majors
  • Application Process


    Application Steps

    Application decisions will not be announced until 2-3 weeks after the Initial Placement Deadline, which will be Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm. Priority placement will be given to students who complete application prior to the deadline.

    Application Documents

    1. Submit resume as a PDF
    2. Using the STAR method where applicable, record and upload a video of yourself (3 minute limit) which answers the below questions. 
      1. Why are you interested in joining a FGC: Non-profit consulting team?
      2. What skillsets/experiences do you possess that would benefit a Non-profit project?
      3. Tell us about your most successful group project experience. What were the reasons it worked so well?
    3. Upload the video to, and paste the shareable link in the field below. Instructions on how to obtain a shareable link. Confirm that “People with the Link” is selected when you enable the shareable link. If “People with the Link” is not selected, our office will be unable to view your video submission.


    • Deposit ($250 non-refundable):
      • Due prior to beginning internship placement process
      • Due 2 weeks after acceptance email is received
    • Remaining Program Fee Due: Friday, January 23, 2023
      • Deposit ($250) + Remaining Program Fee ($1000) = Total Program Fee ($1,250)

    Application Deadlines:

    • Initial Placement Deadline (IPD): Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm
    • Final Application Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm
  • Open/Close Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: "What is the difference between the initial placement deadline and the final deadline?"

    A: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after the initial placement deadline (IPD). The IPD allows students to be considered for all locations they list as preferences in their application. Team slots will begin to fill in each project location after the IPD. Students who apply later will have fewer project options. Applications will no longer be considered after the final deadline.

    Q: "When will I receive a decision letter?"

    A: Students can expect an application decision between three-four weeks from the date they submit their application.

    Q: "What if I don’t speak the native language of the country I want to go to?"

    A: Languages are not required for any location, but they will make students more competitive to be selected for the project team.

    Q: "Will airfare be included in the program fee?"

    A: For the Fisher Global Consulting (FGC) Corporate program, airfare will NOT be included. Students accepted into the program will be responsible for their own airfare. For the non-profit program, scholarships will be provided to cover the cost of airfare. 

    Q: "Do I self-enroll in the second session spring semester course?"

    A: No, the Office of Global Business will automatically enroll after your acceptance into the program.

    Q: "I’m a Freshman, am I allowed to apply?"

    A: Yes, freshmen who meet the eligibility requirement are able to apply. Freshman must have at least a 3.0 at the end of the autumn term.

    Q: "I want to apply to a location, but I don't see it on the application anymore".

    A: Project teams that have been filled for specific locations will no longer be listed in the application.

    Q: "Am I able to pay the program fee with money from a 529 account?"

    A: Yes, payment with a 529 account is accepted and must be done via check through the following steps:

    1.  On the envelope, please note the recipient as Ed Ward using the address and information below: 

           To:         Ed Ward 

                          Fisher Shared Services 

                           2100 Neil Avenue - 100 Fisher Hall

                           Columbus, OH 43210

    2. On the check itself, please include the following information:

      a. Payable to: The Ohio State University

      b. Memo: [Ohio State name.#, Program Name, Location]

Contact Information

Dominic DiCamillo

Senior Director

Office of Global Business
Mason Hall 222
250 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA