Office of Global Business
Strasbourg Summer Exchange


Spend four weeks in the summer on the Summer Exchange Program at one of our partner universities in Strasbourg, France- Ecole de Management Strasbourg. Take your studies abroad and learn how business is conducted in the European region!

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Located close to the German border in France, Strasbourg is home to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament, which gives a fascinating touch to the historic city center - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Summer Exchange: Program Details

  • Program Summary

    This is a summary of the Strasbourg Summer Exchange Program per last years information, and information on this page is subject to change. Please note that you may NOT contact or apply to the host institution until you have been accepted to the Summer Exchange program through the Fisher College of Business.


    You will be enrolling in 7.5 credits at Ecole de management Strasbourg in the following courses. All classes will be held in English and will be letter graded.

    • European Integration (HIST 3254) - 3 OSU credits
    • Business in Europe (BUSMHR 2000 + BUSADM 5797 (non-IB majors) OR BUSADM 5797 as IB elective (IB majors)) - 3 OSU credits
    • French Course (BA 5797) - 1.5 credits

    International Business majors cannot take the "Business in Europe" course as BUSMHR 2000. Instead they can count the 3 credits towards hours of major electives required for the international business major.

    You will be enrolled in 7.5 credits of BUSADM 5797 as a placeholder during Summer 4-week Session Two. This will be changed to the actual courses you took abroad, after receiving the official transcript from Strasbourg upon return.

    Travel Information

    • Students will be traveling to Strasbourg, France.
    • Students will attend Ecole de Management Strasbourg for the official program dates. Dates are May 30- June 28, 2019. Arrival was expected 1-2 days early from the begining of the program. Arrival by May 29, 2019, and departure after June 29, 2019 is required.
    • Ecole de Management Strasbourg will be providing lectures, company visits, welcome/farewell events, and cultural events.
    • Students will be responsible to arrange their own passport, visa (if applicable), housing, flight, and other travel coordination for the program.

    Other Notes and Information

    You must complete the online OIA Health and Safety session and the FCOB pre-departure orientation by February 24, 2019. The FCOB pre-departure orientation will be held on February 24, 2019 and is mandatory. If you miss attending any of the orientations, you will be dropped from the program.

    More information are provided on Strasbourg's Summer Exchange Factsheet (2019).

    Should you have any other questions that are not answered on the website, please contact the Exchange Program Coordinator, Kozue Isozaki at

  • Program Cost and Payment Information

    Program Estimated Expense: Approx. $ 973 to 1397 + OSU Tuition + Airfare

    *The given budget is an estimated cost from last year and is subject to change.

    $150 Application fee (non-refundable)

    $ varies OSU tuition for 7.5 credits

    $ varies International airfare

    $47 OIA International Health Insurance (estimate)

    $740 to 1200 Personal expense (estimate)

    OSU Tuition

    You must pay your OSU tuition for 7.5 credits on the summer term you are abroad (Summer 4-week Session Two), according to the OSU tuition and Fee Tables for OSU Business majors. If you end up taking more than 7.5 credits abroad, this tuition rate may change. Details of what is included and not included in this cost is listed below:

    • INCLUDED: Lectures, company visits, welcome/farewell events, and cultural visits at Strasbourg
    • NOT INCLUDED: Flight, visa, passport, health checkups, vaccinations, accommodation, meals, and other personal expenses while abroad.

    International Airfare

    International flights to and from the program destination is the responsibility of the student. It is required that you arrived/leave Strasbourg one day early/after the program starts/ends.

    OIA International Health Insurance

    This insurance is mandatory. You must still maintain a primary health insurance to allow the Office of International Affairs (OIA) supplemental international health insurance to work while abroad.

    Personal Expense

    This is an estimated cost provided on Strasbourg's budget sheet (2019).

    Other Notes

    Above total cost may fluctuate depending on how you use your funds and other external factors, such as currency conversion rates, etc.

    Passport application fees, health check-ups, vaccines, travel in order to obtain your visa (if applicable), etc., may be additional costs to the above total amount.

    Payment Instructions

    STEP 1: Pay your $150 application fee immediately upon application.

    Once you submit your application, this fee will post to your University Statement of Account and is to be paid no more than three days after submission of the application. It is recommended that you pay the application fee immediately after submitting your application. This application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted to your study abroad program or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.

    STEP 2: Pay your tuition by the payment deadline.

    You must pay your OSU tuition for Summer (4-week Session Two) according to the OSU tuition and fees deadline.

    STEP 3: Pay your other fees to OSU and Strasbourg by the deadline.

    The mandatory OIA international health insurance fee will be charged to your University Statement of Account closer to your departure for the program. Once charged, pay immediately. Follow Strasbourg's instruction on paying any other fees to Strasbourg, if any.

    Funding Your Global Experience

    Visit our Funding Your Global Experience page for information on available scholarships and information on funding opportunities.

    Cancellation Policy

    Should you withdraw or are dropped from the program after you have submitted your application, you will be assessed a $200 cancellation fee. This policy is subject to change and you may find the most updated information on the Office of International Affairs Cancellation Policy page.

    Other Notices

    If you withdraw or drop from the program, you are responsible for any associated cost due to your withdraw or drop from the program (i.e.: flights, housing, etc.). If you wish to withdraw, you must send a written withdrawal request to the Exchange Program Coordinator.

  • Eligibility

    All applicants must meet the following criteria by the time of application:

    • Fully admitted into a Fisher College of Business major
    • Must be a Sophomore or above (first-year students with sophomore rank are not eligible to participate)
    • 3.0 or above GPA
    • Completed pre-requisites of ECON 2001 and ECON 2002
    • Remain eligible based on the Office of International Affairs eligibility requirements and conditions for participation
    • Must have a valid passport for 6 months after your program end date

    *Students may not go abroad on their graduating term.

    International Students

    • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the U.S. after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).
    • All students/international scholars holding a U.S. visa who are participating in an Office of Global Business (OGB) program and have questions about international travel may schedule an appointment with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) International Student Services advisor.

    Drop Policy

    In order to continue in the program, you must attend the online OIA Health and Safety session and attend the FCOB pre-departure orientation by February 24, 2019. If you fail to attend these orientations, you will be dropped from the program at your own expense. You will be charged a $200 cancellation fee and your $150 application fee will not be refunded. Any travel arrangements which will require any fees due to your drop from the program will be your responsibility (i.e.: flights, housing, etc.).

    The Ohio State University does not allow students who have records of felonies or sexual offenses or who are on disciplinary probation to participate in The Ohio State University sponsored programs. In accordance with this policy, all students who have accepted their position for the Office of Global Business programs will be required to go through a disciplinary check by the Office of Student Conduct. A check is conducted both at the point of application to the program and prior to departure. Should either check reveal that you are on disciplinary probation, your application will become nullified and your acceptance rescinded. If you are found on probation after you have paid your $150 application fee, the application fee will not be refunded and you will be charged a $200 cancellation fee.

  • Application Process

    Application Steps

    Application deadline is February 1, 2020. Spots are limited and are given on a first come, first serve basis. You may not apply to go abroad on your graduating term.

    1. Read the "Before you Apply" section of the OIA website.
    2. Complete and upload required application documents on the application.
    3. Pay the non-refundable $150 application fee posted on your student account.
    4. Complete an interview.
    5. Expect to hear from the Office of Global Business 1-2 weeks after the application deadline.


    Application Documents

    Section 1: Applicant QuestionsText Field

    Be ready to answer each question below in around 200 words on the online application considering the below points:

    1. What led you to select this particular study abroad program?
    2. How will you prepare yourself for the difference in culture, academics, and so on?
    3. How will your participation in this program help you reach your personal and academic goals?
    4. How do you plan to be a good representative of Ohio State Abroad?

    Section 2: Application Document Upload Field

    Submit the below required documents on the online application.

    1. Resume
    2. Advising Report

    Section 3: Recommendation Letter

    Request a letter of recommendation on the online application. It is advised that you speak with the faculty member you will be asking to write your recommendation letter prior to submitting your application, and follow up after you have submitted your recommendation requests on the online application.

    It is requested that the faculty writing the letter covers the students’ academic performance and class room behavior/interactions that would support the students' maturity and ability to successfully perform in a different academic setting, as well as represent Fisher College of Business positively to our partner universities around the world.

  • Travel Preparations


    All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least 6 months past the dates of travel upon application.

    • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
    • If you are a U.S. citizen but do not currently have a passport, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible to obtain your U.S. passport before you submit your application.
    • If you are a U.S. citizen trying to apply for a passport, please see


    U.S. Passport Holders: In the past, U.S. citizens did not need to apply for a visa. However, visa requirements may change so double check with the French Embassy/Consulate for the most updated information.

    Non-U.S. Passport Holders: You will be responsible for obtaining your own visa for this program. You are required to have a French "short stay visa for studies" based on the travel itinerary and nature of the program. Visa requirements may change, so check with the French Embassy/Consulate for the most updated information.

    Visas for international students vary by travel destination and student nationality. As it may take some time to process a visa, please prepare in advance. Allow enough time to process documents and to renew the F-1 visa (if applicable), since the visa application may request you to submit a valid F-1 visa. You also must insure that you have the necessary documents to legally return to the U.S. after the program.


    Information on arranging suitable accommodations and paying for the accommodation in Strasbourg will be provided by Ecole de Management Strasbourg. According to information provided in the past by the partner university, housing is typically ready to be occupied 1-2 days before the official program start date, and can be used until 2-3 days after the official program end date. This may change, so confirm with the partner university.

    Pre-Departure Orientation

    You must complete the online OIA Health and Safety session and the FCOB pre-departure orientation by February 24, 2019. The FCOB pre-departure orientation will be held on February 24, 2019 and is mandatory. If you miss attending any of the orientations, you will be dropped from the program.

    Health and Safety Abroad

    Visit the Office of International Affairs Health and Safety page for more information related to:

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Travel Alerts
    • Disability Services
    • Emergency Contacts
    • Health Insurance
    • International Travel Consultation and Vaccinations
    • Medical/Non-Medical Emergencies
    • Safety Guidelines
    • Sexual Harrassment
    • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
    • Study Abroad Health Form
    • Student Code of Conduct

    Travel Plan Communication

    As a safety precaution, we require you to communicate your travel plans associated with the program that you are accepted to (flight, accommodation, phone/email contact while abroad, etc.).