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Student Exchange - Outbound Students

At Fisher, you have the opportunity to represent Fisher College of Business and OSU as an International Exchange Student with one of many highly-ranked exchange partners around the world. While Exchange is one of the most affordable ways to study internationally, the Office of International Affairs also has other study abroad programs that are available to all OSU students.

If you are planning to participate in a Fisher Student Exchange, please note that the application process typically begins ONE ACADEMIC YEAR prior to your intended program. (December 31st [undergraduate] and January 15 [graduate] deadline for 2014-2015 academic year). Applications will be received online and will be admitted in a first come first serve basis.

Before applying, we suggest you update your resume, write a statement of intent relating how Student Exchange will complement your education and career objectives, and request one letter of recommendation from an OSU (preferably Fisher) faculty member. This letter should state that you would be a good representative of Fisher in the International Exchange Program and are academically prepared to study abroad.

Additionally for undergraduates, it is required that you meet with Jane Palmer, an undergraduate academic advisor, to complete the “Course Planning Worksheet”. This work sheet will confirm you are eligible for exchange, and help you understand the list of courses needed before your graduation. This information will guide you as you select your Host Institution. Please be aware that certain restrictions are in place, e.g. you are not permitted to take an introductory class for your major while abroad. Please discuss these kinds of issues with Jane.

For more detailed instruction on the application and processes that follow, please visit the Step-by-Step Process page. Most general questions are also answered on the FAQ page for outbound exchnage.

Go Global General Walk-in Info Session

To learn more about all global programs offered and their deadlines, attend one of the general walk-in sessions listed below:

Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Mason Hall 239

Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Mason Hall 239

Exchange Weekly Info Session

To learn more about the exchange program, attend one of the weekly info sessions available from September 9 to November 25, 2013. Meeting time are below:

Monday 12:30 am - 1:30 pm Mason Hall 239

Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mason Hall 239


NOTICE: In countries under a current Department of State Travel Warning, undergraduate students cannot use scholarship awards for study abroad programs and/or individual international projects outside of venues approved by Ohio State.  Graduate and professional students may petition the Study Abroad Health and Safety Committee for approval a minimum of three months prior to proposed travel.  Countries currently on Department of State Travel Warning can be viewed at:  For further information on the policy and/or the petition process, please see the Office Of International Affairs, Travel Advisory Warnings and Petitions page, or contact Dru Simmons (, international risk manager.