Exchange and study abroad
These are typically semester-long or academic year experiences, where students are integrated into host university academic model and student community. Exchange programs offer the broadest range of available courses and are arguably the most immersive study experience for students. They are also amongst the most affordable opportunities (for the number of credits earned/duration of time abroad), as cost is based on a complementary exchange of students, with outgoing OSU students paying their home campus tuition (or, in the case of IE3 system-wide exchanges, a program fee that is roughly equivalent to tuition). These experiences are offered on an institutional (OSU) or system-wide (IE3) basis.
- Check deadlines! Plan to apply at least 6 months in advance of departure. The application deadlines for OSU GO programs are listed below:
- Summer Programs: March 15
- Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
- Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Spring Term Programs: November 15
- Apply through OSU GO
Key Partner Universities
The University of Canterbury, located in idyllic Christchurch, New Zealand, is ranked globally in the top 100 universities for its Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Departments in the broader College of Engineering. Housed within their College of Engineering is the School of Forestry, which boasts programs in Forestry Science and Forest Engineering. For those looking continue on their path towards a College of Forestry degree from OSU while getting the opportunity to study abroad, we encourage you to look into how the University of Canterbury could fit your interests. Browse the course offerings here.
Study Abroad Programs
Study abroad programs are variable in duration (anywhere from intensive 2-week sessions to full academic or calendar years) and can range in focus, destination, and cost. Students may be taught at a study center or other location in a group of comprised of only American (or international) students, or they may be integrated into an overseas host institution, depending upon the program. Some programs may be interdisciplinary and include research or service components. Students must participate in an OSU approved program to be eligible to receive credit and funding. These include programs through OSU GO, CIEE, and IE3.
Additionally, the College of Forestry offers forestry-specific, short-term (2-week to one term) study abroad sessions across the world. These destination programs generally have a specific thematic focus and are conceived and ultimately led by esteemed OSU faculty.