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The Summer Institute aims to utilize Athens and the OHIO campuses as an educational and cultural hub offering a number of short-term programs in the summer. The target audience ranges from international students from abroad to domestic and international students in the U.S., from high school students to entry level and senior level professionals. The Office of Global Opportunities  is exploring options to develop and offer diverse and transformative short term academic programs for the summer.  
  • The OHIO Global Academy  offers two experiential course modules.  Each two-week program explores the current challenges and opportunities shaping an increasingly interconnected world. These programs seek to engage participants to develop ideas and approaches for addressing the global and local fight against issues including poverty, inequality, and injustice.  The supportive although intense nature of the summer residency programs offer students a unique combination of lectures, discussions, training labs, community visits, and field trips, as well as English language support for non-native speakers.



  • Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) offers a "Go International" summer program, a one-week multicultural experience for high school students. The enrolled students learn basic Japanese and cross-cultural communication by studying and socializing with high school students from Tokyo who are on campus studying English. 


  • The Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies hosts its annual High School Media Workshop  each July. The July 2015 workshop welcomed students from eight states and an international student from Vietnam. While at OHIO, the students were introduced to the latest techniques and equipment in audio, video, games & animation, and storytelling/producing.


  • Ohio University offers a wide range of youth sports and recreational programs on campus during the summer. These programs are designed to engage youth in fun while learning about and gaining skills in golf, basketball, soccer and other activities.


  • Students interested in a career in journalism are able to enroll in an intensive four-day lesson in the profession during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s High School Journalism Workshop each summer. The July 2015 workshop welcomed the largest group to date, as it was made up of 141 students from 14 states and Canada. The week introduced students to fundamentals of journalism from conducting interviews and story topics to more advanced subjects such as web design and photography.






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