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Study Away Program Proposal Process


Program Proposal

We are excited that you are interested in offering a faculty-led global experience! At this time, the proposal process is under revision and we are not accepting new program proposals. 

We plan to launch the updated proposal process later this fall. 

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Director of Global Opportunities and Study Away Committee (SAC) Chair, Catherine Marshall (marshalc@ohio.edu).

Travel Review and Pre-Approval Process (Risk Assessment)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs must be pre-approved by the Study Away Risk Assessment Committee and the Provost's Office. Please see OGO's Risk Management website for more details. If you need further assistance, please contact Kirsten Dabelko.


When traveling with students, it is important to be familiar with the policies related to students studying away from campus. OGO will hold a Faculty Director Training Workshop for all new faculty directors, co-directors and assistants. It is a one-time required meeting where staff from The Office of Legal Affairs will join our office to speak about topics related to leading a domestic or study abroad program.

For Directors Abroad and Away

Additionally, OGO has developed a number resources to assist faculty leading programs away from OHIO. Some are listed below, while others are accessible to program staff through emergency folders shared via OneDrive. 

Note that all program staff and potential accompanying dependents must sign up for international health insurance coverage (see below). Additionally, please read the health and safety information available here carefully.

Director Access to the Program Staff Portal

Student applications and required paperwork are collected in the Global Opportunities Application and Registration Portal (GO App). Once a program is approved, faculty directors work with OGO staff to tailor the application to each program’s requirements. Faculty directors are able access the Program Staff Portal and view applications. Please log in using the Ohio Login at https://ohiouniversityglobal.force.com/Faculty/.

Exchange Start-Up Information

Over the years, OHIO has entered into a number of exchange agreements. Exchanges offer the benefits of"

  1. careful assessment of curricular and academic compatibility for sending and receiving students, 
  2. promotion of ongoing and long-term academic connections between faculty and students,
  3. maintenance of tuition at the home/sending institution, and
  4. in some cases, diversity of international students within the undergraduate student population.

Exchanges are most successful when there is (1) direct faculty and departmental support, (2) long-term commitment and (3) an agreement is preceded by a careful analysis of specific curricular fits.

Promotion of exchange balance is vitally important to ensuring a successful exchange. Achieving a balanced number of students sent and students received is a perpetual challenge at OHIO and at most US universities; in short, more students are eager to attend a US college for a term or two than US students are eager to venture abroad. Consequently, OGO encourages carefully considered exchanges, preferably driven by student desire and study abroad trends.

Faculty, departments and colleges interested in pursuing an exchange agreement, should make contact Kate McClure katebmcclure@ohio.edu in the Office of Global Affairs to discuss their plans.