OGO Language Immersion Scholarship

Program Eligibility

Office of Global Opportunities Foreign Language Immersion Scholarship can be used for participation on:

Programs must be credit-bearing, and be at least two weeks in duration. Preference will be given to programs that are four weeks or longer. 

If you are unsure if your program qualifies for this award, please reach out to global.opportunities@ohio.edu.

Student Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled at Ohio University as a full-time degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student in good academic standing. 
  • Must be applying or accepted to a credit-bearing study away program sponsored by OHIO or another accredited institution. 
  • US citizens, permanent residents and international undergraduate OHIO students are encouraged to apply.  
  • Must be enrolled in at least one foreign language course or course taught in the foreign language during the program. Preference given to applicants taking a course load made up predominately of language courses or courses taught in the foreign language.

Preference will be given to applicants who are studying in non-traditional locations (outside of Western Europe, Oceania and North America), except in those cases where the foreign language isn't widely spoken outside of these locations.

Application Requirements

Read the requirements carefully to make sure you have the required information and materials before you proceed. Once you begin the common scholarship application, you will need to provide answers to all questions in one sitting in order to submit your application.  

  1. Common Short Essay Prompts - All Applicants
    • Tell us about yourself and your motivation to participate in a global experience. 
      • Consider: What should the scholarship committee know about you?   Why did you select this particular opportunity (location, length, subject area, etc.)?
    • Describe your prospective global experience and the impact it will have on you.
      • Consider: What do you hope to gain from this experience? How will this experience fit into your future academic and professional plans?
  2. Language Immersion Scholarship Additional Questions
    • Provide a list of the courses you will be taking in the foreign language. If you will be completing an internship in the foreign language, indicate the extent in which the host language will be used. 
    • What are your motivations for learning or improving your foreign language skills by studying abroad?
    • How will you improve your language proficiency in and out of the classroom while abroad?
    • How do you intend to use the language after your study abroad experience?

Award Amounts

Recipients of this award may receive up to $1,000. 

Awards are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with global opportunity programs. Award amounts may vary.

Total awards received from OHIO may not exceed combined program fee and estimated out of pocket costs (cost of attendance).

In order to receive an award, the student must be registered with the Office of Global Opportunities through the GO App. The award will be directly applied to students' OHIO accounts during the term in which the awardee is scheduled to travel.


  • Winter Break 22-23, Spring Semester 2023, and Spring Break 2023 Programs:
    • October 1, 2022 at 11:59pm
  • Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-2024 Programs
    • March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm

Note: It can take up to one month after the scholarship deadline for the scholarship committees aim to render their decisions. 

OGO Common Application for Scholarships

The OGO Language Immersion Scholarship is now part of the OGO Common Application for scholarships. Through the common application, OHIO students will be able to apply for multiple scholarships in one place. You can access the application here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to global.opportunities@ohio.edu or attend a drop in advising session.