Education Abroad


OSU students from numerous disciplines increasingly travel to Africa to study. Some participate in short or long-term programs arranged through their departments and OIA. Other students participate in other institutions programs, or arrange their own independent study, internships, field experience, or research. 

Uganda Global May students at Qaddafi Mosque

Current OSU programs include ATI Arts and Service Learning-Ghana, Francophone Africa: Between Tradition and Modernity (Senegal), Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community; Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World;  and Uganda Global May, as well as more specialized programs such as Genocide and its Aftermath in RwandaEngineering Service Learning – Ghana, Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare – South Africa, Nursing Experience in Ethiopia, and Tropical Animal Husbandry and Health-Cameroon.

Short term programs for STEP students are available in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda.  Many alternative programs in Africa are available as well through non-OSU providers. For the comprehensive list, go to Education Abroad’s Search Programs.

Population and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa, led by Dr. Sam Clark, is a new month-­long experiential learning program in South Africa. It provides students with a broad understanding of health and population issues affecting Africa, with a specific emphasis on South Africa.