Study Abroad


Students Studying AbroadLiterary Locations

The Department of English is home to two study abroad programs for undergraduates from across the university. The first is our Literary Locations Program, which is typically offered during both the autumn and spring terms. This program engages students in a semester-long course focused on the literature of a particular city and historical period(s), for example: the literature of sixteenth-century Venice and eighteenth- and ninetheenth-century Florence). Students then spend ten days abroad in that location along with their classmates and the course instructor.

The Literary Locations offers students the opportunity to earn upper-level credit, which can be applied to their English majors, English minors or overall university degrees. 

Summer Study Abroad

The Summer Study Abroad Program, offered in the May session, enables students to study the art and history of a location while also living there for a month over the summer. Through the program, students will take a three credit hour course which focuses on a specific contribution of a particular city to the world, for example: The Literature of London-London on Stage and Screen. As a part of the course, students will visit sites and engage in activities relevant to the course subject like seeing plays, visiting art galleries and taking literary/historical walks in London.

The Summer Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to earn upper-level credit, which can be applied to their English majors, English minors or overall university degrees. 

Global Human Rights and English Studies

Global Human Rights and English Studies and its accompanying trip are part of the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme. Students who wish to participate will enroll in a three credit course, English 4554 for SU'19, after which, they will embark on a week-long trip abroad. 

Global May

Global May programs are offered by the Office of International Affairs, though some are led by English faculty. These programs are unique in that they are specifically intended for first- and second-year students of any major, allowing students to begin their global education early in their college careers. All programs are led by Ohio State faculty, feature instruction in English and, with the exception of the India Global Summer program, take place over May session. Each Global May program will allow students to explore the history, culture, current events and major issues of its titular country. 


For information on study abroad opportunities offered outside of the Ohio State Department of English, visit the university's Office of International Affairs.

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