Getting Started

Are you ready to take the first steps toward your education abroad experience through OSU GO? Use these resources to begin your journey.

Start by setting up an OSU GO Getting Started account through our online portal.  This will provide us with some important information that will help us support you through the program selection process.  Once completed, our team will connect with you directly to discuss next steps and provide follow up support. 

If you have specific questions, you can also email our OSU GO Ambassadors directly @  

OSU GO Advising

Located in University Plaza, Suite 130(SW corner of 15th and Western Blvd). Getting Started appointments can be scheduled at University Plaza or within specific colleges on campus after creating a Getting Started account. Appointments times may vary depending on location and Ambassador schedules.  

Helpful Resources

Additional Information

Future OSU Students

If you are considering attending OSU, the education abroad offerings are a definite plus. OSU study abroad, IE3 Global Internships, and the International Degree stand out:

  • All approved study abroad programs earn resident credit, not transfer credit.  This means that courses you complete abroad will be applied to your degree plan as if you took them on campus.
  • IE3 Global Internships are a fantastic way to stand out when applying for a job.  You'll also earn credit toward your degree, so if you are considering a major that requires an internship, you can take care of it abroad.
  • Education abroad options fit into your fact, the department you will join at OSU already has some suggestions about when to go and which programs will offer credit in your major.
  • Since you're a resident student at OSU when you go abroad, you take your OSU financial aid and scholarships with you and are eligible to apply for more.

All future OSU students should visit with a representative from OSU GO at admissions events, or request an appointment when you visit campus. To get involved, contact Admissions.

Non-OSU Students

Students from other colleges are welcome to apply to select programs administered by OSU and IE3 Global programs by enrolling as non-degree seeking students for the term(s) of the OSU study abroad program.  Non-degree students are responsible for working with their home campus study abroad office and the financial aid office at their home institution. Before making an application, the student should contact OSU GO to learn if the program they are interested in accepts non-OSU degree seeking students.