Mission and Vision


As a component of the larger land-grant institutional mission, the Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Office strives to strengthen the international dimension of OSU by promoting multicultural and international understanding. Through strategically positioned partnerships, the office seeks to provide high-impact, academically sound educational experiences aimed at preparing students to meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global society. Taking seriously the responsibility for developing future leaders, the office establishes programs that inspire students to lead, equip students with the skills and knowledge required to develop discipline specific global competencies, and provide students opportunities to effectively engage with local, national, and global communities as culturally perceptive citizens.


The Study Abroad Office will strive to serve all OSU students, including those traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, through creative, proactive, and responsive efforts. The office will engage with the local community to strengthen and coordinate international awareness across OSU and beyond.