Study Abroad



A study abroad experience is a great way to enhance your undergraduate education by being exposed to different cultures and ideas, meeting new people, and earning course credit.

The College of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering are committed to supporting students who wish to pursue study abroad opportunities. 

The Department of Civil, Environmental Engineering is home to two, unique study abroad experiences:

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure in Italy



Conducted with The University of Udine, this study abroad program features pre-travel lectures followed by two weeks of travel in Italy. Students participate in site visits and roundtable discussions highlighting the differences between infrastructure in Italy and the United States.

ENGR 5797.20  (3 credit hours)

TE in EnvE CE Su 2019

Resident Director:



Linda Weavers

Professor, Environmental Engineering

Co-director, Ohio Water Resources Center


Resilient and Sustainable Communities: Maji Marwa



This interdisciplinary service learning initiative brings together students from across Ohio State and the University of Dodoma to solve engineering and development challenges related to providing clean and accessible drinking water to the village of Marwa, located in the Same district of Tanzania. Students will contribute to the sustainability of a partnered community’s long-term food, water, energy, and health systems. In addition to participating in service in a global context, students will explore the complex challenges and opportunities of sustainable development in rural Tanzania.

Resident Director:



Michael Hagenberger

Professor of Practice, Structural Engineering

Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning, College of Engineering


Supplemental Travel Insurance

All Ohio State University students traveling to international locations for the purpose of undergraduate or graduate research, international internships, or independent study as part of their academic program are required to enroll in the university's supplemental travel insurance. This supplemental travel insurance provides medical coverage while abroad, as well as medical evacuation, evacuation in the event of a natural disaster or political disturbance and repatriation. 

For more information on supplemental travel insurance and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

It is recommended that you apply for the insurance at least three weeks prior to your departure date.

Group International Travel Report Form

Organizers/leaders of trips not coordinated through OIA must complete the Group International Travel Report Form (Download).

The Form must be completed and submitted to International Risk Manager Dru Simmons ( at least 90 days prior to the intended departure date.

Additionally, Ohio State students/groups travelling to countries under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning are required to file a a petition and obtain pre-approval for travel.  A full list of countries currently under a Travel Warning can be found at:

For additional information, please see Ohio State’s Travel Modification, Relocation, Evacuation or Suspension policy or contact the International Risk Manager (simmons.541@osu).

More Study Abroad Opportunities

Visit the College of Engineering's International Programs page.

COE Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts

Preparing for International Study