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International Programs

Our faculty, staff and students operate in a competitive global marketplace where engineering designs and products are increasingly integrated into global networks and supply chains. Through strategic investments and targeted collaborations, The Ohio State University College of Engineering is positioned to be a leader in international engineering education, engagement and research.

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Global Reach

Ohio State Engineering is a global community with an ever-expanding array of international assets. In addition to alumni living and working around the globe, the College also brings the world to Columbus, hosting more than 300 Visiting International Scholars who teach and conduct research shoulder-to-shoulder with our faculty and students.

Developing global competencies is also critical for students to participate in the global marketplace. The College offers many options to internationalize engineering degrees:

  • sending more than 400 engineering students abroad to nearly 40 countries to enhance their understanding of the world and the international aspects of engineering
  • infusing global perspectives into the undergraduate curriculum by educating students on the impact of global cultural diversity on engineering decisions
  • developing and encouraging international internship opportunities
  • building upon international agreements with universities and research centers on five continents and supporting a global network of learning partners and collaborators