Being placed in one of the Business exchange locations is a highly competitive process. Keep this in mind as you prepare the required application materials.
Step 1: Complete the electronic OSU GO application. Download this PDF for step-by-step instructions.
A Personal Statement will be required. This will be your only opportunity to convince the COB to approve placing you at your first choice location. Be clear, specific, and informed regarding your reasons, influences, research, and goals as they relate to your first choice location. The statement submitted should:
Be 2-3 pages in length, double spaced.
Include answers to these questions:
Why COB should send you to your 1st choice location?
What influenced the selection of your 2nd and 3rd locations?
Step 2: Interview
All students who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited for a group interview with COB Exchange Coordinators/Advisors. Please monitor your email for information and instructions on how to prepare for and schedule the interview. The interview process is also an extremely important step in helping the Exchange Coordinators determine placement of each eligible applicant.
Step 3: Conduct Check.
A campus conduct check is completed for all applicants. If you have concerns about previous misconduct violations on campus or off, please consult an Academic Advisor.
Step 4: Placement Decisions Announced and Program Fees Due
Applicants are selected for the Exchange Program based on their perceived adaptability, maturity level and academic performance. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an email with a placement offer and deadline for confirming acceptance of the offer. If you agree to the program location offer, you agree to also pay the non-refundable program fee of $400. This amount will be billed to your student account during the term you are enrolled in BA348/BA349.