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. There is also a $50 application fee charged by OSU's Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO).
Step 1: Complete the electronic OSU GO application. Download this PDF for step-by-step instructions for completing the COB Stonehill Exchange Application. Note: Do not apply to individual country locations. You will list country preferences within the "Stonehill Exhange Application".
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 top three location preferences. The statement submitted should:
Be 2-3 pages in length, double-spaced.
Include responses to the following:
Describe the leading motivations to selecting your first choice location.
Why do you think the College of Business should offer to place you with your first choice location?
What factors influenced the selection of your 2nd and 3rd locations?
NOTE: Top 3 location preferences are submitted on a form that is part of the COB Stonehill Exchange application
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.