The Scientific Roots in Europe program offers an opportunity for students to study science in a cross-cultural setting. The on-campus spring semester course is intended to give students a deeper understanding of the context in which significant discovery in the biological sciences occurred and continues to occur in England and France. In addition, students will further develop their skills in research and in oral and/or written presentations, and they will experience a different but comfortably accessible culture in London and Paris as the class visits sites discussed during the term. Students will research and discuss topics relevant to the history of biology, including the Royal Society, HMS Endeavour, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Kew Gardens, and Cambridge University. After the first half of spring semester in Columbus, the group will spend spring break visiting traditional sites of historical and scientific significance such as the British Museum, Down House, the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle and other locations corresponding to the course topics. The course will resume after spring break and students will process their experience and complete a final project.
Sites will be visited throughout London and Paris.
Students will stay in modest tourist-class hotels in each location.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,733 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, transportation, accommodations, some group meals and entrance to sites. It does not include most meals, personal expenses, a passport or immunizations.
This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Arts and Sciences.
The detailed breakdown of costs can be found on the budget sheet.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
September 20, 2018, 4:30PM - 5:30PM; 160 Enarson Classroom Building
October 24, 2018, 4:30PM - 5:30PM; 160 Enarson Classroom Building
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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The class made me more comfortable about expressing my personality in front of my superiors and helped prepare me for unpredictable situations. Additionally, the program provided me with a greater understanding of foreign cultures. These factors will certainly help me in my academics and my future career.