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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Bremen, Germany; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Hamburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Program FCOB Freshmen tab 1

Fast track your global education! Freshman Global Lab gives students admitted directly to the Fisher College of Business the opportunity to earn 1.5 credits during 2 weeks in Hamburg, Germany. The program includes visits to leaders of manufacturing, experts in logistics and an international renowned port to highlight BUSML 3380: Logistics Management curriculum in an applied setting.


Germany, the largest economy in Europe and the top ranking country on the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index, provides the setting for Freshman Global Lab. Accommodations are based in Hamburg, the largest port city in Germany, known as the "Tor zer Welt" (Gateway to the World). Explore the city, from the Holy Roman Empire to WWII, from sweet Franzbroetchen to flavors of the local night market. Around every corner a new adventure awaits!

Tentative business visits include Airbus, NKG Kala, Mercedes, etc.


Students will stay in triple occupancy hostel rooms.

Resident Directors

Mike Knemeyer
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit FCOB Freshmen tab 2

BUSML 3380 - Logistics Management (1.5 credit), Prof. Mike Knemeyer
Concepts and methods used to plan and manage logistics activities in a business environment. Understanding of the components of logistics management and tradeoffs required to manage the integrated flow of goods through the supply chain.



Application Requirements FCOB Freshmen tab 3

In order to be eligible for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume.
  • Freshman student admitted directly to Fisher College of Business (at time of application)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • No student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action"
  • Complete ECON 2002.01: Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 2001.01: Principles of Microeconomics before the dates of travel
  • Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business


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



Program Costs FCOB Freshmen tab 4

Students are responsible for paying:
  • The Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $3,598
  • $150 application fee
  • International airfare
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, and nine select group meals. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, you will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

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.



Information Sessions FCOB Freshmen tab 5


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (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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Learning in an different culture. I think it's important that everyone learns about other countries and cultures. Especially in business because it's highly likely you will do some international work later in your career.
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 11/01/2018
11/15/2018 05/18/2019 06/01/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.