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  • Locations: Almhult, Sweden; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Program FCOB Sustain Bus tab 1

Explore the latest trends in sustainability. Coursework and travel to The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden during May 2019 asks you to reexamine how individuals and institutions in other political, economic and social settings view the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability initiatives in business.


Consistently ranked at the top of global sustainability indices, Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands provide the perfect environment for learning and exploration. While in-country, survey the local business climate, meeting with domestic and multi-national companies. Round out your travel experience with scheduled cultural tours. 

Previous business meetings include AkzoNobel, Ikea, Sustainalytics, Kalundborg Symbiosis, KPMG, Rotterdam School of Management, Atlas Copco, etc.

Previous cultural tours include the Roskilde Viking Museum, Pilgrim Fathers Church Rotterdam, Sluseholmen Canal District, etc.


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Neil Drobny
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit FCOB Sustain Bus tab 2

BUSADM 2798 - SA01 Study Tour: International (1 credit)
2019 Spring Semester Second Session (7 weeks)
Tuesdays (2/27/19-4/22/19), 5:30-6:30pm in Enarson Classroom Building 326
Dr. Neil Drobny

The course is designed to integrate industry expertise with a global context and prepare you for your meetings with companies in Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands. Course content will include an introduction to sustainability and a historical overview of the region.



Application Requirement FCOB Sustain Bus tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, 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.
  • Enrolled as undergraduate student at OSU
  • At least sophomore standing
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • No student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action
  • Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted 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



Program Costs FCOB Sustain Bus tab 4

You are responsible for paying:
  • The Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $3,846
  • $150 application
  • international airfare

This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, two lunches, and four group dinners. 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 Sustain Bus 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.


None at this time.

In the US, sustainability is not as prevalent in companies (especially large firms where it is not their main business function) as in The Netherlands or Sweden. The fields of the companies we visited varied widely including financial investment research, consulting, marketing and trend research, renewable energy, manufacturing equipment production, and procurement. Knowing that I want to work in the field of sustainability, being able to learn about all these different types of businesses was really valuable and opened up my eyes to potential careers for myself.
     — Spring, 2018 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/15/2018
11/30/2018 05/11/2019 05/25/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to/from the US

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This program is currently not accepting applications.