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  • Locations: Basel, Switzerland; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Geneva, Switzerland; Lausanne, Switzerland; Lucerne, Switzerland; Montreaux, Switzerland; Mt. Pilatus, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Pharmacy
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Pharmacy Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Jennifer Bickley
Program Description:
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This spring break study abroad experience (Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 17, 2019) will expose students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences undergraduate major, the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program (Pharm D), and students in the College's Pharmacy Club to pharmaceutical and healthcare issues in Switzerland. Contrasts and comparisons will be made between said issues while students study in the United States and Switzerland. Students will also be introduced to the sights and sounds of Switzerland and surrounding historical and cultural sites while studying the pharmaceutical curriculum. The in-class and study abroad components will be taught using the expertise of a faculty member from the College of Pharmacy along with Student Affairs staff from the College of Pharmacy.


This program will be focused on pharmaceutical facilities located in Switzerland. 


Students will stay in double occupancy rooms at a central located hotels. All rooms will be equipped with private bathrooms. Breakfast is included.

Resident Directors

Joe Orozco 
College of Pharmacy

Polly Pinelli
College of Pharmacy

Ohio State Program Contact

Jenny Bickley
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Courses and Credit

Accepted students will be enrolled in the PHR 5798 course for three credit hours in Spring Semester 2019 to participate in this program. Class will be held Spring Semester 2019, first session. Undergraduate pharmaceutical science majors and PharmD students can use two credits towards electives within their educational program.

Through participation in this program students can expect to (1) develop a global perspective with regards to health care and the pharamcist's role, (2) learn about health care in a global setting, and (3) learn about pharmacy's role in the delivery of health care.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, a student must be an undergraduate in pharmaceutical science major; rank 1, 2, or 3 PharmD student; or a registered member of the College's Pharmacy Club. Students must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in the related course and on campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

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.

Applications for this program will open on September 19.


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

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,590 program fee. The program fee includes return airfare to Switzerland, accommodation in a centrally located hotel, some meals, all in-country transportation, airport transfers, supplemental insurance and all entries to sites. It does not cover passport and visa fees (if required), the cost of some meals, personal expenses or purchases and baggage fees (if applicable).

The College of Pharmacy will be providing the $1,000 scholarship for College of Pharmacy-enrolled students (both BSPS & PharmD) who are accepted into the program.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they 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.




Information Sessions

Wed. 9/12: 11:30am-12:30pm, Parks Hall Room 544
Wed. 9/12: 5:30-6:30pm, Parks Hall Room 107
Tues. 9/18: 11:30am-12:30pm, Parks Hall Room 544
Tues. 9/18: 5:30-6:30pm, Parks Hall Room 107


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)
Swiss Embassy:
Lonely Planet Switzerland:

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/22/2018
10/30/2018 03/09/2019 03/17/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.