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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Milan, Italy; Padua, Italy; Venice, Italy; Verona, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:




Add a global edge to your Industry Immersion experience in May 2019. Join us for our new cross-functional program in Italy - home to fashion retail giants, leaders of automotive design and construction, dozens of household brands, and a powerhouse middle market. After completing your 1-credit Spring Semester course on campus, travel across Northern Italy, including Venice, Padua, Verona, and Milan. Join us for must-see sites and behind-the-scenes access to companies across Italian industry.


Your itinerary takes you to cities across Northern Italy. Venice, "The City of Bridges," is renowned for its intricate web of canals across 117 islands and functions as a major logistics center in Italy. Padua, a university town boasting the patronage of Galileo, serves as inspiration for great artists and thinkers across generations. Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its urban architecture. Milan, a corner of the famous Italian "industrial triangle," is a leading industrial hub, financial center, and fashion capital on the world stage. 


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Doug Farren
Fisher College of Business

Andrea Prud'homme
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit

BUSADM 2798 - SA03 Study Tour: International (1 credit)
2019 Spring Semester Second Session 
Mondays (2/27/19-4/22/19), 11am-12pm in Gerlach 275
Andrea Prud'homme and Doug Farren

The course is designed to integrate industry expertise with a global context and prepare you for your meetings with companies in Italy. Course content will include a historical overview and an introduction to business in the region.



Application Requirement

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
  • Third or fourth year student with a major/minor in business (preference given to current and former participants in the Fisher College of Business Industry Immersion program)
  • 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 applying for a passport, go to



Program Costs

You are responsible for paying:
  •      The Ohio State University tuition
  •      Program fee: $2,340
  •      $150 application

This program fee will include accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, five lunches, and four group dinners. The program fee does not include international airfare, 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



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.

The most valuable thing I gained from this program was learning about the different cities' cultures as well as learning about different businesses in Italy. I loved taking guided walking tours of each city we visited; we also got to visit unique landmarks and do fun activities, such as going on a gondola ride! The businesses gave us an insight on Italy's business world and how day-to-day operations are run. Overall, everything about this program was invaluable and I am so glad I participated in it!
     — Spring, 2018 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018
11/15/2018 05/02/2019 05/11/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the US.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.