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  • Locations: Turin, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • 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: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, Mechanical Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Program Description:




The purpose of this SEA is to deepen the academic relationship between Ohio State University and Politecnico di Torino in the field of engineering by providing a framework for qualified undergraduate engineering students seeking a global education to spend a semester studying engineering at one another’s university. The number of exchange students selected each year will vary based on a mutual agreement between the two universities.


Turin is a mid-sized city located in northwestern Italy and surrounded on two sides by the Alps.  Humans have inhabited the environs for centuries, and Turin itself has the distinction of being Italy’s first capital. The city has remained an important cultural and economic center for the country and the region.  Travelers to this city can choose from a long list of amazing and unique museums.


Admitted students will stay in the Collegio Universitario di Torino “Renato Einaudi.” Interested students can learn more about these accommodations here.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one. 



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ENGR 5797.10. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with Anna Corlew beforehand.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be declared majors in Mechanical Engineering, enrolled in their third or fourth year of their engineering curriculum, and 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.

Complete applications will include a letter of recommendation from recent instructors; the strong preference is for referees who can comment on an applicant's Mechanical Engineering coursework. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. Acceptance decisions generally follow in December or January.



Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many 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

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

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.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.




Information Sessions

  • Information sessions for this and other education abroad programs sponsored by the College of Engineering will be scheduled throughout Autumn semester. Please check this site later in the summer for details!


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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.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
10/15/2019 03/01/2020 06/13/2020

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This program is currently not accepting applications.