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.
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 travel.state.gov.
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.
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 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!
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (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.