The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the OSU language departments, the College of Humanities, and the Office of International Education offer a number of scholarships to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These scholarships enable students to travel abroad or to other institutions to improve their language skills and learn about the languages and cultures of other countries. For more information on scholarships, visit the Web sites of individual language departments offering study abroad programs. 

NSEP Boren Awards

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $25,000 for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $25,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at

For more information, please contact your Boren undergraduate scholarship campus representative, Dr. Rebecca Bias,, or contact the Boren Awards at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or  

Huntington International Fellowship

For further information about the Huntington Fellowship, please contact Rebecca Bias and refer to the Huntington Fellowship page.

Travel Warning Policy and Supplemental International Insurance

In countries under a current Department of State Travel Warning or other locations designated high risk, undergraduate students cannot use scholarship awards for study abroad programs and/or individual international projects outside of venues approved by Ohio State. Approved programs are communicated on the OIA website via the study abroad search engine:

Graduate and professional students may petition the International Travel Policy Committee for approval a minimum of three months prior to proposed travel.  Countries currently on Department of State Travel Warning can be viewed at:  For further information on the policy and/or the petition process, please contact Dru Simmons, international risk manager, (, Office of Risk Management and Insurance.

Ohio State students traveling to international locations for the purpose of study abroad, undergraduate or graduate/dissertation research, internships or independent study are required to enroll in the university’s supplemental international insurance which is provided through HTH Worldwide.  The insurance includes coverage for medical, evacuation, repatriation, emergency assistance, and political security and natural disaster.  Students participating in study abroad programming coordinated through the Office of International Affairs are automatically enrolled in the supplemental international insurance.  Students who are traveling abroad independently may enroll on-line for the supplemental insurance.  For instructions: