Huntington International Fellowship



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The Huntington National Bank pledged over $300,000 to The Ohio State University Campaign in the form of an endowed fund to benefit humanities students interested in international business and foreign languages. Applications for the fellowship program are now available in the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures.


This program is intended to permit students majoring in the humanities with interest and supporting work in international business and trade to spend an extended time abroad to enhance their fluency in the foreign language, their knowledge of the foreign culture, and their understanding of the workings and environment of international commerce.


Students must:

  1. Be sophomores or juniors at The Ohio State University at the time of the application;
  2. Have completed a minimum of the first two years (three semesters) of OSU foreign language study or its equivalent prior to the study abroad experience;
  3. Be able to demonstrate serious interest in, commitment to, and involvement in, business, commerce, or industry.


Application deadline: TBD Spting 2019                            
Announcement of awards: TBD Spring 2019

PDF icon Application for Huntington 17-18.pdf

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Application requirements include: a letter of application (to “Huntington International Fellows, c/o Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures, The Ohio State University') that contains a statement of purpose and describes the applicant's proposed program and two letters of recommendation (including at least one from a language professor). Personal interviews of finalists are required.


Coordination and administration are provided by the OSU Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Working with the Center, representatives of The Huntington National Bank, the appropriate OSU foreign language department, the OSU Office of International Affairs, and others, the applicants will identify programs in the target country that will provide both linguistic and academic advancement as well as work or internship experiences in the formal commercial business environment.  Courses taken in the target country MUST be in the target language including internship work.  Preference is given to students studying language at the advanced level.


Awards of varying amounts, depending on total amount available in the account, may be used to cover travel, tuition, and living costs. Award amounts begin at $500.00.

For further information please contact Pattie Strope,

Important Notes:

1.      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:

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