How to Get Started

It's easy to get started!

Start the process of studying or interning abroad by setting up an account through our online portal by clicking the button below. Your Get Started account provides us with important information that will help us support you through the program selection process. Once you complete the quick and easy Get Started process, someone from our team will connect with you directly to discuss your next steps in a individual advising session. When you come to this meeting, it is helpful to have some ideas of what and where you would like to study, but if you don't, that's OK too!  To get an idea about which study abroad program or international internship is right for you, check out our Study Abroad Programs page. If you have specific questions, you can also email our OSU GO Ambassadors directly at

Get Started

Steps to going abroad

  1. Visit the GO Office website
  2. Click on the STUDENTS tab
  3. Check out the resources that will help you to choose a program:
  1. Create a Student Account in the GO portal - After you complete the questionnaires in your OSU GO account, one of our Peer Advisors will invite you to an advising meeting. In this meeting, you will discuss programs that align with your academic and personal goals, the next steps of the application process, and financial aid and scholarship options. If you have specific questions, you can also email our Peer Advisors at
  2. Research and apply to scholarships
  3. Gather information about program cost and how much financial aid can be applied to program
  4. Apply to GO program by the deadline - After finalizing your program choice, your Peer Advisor will open the program-specific portion of your OSU GO application. From this point, you will work with OSU GO Staff as you complete the application process