The Office of International Affairs is proud to announce the second year of the
Language Excellence and Academic Preparedness
(LEAP) program. LEAP is a three-week pre-first semester non-credit program that will prepare first-year international students for The Ohio State University experience.
Why international students should apply to LEAP:
- The program is basically FREE! Students have to pay the $950 fee upfront but will be reimbursed with a $950 scholarship if they successfully complete the program
- Students will arrive early to Ohio State and have the opportunity to improve their spoken English skills and their academic preparedness
- Students will explore campus resources, go on trips and get acclimated to life in Columbus
- Students will be living on campus, will receive a city bus pass for transportation and will be given a generous living stipend to purchase meals, goods and services
- Upon completion of LEAP, students will be more prepared to start their college journey at Ohio State
To learn more and apply, visit
The priority deadline is June 1 - admission will occur on a rolling basis prior to June 1. The final deadline to apply is July 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Only 30 students will be selected.