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International Engagement

The Global Pharmacy Initiative is dedicated to enhancing the health of global citizens by contributing to the advancement of pharmacy education, research and practice both locally and globally.

Through collaboration with global partners, our faculty, staff, and students are involved in creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities.

The college fosters opportunities for the international exchange of people and ideas across borders. Our partners are able to engage in pharmacy education, research, and practice in Central Ohio; and Ohio State students, staff, and faculty engage in opportunities with partners abroad.

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Global Education - International Pharmacy Experience

The College of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Office of International Affairs, offers an annual, short-term international group travel experience to undergraduates and PharmD students.

This unique experience helps students gain an understanding of pharmaceutical and healthcare considerations of another country, enabling students to relate this experience to the larger context of their future profession.

The 2024 International Pharmacy Experience will travel to Montpellier and Paris, France during Ohio State’s Spring Break, March 9-17, 2024. During this group travel program, students will learn about healthcare and pharmacy in France through guest lectures and site visits, while experiencing French culture and history.

The 2024 program application cycle has closed. The destination for the 2025 International Pharmacy Experience is London, England. Program information will be shared in late summer 2024. 

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“This global education opportunity allowed me to not only travel by myself and establish a sense of independence, but it also allowed me to travel while learning about one of my greatest passions, pharmacy. I knew this opportunity to learn about the role of a pharmacist in Switzerland would contribute to this interest and would allow me to learn about how I can be advocating for the role of a pharmacist in Ohio.”

Bethany Clotz
Doctor of Pharmacy student