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United Nations Annual Climate Summit Program

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This unique program will take Ohio State students to the frontlines of the battle to deal with climate change, the United Nations annual climate summit known as the Conference of the Parties, or COP.

The goal is to allow students to be a part of the historic negotiations now ongoing between hundreds of countries and territories to address climate change. Travel to COP will be the culmination of History 4705 in Autumn Semester, which leads up to the trip to the UN climate meeting. 

Ohio State's Department of History has one of the best Environment, Health, Science, and Technology research constellations in the world. This program will offer advanced training in the history and global politics of climate change. 

The 2023 COP took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Students stayed in a well-located, modest hotel near COP. Students were in double and triple rooms.

This program is open to students of all majors and ranks. In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Watch this space for information on future program opportunities.

Visit the Global Education website for further information.

Resident Directors

Bart Elmore
Department of History

Nick Breyfogle
Department of History 

Ohio State Program Contact

Jeannie Simmons
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