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The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 15 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report released today.

Ohio State ranks 7th among the nation’s colleges and universities with 2,255 students studying abroad in 2012-13, a 31 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,139 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Of those students studying on short-term programs, 447 were first and second year students.

Ohio State ranks 14th in the nation with 6,800* international students enrolled in 2013, an increase of five percent.

These findings were issued as part of the 2014 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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The Global Internship Program, facilitated by the Global Gateways with support from the Office of Student Life, is now accepting applications for internship placements in 2015. This program is non-credit bearing and available only to Chinese citizens. Full-time Chinese Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and backgrounds are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.

The Global Internship Program focuses on providing professional opportunities to Ohio State students in Gateway countries by placing them in internships with companies throughout China. The Shanghai-based staff of the China Gateway assists students during the interview process and leads an in-country orientation for accepted applicants. Potential internship placement companies include Apple, Bosch, Erico, Fiat Chrysler and IBM.

To learn more about the Global Internship Program and how to apply, visit oia.osu.edu/china/programs.

With assistance from Ohio State’s China Gateway office and the China Travel Guide, visits to China can be made easy for members of the Ohio State community traveling on university business. The China Travel Guide serves as an information toolkit for faculty and staff to better understand the international travel process, learn about the local culture and obtain the most out of a business trip to China. The guide provides information about arrangements for pre-departure and post-arrival, how to select the appropriate visa and insight into the local Chinese culture. Learn more about the China Gateway and how it can facilitate focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad.

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