In an article about how Ohio universities are drawing more international students, the Columbus Dispatch highlights the Ohio State Summer English Conversation Partners Program at Kafe Kerouac. Published on June 23, 2014, the article notes how Ohio State has nearly tripled its international undergraduate enrollment in the past five years. Ohio State had 3,345 international undergrads and 2,694 graduate students last school year.
When Ohio State received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization earlier this year, it was the culmination of the university’s efforts to develop programs, course work and outreach opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, and abroad. While “comprehensive internationalization” can seem like an abstract concept, it’s plain to see at Ohio State. There are a myriad ways in which Ohio State continues to enhance its global stature through its teaching, research and engagement mission. More international students are finding their way to Ohio State; students are studying abroad in record numbers; grants and scholarships are supporting research, language immersion programs, area studies and study abroad; international themes are integrated into the curriculum; and connections are made in regions throughout the world as a result of Ohio State's Global Gateways. View osu.edu to discover more about how Ohio State is growing globally.