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    Get globally engaged every Tuesday from 6 - 7 p.m. in 122 Oxley Hall.

  • Brazil Gateway Opens

    Ohio State officially opened its third Gateway location during a ribbon cutting ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, September 13.

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Global Gateways

Gateway News

Ohio State hosts Diaspora Tour Andrew O’Brien, U.S. Department of State Special Representative, brought the Diaspora Tour to Ohio State on Wednesday, October 1. O’Brien presented a keynote address and moderated a panel discussion with those from Ohio State and the central Ohio community who have been involved in diaspora initiatives.

Engineering professor Kevin Passino discussed his involvement in service learning programs with students in Guatemala and Honduras. Graduate student Hannah Bonacci shared her passion for improving the lives of at-risk youth and women in Western Africa and how she helped found The Akumanyi Foundation to help fund development projects. Barbara Pratzner, executive director of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, provided insight into the capital city's growing international interests and the importance of community involvement. And, Jibril Mohamed, executive director of SomaliCAN, addressed the role of the Somali diaspora community in Columbus, Ohio.


Brazil Gateway Ribbon CuttingGlobal opportunities abound with the opening of the Brazil Gateway in São Paulo, Brazil. On September 13, a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorated the occasion with Ohio State leadership, alumni, global partners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman on hand to celebrate Ohio State's presence in one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. The Brazil Gateway will serve as a catalyst to enhance global opportunities for Ohio State students and faculty. With Global Gateway offices also in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India, Ohio State continues to consider opportunities for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Europe.

Provost Joseph Steinmetz called the opening of the Brazil Gateway a "momentus step forward for the university. The Gateway is a true partnership with broad engagement from 14 colleges.... Without a doubt, this outpouring of support has allowed Ohio State to advance our core academic mission around the globe. It will be an embassy for the university in Brazil - a critical hub for Ohio State in the 21st century."


International at Ohio State

  • International Research Symposium Requesting Proposal Submissions

    The International Affairs Faculty Council invites members of the Ohio State scholarly community, who conduct research on international issues, to submit a proposal to participate in the First A ...


  • Ohio State students

    Ohio State Wins Senator Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

    The Ohio State University has been selected to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization which recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internat ...


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