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Ohio State wins Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Ohio State studentsThe Ohio State University has been selected to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization which recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced through best practices in engagement, programming, curriculum/faculty development and outreach. NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. The Simon Award is universally considered the most prestigious award for comprehensive internationalization in the U.S.

Over the past five years, Ohio State has focused on six specific international goals outlined by the President’s and Provost’s Council on Strategic Internationalization: increase the percentage of international faculty and students; promote scholarship on major global issues; create international dual degree programs; promote collaboration with alumni and Ohio’s international business ventures; develop an international physical presence; and increase international experiences for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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Gateway research grants now available for graduate students

Taylor SawyerThe Council of Graduate Students and the Office of International Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2014 Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant. The grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate researchers at Ohio State by providing financial support for students to undertake research abroad.

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Buckeye Leadership Fellows Take On India

Over winter break 2013, students involved in Buckeye Leadership Fellows got internationally engaged by traveling to India to learn of its significance as the world’s largest democracy and return as a global leader in business and culture. This experience abroad was designed to teach students how to better their leadership skills through learning about India’s economy, social structure, religion and the youth effort. This form of international immersion is central to demonstrate to students what leadership looks like outside of the U.S. and strives to show students how they are able to impact countries worldwide.

For the entire story, please visit the Buckeye Leadership Fellows website.