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International Education Outreach

As educators and Area Studies specialists, we help internationalize learning across disciplines on campus - in the public schools and in the community - contributing to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the state of Ohio. Internationalization serves as a powerful catalyst to transform students into knowledgeable, understanding, and responsible citizens of the state and the world community. The Office of International Affairs' international education outreach is an investment in Ohio's future. International education outreach:

  • Promotes understanding of diverse perspectives.
  • Enhances and communicates area studies knowledge and global understanding.
  • Facilitates and enhances learning of foreign languages and cultures.
  • Advances knowledge about other parts of the world and Ohio's integration with the world.

The Office of International Affairs uses its unique resources to support internationalization of education for all.


Ohio Teachers Going Global: Internationalizing Across the Curriculum

2013 Global Teacher Institute

The Office of International Affairs and the five Area Studies Centers (oia.osu.edu) collaborated with the Education Services Center at Cuyahoga County, Kent State University and Battelle for Kids to offer a two day Global Teacher Institute "Fostering Innovation in Education" on August 1-2, 2013. The Area Studies Centers session “Learning Ideas and Resources" took place on August 2. For questions regarding this program contact Nadine.grimm@esc-cc.org or 216-901-4243, for question regarding educator scholarships please contact Esther Gottlieb at gottlieb.26@osu.edu.

2011 Ohio Global Institute

2011 Ohio Global Institute took place August 2-4, 2011, at Ohio University. One hundred Ohio teachers who teach English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, world languages, career programs or technology in grades K-12 were able to participate in a three-day residential institute built on the successes of the 2009 Global Institute at Kent State University and 2010 Global Institute at Ohio State University.

The 2011 Global Institute was a collaborative effort of the Ohio Department of Education; The Ohio State University, Area Studies Centers and Office of International Affairs; Ohio University; Kent State University; Shawnee State University; and the University of Cincinnati.

With contributions from the partner organizations, and a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation the 2011 Global Institute provided Ohio educators across the content areas the opportunity to:

  • Share best practices in international education.
  • Obtain new resources and tools for internationalizing across the curriculum.
  • Network with Ohio and international PK-20 educators.
  • Develop an action plan for implementation in their classroom and school.

2010 Ohio Global Institute

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The 2010 Ohio Global Institute took place August 3-5, 2010 at The Ohio State University. One hundred teachers from Ohio schools who teach English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, world languages, career programs or technology in grades K-12 participated.

This three-day Global Institute for teachers in grades K-12 is a collaboration among the Ohio Department of Education, the Office of International Affairs, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Area Studies Centers at The Ohio State University, Ohio University, the Gerald H. Read Center at Kent State University and the Ohio Geographic Alliance.

2009 Ohio Global Institute

The 2009 Ohio Global Institute institute took place from August 3 - 6, 2009 on the campus of Kent State University.


For more information, please contact oia-outreach@osu.edu