International Scholar News
The Ohio State University is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to serve as the lead administrator of the national Passport to India initiative, which seeks to increase the number and diversity of American college and university students studying abroad and interning in India by 2020. The program was launched by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 to create a hub for U.S.-India higher education partnerships and to develop a stronger bond between the youth of both countries by increasing American student mobility.
The Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 27, in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The annual event estimates 1,600 guests will attend, including the students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Joining them will be many volunteers throughout the university community to assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. Volunteers are needed for two shifts from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m] and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Friday, October 31. To volunteer for the first or second shifts, visit http://go.osu.edu/2014ThanksgivingDinnerFirstShift and http://go.osu.edu/2014ThanksgivingDinnerSecondShift.