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The Office of International Affairs and its English Conversation Program will celebrate a successful semester with an End of the Year Celebration on Thursday, December 4 from 7 – 10 p.m. at 400 West Rich in downtown Columbus.

The event will feature music from around the world, snacks and a variety of winter holiday crafts, activities and traditions. All students are encouraged to attend and to bring friends. There is parking available at the venue, and a free bus loop from campus to the event will run from the Ohio Union at 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., and return from the venue at 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.

We hope you can join us to celebrate this fantastic semester of new friendships and cultural exchange. If you are interested in the event, please register on our Facebook event and share the event with friends.

The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 15 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report released today.

Ohio State ranks 7th among the nation’s colleges and universities with 2,255 students studying abroad in 2012-13, a 31 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,139 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Of those students studying on short-term programs, 447 were first and second year students.

Ohio State ranks 14th in the nation with 6,800* international students enrolled in 2013, an increase of five percent.

These findings were issued as part of the 2014 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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