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

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    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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    The Study Abroad Expo is the perfect opportunity for students to get a sense of the full range of study abroad offerings at Ohio State.

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    The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty and alumni making an impact across the globe via study, research, service and outreach.

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Portability

If an H-1B wants to change from another employer to employment at Ohio State, a new H-1B petition must be submitted to USCIS before the employee can start working at Ohio State. USCIS portability regulations allow the individual to start working at the new employer when the USCIS official receipt notice is received and it is on or after the requested start date of the H-1B petition.

The foreign national may need time for the physical move to Columbus. However, USCIS portability regulations do not allow a break in employment between the former and new employer. The employee must remain on the payroll with the current employer until the day the employee is placed on the Ohio State payroll, therefore maintaining continuous employment. Arrangements must be made with the former employer and Ohio State to accommodate the move. The portability petition takes 3-7 months.

See Step by Step for more details.

International at Ohio State

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    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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  • Ohio State professor joins collaborative research team

    Ohio State’s Nicholas Breyfogle, an associate professor of history, is part of a collaborative research team studying Russia’s environmental history and natural resources.

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