“Spending time working, studying, and living in another country broadens our understanding of the world—its people, its beauty, its challenges. The experience deepens our compassion and commitment to remedying pressing human needs. It helps us appreciate the richness of our own country. And, perhaps most important, it instills in us the confidence that we can, in fact, make a difference and make our mark.”
- E. Gordon Gee
At The Ohio State University, our international research, education and internship programs provide students and faculty with opportunities to explore and understand the increasingly interconnected world around us. At the heart of this work is the Office of International Affairs, a diverse and interdisciplinary team that creates and transforms international experiences; fosters excellence in the study of languages, cultures and global issues; and provides a framework to connect Ohio State's academic expertise with communities around the world.
By making a gift to the Office of International Affairs, you join a growing community of alumni, friends, and partners who are committed to scholarship, excellence, and innovation on a global level. Whether your philanthropic passion is supporting study abroad experiences, the study of languages, research on major global issues or bringing the best and brightest international students and scholars to Ohio State, we look forward to connecting you with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of current and future generations of Buckeyes.
Make your gift online today to support the university's global initiatives or browse the list of priority funds available through the Office of International Affairs below. We invite you to contact us directly to discuss your interests and questions about supporting international and global initiatives at Ohio State.
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Thank you for considering a charitable donation to the Office of International Affairs. Follow any link in the fund list below to donate online to the area of your choice. If you prefer to mail your gift, please make checks payable to "The Ohio State University Foundation." Download and mail a completed Giving Form and any applicable payment to:
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221
The Area Studies Centers advance knowledge and awareness of international cultures and world regions. The centers work with Ohio State departments to identify programmatic needs, sponsor a wide range of academic activities including lectures, symposia, conferences and library resources, as well as outreach activities for P-12 students and teachers.
Ohio State is committed to becoming a preeminent global university — one that prepares its students and faculty to participate actively in knowledge-based collaborations around the world. Critical components of this goal include expanding and strengthening Ohio State's global presence through the establishment of Global Gateway offices, and continuing to provide and foster exceptional opportunities for students across disciplines to study abroad.
Ohio State proudly welcomes more than 6,000 international students and 1,500 international scholars who currently study, teach or conduct research on campus. The Office of International Affairs serves as the point of support for these students and scholars, assisting with the transition to life at Ohio State and in Columbus; providing social, cultural and educational programs; and answering questions related to personal concerns, cultural differences, immigration regulations and financial matters.
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies works to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. The center accomplishes its mission through the hiring of world-class faculty, funding interdisciplinary faculty and student research, and hosting an array of speakers, conferences and workshops on international security issues.
Contact us to discuss opportunities to support Ohio State's international and global efforts.