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Study Abroad Expo FlyerThe 2014 Ohio State Study Abroad Expo will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library. During the expo, there will be tables set up so students can speak to experts about studying abroad.

Presented by the Office of International Affairs, the Expo gives you the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. First years through seniors will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as learn how to apply for a passport.

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. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about how to fund their prospective study abroad experience: representatives from Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Fellowship Office, the Office of International Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Undergraduate Research Office will be on hand to talk more about resources available to students.

With generous support from the U.S. Department of Education and Ohio State's Graduate School, over 80 Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students are undergoing training in modern foreign languages or international studies under the Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program. Over $1.25 million in FLAS Fellowships were awarded from four of Ohio State’s Area Studies Centers for the 2013-2014 academic year and summer 2014.



The Center for Latin American Studies distributed over $278,500 in FLAS fellowships, of which 21 went to Ohio State students. The East Asian Studies Center distributed over $327,000 to 23 students. The Middle East Studies Center awarded over $290,000 to 19 students and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies awarded over $356,000 to 25 students.



FLAS fellowships are available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students – as well as select undergraduate students – pursuing a course of study that requires advanced foreign language and area studies training. To learn more about these fellowships, visit oia.osu.edu.

Ohio State will host its first Health Sciences Innovation Conference in Mumbai, India on January 15 – 18, 2015. Nobel Laureate Professor Luc Montagnier, discoverer of HIV, will present a keynote lecture.

The focus of the conference will be India’s rapidly growing biotech and health sciences industry with the goal of developing strategic partnerships between Ohio State faculty and other Indian academic institutions. The All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the country’s top public health care and research institution, will partner with Ohio State in hosting this conference. As part of this partnership, a two-day workshop on Regenerative Medicine will be hosted by AIIMS at New Delhi on January 12-13, 2015.

Chandan Sen, professor and associate dean in the College of Medicine, is chair of the organizing committee and William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, is serving as co-chair. The Ohio State India Gateway will provide support for the conference in-country.

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The July issue of the newsletter features opportunities, events and important information for international students. Read more about upcoming events around campus like the summer Global Engagement Film Series, find out how you can join our office to watch the upcoming World Cup tournament games and stay informed about important summer travel requirements.


Read the full issue at International Student Newsletter - July 2014.

The June 2014 issue of China Gateway News features stories about the pre-departure orientation held this month for incoming Chinese students, Global May students in China, Ohio State delegates visiting China, scholarship opportunities and a special spotlight on China Gateway's intern, Thamar Plute. Learn more about how you can connect with and support Ohio State's China Gateway.

English Conversation Partners ProgramIn an article about how Ohio universities are drawing more international students, the Columbus Dispatch highlights the Ohio State Summer English Conversation Partners Program at Kafe Kerouac. Published on June 23, 2014, the article notes how Ohio State has nearly tripled its international undergraduate enrollment in the past five years. Ohio State had 3,345 international undergrads and 2,694 graduate students last school year.

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The June issue of the newsletter features opportunities, events and important information for international students. Read more about upcoming cultural events around campus like the summer Global Engagement Film Series, find out how you can join our office to watch the upcoming World Cup tournament games and stay informed about important summer travel requirements.


Read the full issue at International Student Newsletter - June 2014.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORAU) has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides funding for study, research, or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. The following opportunities are available:

  1. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
  2. Endeavour Research Fellowships provides up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
  3. Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AU$18,500 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.

Qualifications: Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses. A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country.

Application Process 2014: To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit Endeavor Fellowships and Scholarships

O-H-I-O cheer in IndiaWhen Ohio State received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization earlier this year, it was the culmination of the university’s efforts to develop programs, course work and outreach opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, and abroad. While “comprehensive internationalization” can seem like an abstract concept, it’s plain to see at Ohio State. There are a myriad ways in which Ohio State continues to enhance its global stature through its teaching, research and engagement mission. More international students are finding their way to Ohio State; students are studying abroad in record numbers; grants and scholarships are supporting research, language immersion programs, area studies and study abroad; international themes are integrated into the curriculum; and connections are made in regions throughout the world as a result of Ohio State's Global Gateways. View osu.edu to discover more about how Ohio State is growing globally.