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  • Global Engagement News

    Check out the newsletter to stay updated on Global Engagement's activities on campus and in Columbus.

  • Partnership with Waseda

    Aiji Tanaka, president of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, visited Ohio State on April 29 to sign renewals of international agreements between the College of Arts and Sciences and Waseda.

  • Buckeyes Cheer on Roma

    #BuckeyesAbroad on European Model of Sport study abroad program traded in their Scarlet and Gray for the Yellow and Red of AS Roma

  • Engagement Awards

    Ohio State – South Africa Antibiotic Stewardship “Train-the-Trainer” mentoring program wins 2019 Distinguished International Engagement Award.

  • Photo Competition Open

    The 2019 International Photography Competition is now accepting submissions from all Ohio State students, staff, faculty and alumni.

NEWS

2018 Pre-Departure Orientation in China Sees Record Numbers

PDO 2018

Ohio State hosted its Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in China for its sixth consecutive year in Beijing and Shanghai with record number of students attending each session.

Approximately 547 students and 567 parents registered for this year’s PDO.

PDO offers two sessions in each city to Chinese students who will be attending Ohio State and provides them with information to help them get an early adjustment to college in the United States. PDO also offers presentations to parents so that they better understand their student's future college experience and learn how they can best support their student's academic pursuits.

In addition to the orientation, students and families have the chance to attend one of two alumni receptions, hosted in both Beijing and Shanghai, where they meet Ohio State graduates who live and work in China.

Ohio State was one of the first universities in the United States to organize a Pre-Departure Orientation in China and has continue to host PDO because it significantly benefits students and parents.

Through PDO, students learn from student volunteers and university staff about available resources, the campus and the American college experience, and parents feel more confident about having their sons and daughters study abroad.

Pre-Departure Orientation is a collaboration among the Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life and Office of Enrollment Services. Visit go.osu.edu/chinapdo to learn more.

International at Ohio State

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    2019 International Photography Competition Open

    All The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2019 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the orig ...

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  • Danielle Schoon and Melinda McClimans awards UITL grant

    UITL Grant Supports Tools for Evaluating Gains in Intercultural Awareness

    Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Melinda McClimans, Middle East Studies Center, were awarded a $2,000 Research and Implementation Grant from the University Instit ...

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