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Q&A with Student Leader Natalie Antonik

Natalie Antonik

Before spring semester 2019 wraps up, we would like you to meet one of our student leaders and acknowledge her incredible work and dedication during her time with the Office of International Affairs (OIA).

Meet Natalie Antonik! She is a junior international relations major, Global Ambassador and member of the English Conversation Program (ECP).

Why did you decide to get involved with our office?

“I decided to become involved with OIA my first semester at Ohio State because I was so amazed by the diversity on campus, and I wanted to meet fellow Buckeyes from all over the world. I believe the programs within the OIA are a great way to facilitate meaningful conversations about cultural differences, and I have developed many friendships through my involvement.”

Do you hold any other leadership positions?

“Outside of the OIA, I am also a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society as well as the International Affairs Scholars program. I’m also an intern and mentor for Community Refugee and Immigration Services.”

What does being globally engaged mean to you?

“To me, being globally engaged means being aware of what's going on outside of your own personal sphere. I believe that the most important thing is that you are actively trying to expand your perspective of the world and are constantly trying to learn more about the world through personal interactions with people from a different background than your own.”

What do you believe was your greatest achievement so far in your academic career?

“I believe the greatest achievement in my academic career so far has been my leadership positions within the Language Improvement Track of ECP and the Global Ambassadors program. Through these programs, I have significantly strengthened my cross-cultural communication and leadership skills, which I will be able to use throughout the rest of my life.”

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