Ohio State Navbar

The Ohio State UniversityOffice of International Affairs

give a donation

  • Delegation in Brazil

    The Brazil Gateway welcomed Ohio State representatives February 10-13.

  • Global Engagement Night

    All are welcome to join the conversation every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in 160 Enarson.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.

  • Eyes of Wonder

    Zi Yuan's "Eyes of Wonder" wins 1st Place in People Category of 2019 International Photography Exhibition.

  • Visiting Scholar Research

    Visit Bricker Hall to view research posters developed by international visiting scholars working at The Ohio State University.


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.”

International at Ohio State

  • International student-athletes celebrating cultural diversity

    Celebrating cultural diversity within Athletics

    More than 1,000 Ohio State student-athletes compete on 36 NCAA D1 teams. Nearly 90 of those Buckeyes are international students-athletes who are competing at the highest level in their sport while ...

    Read more ...

  • Tinker Talks: Spring 2020

    All are invited to attend this year's Tinker Talks series hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The Tinker Talks will highlight previous grant receivers and their researc ...

    Read more ...