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  • Be a Global Leader

    We are seeking students interested in embracing global perspectives, advocating for diversity and creating a lasting impact in the community. 

  • 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.

NEWS

Ohio State Hosts Its Seventh Consecutive Pre-Departure Orientation in China

Ohio State’s seventh consecutive Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in China welcomed 419 students and 486 parents to learn from student volunteers and university staff about Ohio State and the American college experience.

PDO is organized into two one-day sessions held in Shanghai and Beijing. Chinese students who will be attending Ohio State are provided with information to help them get an early adjustment to college in the United States.

Daniel Wang, PDO volunteer majoring in, attended PDO before beginning at Ohio State.

“PDO gave me the clear information and the timeline for what to do before I entered the university, which was extremely helpful for me,” said Wang. “It also gave me a lot of information about what I could expect on campus and how I could better utilize the campus resources.”

Parents also attend the sessions and are presented with information to help them 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 Shanghai and Beijing, where they meet Ohio State graduates who live and work in China.

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

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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