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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

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

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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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