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Brazil Gateway Ribbon CuttingGlobal opportunities abound with the opening of the Brazil Gateway in São Paulo, Brazil. On September 13, a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorated the occasion with Ohio State leadership, alumni, global partners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman on hand to celebrate Ohio State's presence in one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. The Brazil Gateway will serve as a catalyst to enhance global opportunities for Ohio State students and faculty. With Global Gateway offices also in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India, Ohio State continues to consider opportunities for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Europe.

Provost Joseph Steinmetz called the opening of the Brazil Gateway a "momentus step forward for the university. The Gateway is a true partnership with broad engagement from 14 colleges.... Without a doubt, this outpouring of support has allowed Ohio State to advance our core academic mission around the globe. It will be an embassy for the university in Brazil - a critical hub for Ohio State in the 21st century."

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Ohio State student researchers in BrazilOhio State will officially open its third Gateway location during a ribbon cutting ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, September 13. The Brazil Gateway is located in the Moema district, one of the premiere business districts in the city of São Paulo. São Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and Brazil boasts the largest economy in all of Latin America. The Brazil Gateway will focus on a number of key initiatives: 1) scouting new study abroad opportunities; 2) recruiting new international students; 3) enhancing institutional connections for faculty research and the development of dual degree programs; 4) partnering with global businesses to create internships for Ohio State students; 5) serving as a funding source for grant and scholarship opportunities; and 6) networking with alumni.

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English Conversation Partners ProgramIn an article about how Ohio universities are drawing more international students, the Columbus Dispatch highlights the Ohio State Summer English Conversation Partners Program at Kafe Kerouac. Published on June 23, 2014, the article notes how Ohio State has nearly tripled its international undergraduate enrollment in the past five years. Ohio State had 3,345 international undergrads and 2,694 graduate students last school year.

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