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Getting Involved

Now that you have been abroad, your interests may have changed and your perspective on life broadened. You may be looking for a way to share your international experiences with others or seek more friends who are knowledgeable about other cultures. There are many opportunities at Ohio State for you to get involved and continue your international education:

  • Participate in orientations for other students who will be going to the country you have visited; study abroad coordinators are always interested in having past participants share their experiences at orientations, Getting Started sessions, in the residence halls or at other study abroad events
  • Live in the International House learning community at Ohio State
  • Subscribe to a newspaper from your host country
  • Consider how you can use what you have learned abroad in your academic studies or career—talk to your study abroad coordinator, academic advisor or Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services about your interests and what options might be available to you
  • Attend Global Engagement Nights where deomestic and international students connect to learn about diverse cultures
  • Become an English conversation partner. The English Conversation Partners program matches American students with international students who are interested in learning more about the English language and culture int eh United States. Partners meet on a weekly basis throughout the semester at a time of their choosing
  • Join an international or ethinic student organization on campus. Ohio State has more than 100 registered ethnic or cultural student organizations on campus, as well as several clubs dedicated to world issues and international studies. joining one of these organizations can help you learn more about a specific nationality, meet new friends and stay immersed in a particular culture through various events and programming
  • Attend or volunteer at some of the many international focused events sponsored on campus