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  • Autumn semester 2020

    Information for international students regarding returning to campus.

  • Virtual Advising

    Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs are available for virtual advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. via CarmenZoom.

  • Delegation in Brazil

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

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

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

Education Abroad News

DR 24The Office of International Affairs believes that every Ohio State student should have the opportunity to study abroad and engage on a global scale. Incoming students and families are invited to join the education abroad team to learn more about why (and how) Buckeyes go international.

Incoming Buckeyes are encouraged to join the education abroad CarmenZoom orientation at a date and time that works for them.

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Ohio State is forming a working group of the International Travel Policy Committee to develop protocols and assess the viability of university-wide international travel by students, including education abroad programs for the 2020-21 academic year. The working group will develop assessment criteria to align preexisting health and safety standards with current travel restrictions and university precautions related to COVID-19.

With autumn semester on the horizon, guidelines already have been put in place that give Ohio State the flexibility to review education abroad programs at various intervals based on program start dates, travel timelines and financial commitment deadlines. The assessment process takes into consideration many factors including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of State, State of Ohio travel requirements and university guidelines among other national and international resources.

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While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency.

This May is Mental Health Month! The Office of International Affairs is highlighting tools and resources available for students at Ohio State.

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  • Download the Global Events at Ohio State App

    Students and scholars can now download the Global Events at Ohio State app to stay updated on upcoming events, sign up for notifications, add events to your calendar and access important r ...

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Education Abroad Profile

Alex Baker abroad in Ghana

Alexandra Baker

Alexandra Baker, a junior studying public health, traveled to Ghana with The Akumanyi Foundation during summer 2015.

"Travelling to Ghana really opened my eyes to a new culture and ...

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