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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.

  • Health Professionals

    Health professionals across the globe can sign up for Ohio State's Global One Health initiative's collection of online courses offered for free under the online Canvas Network.

Education Abroad News

Education Abroad Updates

The Office of International Affairs has created several ways to stay globally engaged while travel is restricted.  

Buckeye Bridge Series

Buckeye Bridge is a virtual series that brings the world right to you. On CarmenZoom, students can explore international cultures from their own homes. Sessions include applying for a passport, how studying abroad positively impacts careers, international cuisine, sports and much more. Check the events calendar for more information coming soon. 

Buckeyes Abroadcasts

Buckeyes Abroadcasts is a podcast hosted by education abroad specialists that discuss programs, resident directors, ways to stay globally engaged while remaining in the U.S. and the basics of education abroad including program type, how to apply for a program, grants and scholarships and more. Listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Education Abroad Expo Week

As an alternative to an in-person Education Abroad Expo, the Office of International Affairs is hosting a virtual Education Abroad Expo Week. During September 8-11, students can attend the launch of the Buckeye Bridge virtual series, catch a Getting Started Session and engage with past study abroad participants. More details will be available on the calendar soon.  

Education Abroad Getting Started Sessions

At a Getting Started Session, students will explore the basics of education abroad, learn about how to select the program that’s right for them, how to finance their program and navigate the application process. Getting Started Sessions will be held on CarmenZoom every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. View the calendar to register for a session that fits your schedule.

Education Abroad Virtual Appointments

The offices in Enarson Classroom Building are currently closed, but education abroad specialists are available for virtual appointments during autumn semester. Phone or CarmenZoom appointments can be reserved at go.osu.edu/edabroadstaff.

Program Updates

As Ohio State continues to monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community, the Office of International Affairs will provide regular updates and guidance for students, scholars, faculty and staff relating to international travel at go.osu.edu/BvZE.

Priya White visits Iguaçu Falls during her Semester at Sea study abroadA Fisher College of Business marketing major, Priya White studied abroad via Semester at Sea during autumn semester 2019.

“I have always loved to travel so going into college I knew that I wanted to study abroad at some point. With Semester at Sea I got the chance to explore 10+ vastly different countries and learn about different cultures and lifestyles around the world. It was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience that taught me what it means to be a global citizen."

"For me, being a global citizen means being aware of issues and cultures throughout the world and understanding how different communities derive and connect with each other. One of the most important things in the path to recognizing what global citizenship means, is being willing to open your mind and heart to learning about and embracing new cultures without too much judgement.”

Rachel Rothstein studied abroad via Semester as Sea in 2019.Rachel Rothstein is a strategic communications major who studied abroad via Semester at Sea, visiting 11 countries, for spring semester 2019.

It’s hard to put into words the massive impact Semester at Sea had on me. It is a once-in-lifetime experience, and I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity. Everyone says SAS will change you. You get to discover yourself while discovering the world. I don’t think it changed who I am, though. I think it allowed me to truly become myself.

From the friendships I made to the places I saw and the lessons I learned, I figured out who I am and the type of person I want to continue to be. Looking at things from all perspectives is such an important life lesson but one that can be difficult to learn. SAS taught me the true meaning of culture and how to view the world from cultures other than my own. Being able to do this has helped me grow as a person and become a global citizen.

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Antaraa Anandan studied in France at Ecole de Management StrasbourgAntaraa Anandan is an operations management and engineering major who studied abroad at Ecole de Management Strasbourg in France during spring semester 2020.

"I’m so fortunate to have studied abroad in Strasbourg, France at Ecole de Management. Although my experience was cut short, I was still able to participate in challenging classes that taught me how to work in international teams, travel to beautiful countries, and meet friends that helped make Strasbourg my home away from home. I’ve also developed a deep appreciation for the French culture and language and hope to return one day."

This education abroad experience is made possible though a student exchange agreement between the Fisher College of Business and Ecole de Management Strasbourg.

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Education Abroad Profile

Diana Rybacki studying abroad in London

Buckeyes Abroad: Diana Rybacki

"Last semester, I studied abroad in AIFS Study in London and it was hands down the best experience of my life," reflects Fisher College of Business marketing specialization major D ...

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