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OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship RecipientsEstablished in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs. The inaugural scholarship competition resulted in 11 first and second year students from the Young Scholars Program being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward an Ohio State education abroad program of their choice.

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Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017The Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2016-2017 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 17 at the Ohio Union. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 30 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

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The Ohio State University and the Diversity Abroad Network are collaborating to host a Regional Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Workshop on campus Friday, April, 21. The event will be held in the MLK Lounge in Hale Hall from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and is intended for professionals interested in developing the skills and expertise needed to increase capacity and serve more diverse student populations in education abroad.

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Students traveling abroad over spring break should take some simple steps to help themselves remain safe and enjoy their time in another country. It’s important to check out the U.S. Department of State’s website to see if a travel alert or advisory has been issued in the country to which you are traveling, and follow any tips or advice that may be provided. Make sure all your international travel documents are in order, including your passport, and know the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in case of emergency. Remember to register your trip abroad with The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, so the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. The website also has loads of information about passports, health and safety issues and traveling smart.

Whether you are traveling to another country for vacation or on a traditional study abroad program, the Office of International Affairs can help students be better prepared. The education abroad section of our website contains information about passports, money, packing, cultural adjustment and more. You can also find specific information regarding traveler health and safety.

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Francis John Troyan, assistant professor of Teaching and Learning Administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant by the U.S. Department of State. Troyan will be affiliated with the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 in Montpellier, France, where he will work as a scholar in residence in the PRAXILING group, a community of more than 40 scholars who investigate the intersections of discourse and language systems, praxis and language use in context. As a scholar in residence in this community, Troyan will participate as a member of the Speech and Discourse PRAXILING team.

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