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kpassinoKevin Passino, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Humanitarian Engineering Center, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant by the U.S. Department of State.

Passino traveled to Colombia and was affiliated with the Universidad de Narino in Pasto and Universidad Autonoma Occidental in Cali in the summer term 2017. The title of Passino’s research is “Humanitarian Engineering Education,” and his overall goal was to teach about humanitarian engineering and learn from Colombians about the development of their country.

In Colombia, Passino taught free Humanitarian Engineering: Engineering for Sustainable Community Development short courses that covered community development and humanitarian technology.

Passino will participate in programs in 2019 with each affiliated university in Colombia.

18298467 306247463137694 60852251995930624 nEducation abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. The Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of education abroad programs for students to choose from, so you can find the one that's the right fit for you. There are several education abroad programs with deadlines occurring in February. Read more to explore these faculty-led programs and be sure to submit your application on time. To learn more about semester-length semester programs, use the education abroad search tool.

 

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Jeannie SimmonsJeannie Simmons, associate director of education abroad in the Office of International Affairs, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminar award to Taiwan.

Simmons will participate in a two-week group seminar of briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, cultural activities and meetings with representatives from universities, private sector agencies and organizations in March as part of this Fulbright award. The program is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Taiwan’s higher education system, society and culture.

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Taste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event hosted by the Office of International Affairs, along with more than 40 Ohio State student organizations and Student Life’s Dining Services chefs, who come together to prepare an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances. This year, Taste of OSU will take place on February 16 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

Students participating in the event will showcase and embrace flavors and characteristics of their home countries represented by their organization.

Entry to the event is free! Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods will cost only $1 each. Food tickets will be on sale on the day of the event (cash or BuckID) and will also be available for pre-sale starting on Monday, February 12, 7 a.m. at the front desk in the Ohio Union (BuckID only).

Join the Taste of OSU Facebook event!

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Global Gateway GrantAll graduate students conducting research abroad this summer are encouraged to apply for the Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant.

The grant will fund applicants from a variety of disciplines who plan to conduct research abroad this summer, especially in locations where Ohio State has a Global Gateway office – China, India and Brazil – and where Ohio State hopes to have a more significant presence in the future – Ethiopia and Turkey. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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