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O-H-I-O, IrelandThe Ohio State University is ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 15 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report released today.

Ohio State ranks 7th among the nation’s colleges and universities with 2,539 students studying abroad in 2013-14, a 12.5 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,493 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year.

Ohio State ranks 14th in the nation with 7,121* international students enrolled in 2014, an increase of 4.7 percent.

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The Ohio State University has joined Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative launched by the Institute of International Education to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Joining Generation Study Abroad will help Ohio State engage educators, governments, associations and others to drive meaningful action to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to gain international experience through academic study abroad programs.

Ohio State is currently ranked 14th in the nation in the number of students studying abroad. Study abroad enrollment figures significantly increased from 1,716 in 2011-12 to 2,426 in 2012-13.

“Ohio State is committed to lifting study abroad to new heights by engaging our faculty university-wide and offering new and innovative programs that will exponentially benefit our students no matter their discipline.” said William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs.

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Donna Scarboro, immediate past president of AIEA, and Willaim BrusteinOhio State’s Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs William Brustein has been awarded the 2013 Charles Klasek Award for outstanding service to the field of international education administration. Presented by the Association of International Education Administrators, the award honors long-term and outstanding service to the field, including leadership, advocacy, publications and honors. Brustein is the 20th recipient of the award, which was presented to him during the association’s annual conference in New Orleans.

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open for 2014-15. The core program provides 800 U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to lecture and conduct research abroad each year. Fulbright awards for U.S. scholars are sponsored by the U. S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. In addition to the long-standing Fulbright Scholar categories, four new awards are available. The deadline to apply is August 1.

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Center for American Culture opensA grand opening ceremony on September 18 officially launched the Wuhan University-Ohio State University Center for American Culture in the Hubei Province of China. Located in Wuhan University’s newly built School of Foreign Literature and Languages, and funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, the center provides a learning environment that promotes a better understanding of the diversity of U.S. culture through lectures and discussions on the U.S. legal system, social structures and higher education as well as American literature, music, film and television.

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