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Ohio State continues to monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 and is taking appropriate steps to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community.

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The Office of International Affairs through the Global Engagement program has developed creative programming to increase opportunities for international students to get involved and facilitate growing relationships between international students and the Ohio State campus community through social, cultural and educational activities.

With a focus on outreach to the campus community, student leadership and cross-cultural education, the Office of International Affairs continues to collaborate with students, faculty and staff to create opportunities for everyone to become more globally engaged.

The English Conversation Program (ECP) matches American students with international students who would like to learn more about the American language and culture. Students meet on a weekly basis throughout the semester to practice communication skills and exchange their cultural knowledge.

A variety of workshops are hosted by the Office of International Affairs to support international students' academic and professional growth.

View the complete topic schedule for Global Engagement Night, a weekly event that engages students in cross-cultural discussions.

A Global Engagement newsletter is emailed to all interested students on a weekly basis. The newsletter includes information about upcoming Global Engagement Nights, international film series screenings, cultural activities on campus and in Columbus, and resources available for students looking to engage with other Ohio State students. Sign up to receive the Global Engagement e-newsletter.

Students can also download OIA’s event app to explore fun events, and important resources and information to plan and enhance your college experience—visit