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Peer Advisors

Peer advisors are undergraduate or graduate students who play an integral role in introducing new international students to Ohio State by connecting new students to important university resources and policies as well as sharing their experiences as successful students. Throughout the academic year, peer advisors assist our incoming students and their families in a variety of capacities, all to make the newest members of our community excited and prepared to achieve a successful beginning to their Ohio State career. Peer advisors work in collaboration with other students, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) professional staff and other Ohio State administrators to ensure that new students have a positive immigration check-in and experience.


A peer advisor must be located in the United States and a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at Ohio State who has completed at least one semester at the time of application and whose degree will not be completed prior to Spring 2024. Peer advisors should be in good academic and disciplinary standing. OIA staff is looking for individuals who represent the diversity of the Ohio State community in their experience and interests. Peer advisor candidates should possess a variety of qualities, including (but not limited to):



The Peer Advisor position offers a variety of benefits:

Additional Information


Applications are currently closed. Contact Devan Gibson with any questions.

Peer Advisor Important Dates to Know

Summer term training – if selected, you must attend every training session July 24 – 28, 2023
Autumn 2023 Check-In and Orientation July 31 – August 21, 2023 (plus options for late check-in)
Spring 2024 Check-In and Orientation January 2 – 5, 2024 (plus options for late check-in)