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  • Partnership with Waseda

    Aiji Tanaka, president of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, visited Ohio State on April 29 to sign renewals of international agreements between the College of Arts and Sciences and Waseda.

  • Birth Outcomes in Congo

    Marcel Yotebieng and Jesse Kwiek have been working to optimize HIV, Tuberculosis, and maternal and child health service delivery for almost two decades.

  • Buckeyes Cheer on Roma

    #BuckeyesAbroad on European Model of Sport study abroad program traded in their Scarlet and Gray for the Yellow and Red of AS Roma

  • Engagement Awards

    Ohio State – South Africa Antibiotic Stewardship “Train-the-Trainer” mentoring program wins 2019 Distinguished International Engagement Award.

Global Engagement

There are many opportunities for students to get involved at Ohio State, through the Office of International Affairs, as well as other units in the university.

The Global Engagement team provides opportunities for international and domestic students to experience the diverse culture at Ohio State. Global Engagement has implemented a variety of programs and activities to better promote cross-cultural relationships on campus.

  • Global Engagement Night
  • Student Trips
  • Global Leadership Initiative
  • Global Ambassadors

There are over 1,000 student organizations at Ohio State, including cultural and ethnic groups. You can learn more about these organizations by visiting the Ohio Union website or attending one of the Involvement Fairs at the beginning of autumn and spring semesters.

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.

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 to students looking to engage with other Ohio State students. Sign up to receive Global Engagement e-newsletter.

View the complete topic schedule for Global Engagement Night.