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All international undergraduate students are invited to enroll in a newly developed seven-week course for autumn semester 2018, ESEPSY 2060: Academic Success Strategies for International Students (class number: 35953; session 2; TuTh 12:45 – 2:05 p.m.; Younkin 220). 

The course is designed to help international students adapt to U.S. academic culture and practice skills (e.g., communicating with instructors, class participation, source citation, time management, active learning) needed for success in Ohio State classrooms. Students will also become familiar with a wide variety of campus resources.

The two-credit hour course will be offered during the second seven-week session of autumn 2018, and again for the first seven-week session of spring 2019. The instructor has many years of experience working with international students and with teaching study skills. 

Students may contact Caroline Omolesky, international student academic liaison at the Office of International Affairs with any questions.

Ohio State is expecting close to 2,100 new international students for autumn semester.
 
To help them prepare and acclimate to life in Columbus and to a university in the United States, the globalengagement team, with the help of student orientation leaders, coordinates a series of events and activities that take place from July 30 - August 24. 
 
Help us welcome the new international students and join us for fun events including group lunches at local spots, shopping, going to sporting events and visiting surrounding neighborhoods. 
 
Download the calendar of eventsand check out the complete list of activities. To attend an event, email int.orientation@osu.edufor more information.

Taste of OSU 2018 Food Winner - Russian ClubWinners of the food competition, cultural exhibits and food tickets sold for Taste of OSU 2018 are announced.

Taste of OSU is an evening filled with performances on stage, cultural exhibits and food from around the world provided by more than 30 different international and ethnic student organizations on campus. More than 4,000 students, faculty and staff attended this year's Taste of OSU, which was held on Friday, February 16 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

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globalambassadors 0170 smallThe Office of International Affairs is seeking both American and international students to volunteer as global ambassadors. Global ambassadors are a diverse team of students committed to promoting cultural exchange at The Ohio State University. As volunteers with the Office of International Affairs, Global ambassadors demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Office of International Affairs, which seeks the engagement of students, staff and faculty in the global Ohio State community.

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The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for orientation leaders – a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus.

Students who apply must be available to work 36-38 hours per week from Monday, July 23 - Sunday, August 19.

Orientation leaders will be responsible for leading group activities, including shopping trips, group meals, sporting events and game nights, while also helping at orientation events including the International Student Resource Fair, campus tours and greeting students at orientation sessions.

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Ohio State’s Police Division (OSUPD) presented Shaniqua Ingol with a Citizen Award for her outreach programming that engaged international students and Ohio State’s police officers. Ingol is a program coordinator for global engagement with the Office of International Affairs.

Ingol collaborated with OSUPD to host several events aimed at connecting officers and the community, including “Pumpkins, Peace and Police,” “Cooking out with Cops” and “Pedal with Police.”

Ingol was nominated by Officer Cassandra Shaffer, who also was recognized for her achievements and received the Officer of the Year award.

“I am so honored for this opportunity,” said Ingol. “I hope this will inspire people to continue bridging the gap between the officers and the community, creating a true Buckeye Nation.”

“All of us here at the Office of International Affairs are really proud of Shaniqua and her accomplishments,” said Megan Lawther, global engagement program manager. “Her initiatives have a tremendous impact in bringing the Buckeye community together.”