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  • Be a Global Leader

    We are seeking students interested in embracing global perspectives, advocating for diversity and creating a lasting impact in the community. 

  • Global Engagement Night

    All are welcome to join the conversation every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in 160 Enarson.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.

  • Eyes of Wonder

    Zi Yuan's "Eyes of Wonder" wins 1st Place in People Category of 2019 International Photography Exhibition.

  • Visiting Scholar Research

    Visit Bricker Hall to view research posters developed by international visiting scholars working at The Ohio State University.

International Scholars

ScholarsIn this section, international scholars can find information and resources to support your transition and to help you comfortably adjust to your new life on campus and in Columbus.

Scholars can meet one-on-one with coordinator from the international student and scholar team to get answers to questions about immigration regulations, cultural differences and financial matters. Learn more about scheduling an appointment.

Scholars can find information about the types of visas needed for their stay in the United States, links to academic programs, how to pay tuition, housing options, an overview of the campus and life in Columbus and much more.

Ohio State departments looking to successfully invite international scholars to The Ohio State University can check out our page for more infomation.

All of these services help ensure that international scholars and their families have the greatest opportunity to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals during their time at Ohio State. 


RECENT SCHOLAR NEWS

Taste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event that provides an exciting evening of international cuisine, cultural exhibits and exciting performances that will be presented by 51 student organizations. Taste of OSU will take place on Friday, February 21 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event is free and open to the public and more than 4,000 people are expected to attend. To sample the array of international dishes prepared by the student organizations, attendees must purchase $1 tickets. Food tickets will be available for purchase with BuckIDs February 17-20 at the Office of International Affairs in Enarson Classroom Building, and with BuckIDs and credit/debit cards at the Ohio Union Information Desk. On February 21, tickets will be available for purchase at the Ohio Union with cash or BuckID.

Each organization that will serve international foods, exhibit a cultural display or perform a dance or activity will incorporate the distinct flavors and characteristics of the countries their students represent.

A wide range of student organizations and university departments come together in support of Taste of OSU, including the Office of International Affairs, Student Life’s Dining Services and the Ohio Union.

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Taste of OSU 2019 Chair and Chair-Elect

Ohio State’s Project Narrative is a cluster of faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students who work on narrative and narrative theory.

Since 2011, the project has hosted 25 international scholars. Mari Hatavara is a current visiting scholar from Tampere University (Finland) working with Professor Jim Phelan, director of Project Narrative.

Hatavara chose to work alongside Phelan, because of Project Narrative'’s reputation and because it has been a long time partner of Tampere University and the center for interdisciplinary narrative studies, Narrare.

“As the leading narrative research center in the world Project Narrative is an attractive research environment to visit,” said Hatavara.

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International at Ohio State

  • International student-athletes celebrating cultural diversity

    Celebrating cultural diversity within Athletics

    More than 1,000 Ohio State student-athletes compete on 36 NCAA D1 teams. Nearly 90 of those Buckeyes are international students-athletes who are competing at the highest level in their sport while ...

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  • Tinker Talks: Spring 2020

    All are invited to attend this year's Tinker Talks series hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The Tinker Talks will highlight previous grant receivers and their researc ...

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