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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 vibrant performances presented by 44 student organizations to a crowd of 4,000 attendees. Taste of OSU 2019 will take place on Friday, February 15 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event is free and open to the public. 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 4-14 at the Office of International Affairs in Enarson Classroom Building and February 11-14 at the Ohio Union. On February 15, tickets will be available for purchase at the Ohio Union with cash or BuckID.

Each organization that will serve international cuisine, 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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An increasing number of international students and scholars are targeted by scams. The most common scams encountered are those involving tuition, taxes, traveling, employment and immigration.

The Columbus Division of Police recently released a video describing the most current scam targeting international students.

As the holiday season approaches, please be suspicious if anyone who demands that you wire them money. Do not share your personal or financial information with unknown persons, and remember that government officials will never call you and ask you for money.

The Office of International Affairs will continue to share information on potential scams through our newsletters to keep students and scholars and their personal information safe.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, or email, please report it to local law enforcement by calling University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.

International at Ohio State

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    2019 Summer Deadlines for Education Abroad

    Education abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insigh ...

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    Global Perspectives: Nnaemeka Anene

    Anene is majoring in materials science and engineering major on a pre-medicine track who participated in “Brazil Higher Education,” an education abroad program.

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