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The Office of International Affairs worked to secure the equipment needed to process I-20s remotely and will begin processing I-20s starting April 6. Processing and mailing may take longer than normal. 

Immigration coordinators will be available by email (preferred) and phone Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to advise and respond to international students’ questions via email and phone through May 1.

Beginning on April 15, we plan to start virtual student immigration coordinator advising via CarmenZoom. More information will be coming soon with specific details.

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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has transitioned to providing services to international students via email and phone. These changes are based on university requirements that faculty and staff telecommute and only critical services be maintained on campus.

Immigration coordinators will be available by email (preferred) and phone Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to advise and respond to international students’ questions via email and phone through May 1.

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The Office of International Affairs is implementing new ways to advise international students through the end of spring semester. We will offer our services via email and phone except for emergency travel signatures.

For the majority of our services, the most efficient way for OIA to assist students at this time will be via email. Forms can be accessed at oia.osu.edu/forms-and-handouts and can be scanned and emailed to iss@osu.edu.

In addition, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshops have been canceled through the spring semester.

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globalambassadors 0170 smallThe Office of International Affairs is seeking both domestic 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.

Apply online before Monday, March 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Shaniqua Ingol with questions. Interviews will be conducted through CarmenZoom,

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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 research. RSVP at go.osu.edu/TinkerRSVP.

The Tinker Foundation’s Field Research Grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. CLAS runs Tinker competitions in spring semester and is currently accepting applications for travel in 2020. Applications are due March 1 by 11:59 p.m. Vist clas.osu.edu/funding/grad/tinker-field to learn more.

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