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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 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Shaniqua Ingol with questions.

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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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Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) is a one-year program designed to foster an intercultural community of leaders who are ready to embrace a global perspective, advocate diversity and make a lasting impact at Ohio State and beyond.

All applicants must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at Ohio State whose degree will not be completed prior to the end of spring semester 2021. This year's cohort will be 24 members, including 12 domestic students and 12 international students.

Learn more about how to apply. Deadline to apply is by Monday, February 17 at midnight.

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.

Join the Taste of OSU Facebook event!

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The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for orientation leaders and peer advisors – a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus and help them adapt to life in the United States.

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