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Taste of OSU 2019 Chair and Chair-Elect

If you are a student interested in putting your organizational and leadership skills to the test, then you should become the co-chair, or chair-elect, of one of our signature events - Thanksgiving or Taste of OSU.

The Office of International Affairs is accepting applications from students who want to learn more about running a planning committee, budgeting, time management and communications.

Applicants for the Thanksgiving co-chair position should be rising juniors and seniors. Students interested in applying for the Taste of OSU chair-elect position will need to be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in spring 2021.

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Taste of OSU 2019 Food Winner - Romanian ClubCongratulations to the Taste of OSU 2019 winners of the food competition, cultural exhibits and food tickets.

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 15 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

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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.

Applications are due on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Shaniqua Ingol with questions.

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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.

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.

Students who apply to be an orientation leader must be available to work 36 – 38 hours per week from Monday, July 22 – Sunday, August 21, 2019. Students selected as orientation leaders will be responsible for welcoming new international students, answering questions on a variety of topics such as transportation, life on campus and things to do in Columbus, while also leading orientation events and activities.

Those applying to be peer advisors will help connect new students to important university resources and policies as well as sharing their experiences as successful students. Peer advisors also help ensure that new students have a positive check-in and orientation experience. 

Learn more about these paid positions and apply to work alongside the Office of International Affairs. Orientation leader applications are due by Friday, February 22 at 5 p.m. Peer advisor applications and recommendations are due by Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m.