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International students graduating Ohio State this semester, along with their friends and family, are invited to celebrate their achievement on Friday, December 16 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 100 and 160 Enarson Classroom Building.

All graduating students will be introduced at the reception over refreshments and will be given the chance to share their future plans and favorite Ohio State memories. If you have a country flag, please bring it to the reception and display it with pride. A photographer from the Office of International Affairs will also be taking pictures, but guests are welcome to bring cameras as well. 

Please let us know if you are able to attend the reception, indicate the number of people joining you, and tell us about any outstanding accomplishments you've achieved here at Ohio State.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will raise application fees effective December 23. 

If you are planning to apply for a change of status, reinstatement, economic hardship or employment authorization (J-2, OPT, STEM, etc.), we recommend you submit your application before the increase takes effect. I-539 application fees will increase from $290 to $370 and I-765 applications will increase from $380 to $410. 
Applications postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or USCIS will reject the submission.
Visit USCIS' website for more information.

Why, How, What Now

Following the 2016 Presidential Election results, the Office of International Affairs will host a panel on November, 30 at 6:30 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building to help students understand how the American election process works. 

This event is aimed at answering any questions international students and scholars may have while listening to Ohio State panelists from different areas of study including political science, history and law share their expertise and give their opinions about the process.

Those interested in attending the event can submit ahead of time any questions they would like addressed at go.osu.edu/SubmitQuestions.


2016 International Scholar Research ExpositionThe 11th Annual International Scholar Research Exposition features the work of current international J-1 visiting scholars to The Ohio State University. View research posters of 34 visiting scholars from 17 different countries on display on the first and second floor of Bricker Hall until the end of December 2016. More information at: https://oia.osu.edu/scholar-research-exposition.

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The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report released today.

Ohio State ranks 8th among the nation’s colleges and universities with 2,603 students studying abroad in 2014-15, a 2 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,461 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation with 7,117* international students enrolled in 2015 matching similar enrollment the previous year.

These findings were issued as part of the 2016 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. To view the complete report, visit IIEOpenDoors2016.

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