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The Ohio State University is one of four finalists for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities’ inaugural institutional award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The award recognizes institutions as innovators in their comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. Arizona State University, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Minnesota also are finalists. The winner will be announced during the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting November 13-15 in Austin, Texas.

“Ohio State’s motto, 'Education for Citizenship,' has long since expanded to preparing our students for their place in, and their contributions to, the global community. We deeply appreciate being among the four national finalists of the APLU’s inaugural award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron.

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Carlos Mendez and Daniella VieiraThe University of Chicago was the setting for BrazUSC, the largest conference for Brazilian students studying in the United States. Ohio State students Daniella Vieira, a senior majoring in finance from Vitoria, Brazil and Carlos Mendez, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering from Dayton, both attended the conference in April 2016 with support from the university’s Brazil Gateway.

BrazUSC also is the flagship conference of the national Brazilian Students Association (BRASA), which serves as a network for Brazilian students in the United States. Vieira, president of Ohio State’s BRASA chapter, and Mendez, treasurer, both hoped to gain knowledge and motivation at the conference and foster new connections.

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Before arriving on campus this fall, future Ohio State students from China will attend Pre-Departure Orientation, a one-day orientation session offered in Shanghai and Beijing from June 17-25.

Ohio State University is one of the first universities in the United States to organize a Pre-Departure Orientation in China, and this will be the fourth year of the program. Ohio State expects to welcome about close to 800 undergraduate students from China to campus this fall, and more than 440 students and 600 parents registered for the orientation sessions this summer.

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Spring 2016 Gradution ReceptionInternational students from nine countries gathered in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room of the Ohio Union on Friday, May 6, 2016 to celebrate their graduation from The Ohio State University. The reception was hosted by the Office of International Affairs and the Ohio State Alumni Association and celebrated graduates from Canada, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

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International Affairs Graduating Seniors 2016Congratulations to the graduating seniors who have worked at the Office of International Affairs. Your commitment, hard work and dedication to advancing internationalization at Ohio State is greatly appreciated.

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