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A celebration for international students graduating this semester will occur on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room at the Ohio Union. All international students, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend and be recognized for their tremendous accomplishment.

Graduating students will be introduced at the reception and given the opportunity to share their accomplishments and their future plans after graduation. A photographer from the Office of International Affairs will be taking pictures, but guests are welcome to bring their own camera as well. Graduates are also encouraged to bring their country's flag to the reception. You can view slideshows of previous graduation receptions here.

If you are able to attend the reception, please register and let us know the number of guests you plan to bring to the event.

Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) was awarded the Spirit of Ohio State Award at the 2016 Ohio State Leadership Award Ceremony in recognition of their commitment to cross-cultural engagement across campus. GLI was founded in 2013 with the purpose of promoting global citizenship and student leadership at Ohio State and fostering unity across the diverse campus community.

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Students in the Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) learned all about modern table manners and dining etiquette from guest speaker, Sharon Schweitzer, a cross-cultural consultant, business etiquette expert and multi-award winning author. She shared her essential dining manners for social and business events to the GLI students and special guests at its monthly dinner on March 28 at the Faculty Club.

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The Office of International Affairs will host the second annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza for students and scholars on Saturday, March 26 at Oxley Hall.

The event will include two eggs hunts, delicious donuts from Buckeye Donuts and many more exciting treats, activities and prizes. The egg hunts will take place in and around Oxley Hall.

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If you are a student interested in putting your organizational and leadership skills to the test, then apply to become the chair 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. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, April 4.

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