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The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for orientation leaders – a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus.

Students who apply must be available to work 36-38 hours per week from Monday, July 23 - Sunday, August 19.

Orientation leaders will be responsible for leading group activities, including shopping trips, group meals, sporting events and game nights, while also helping at orientation events including the International Student Resource Fair, campus tours and greeting students at orientation sessions.

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Ohio State’s Police Division (OSUPD) presented Shaniqua Ingol with a Citizen Award for her outreach programming that engaged international students and Ohio State’s police officers. Ingol is a program coordinator for global engagement with the Office of International Affairs.

Ingol collaborated with OSUPD to host several events aimed at connecting officers and the community, including “Pumpkins, Peace and Police,” “Cooking out with Cops” and “Pedal with Police.”

Ingol was nominated by Officer Cassandra Shaffer, who also was recognized for her achievements and received the Officer of the Year award.

“I am so honored for this opportunity,” said Ingol. “I hope this will inspire people to continue bridging the gap between the officers and the community, creating a true Buckeye Nation.”

“All of us here at the Office of International Affairs are really proud of Shaniqua and her accomplishments,” said Megan Lawther, global engagement program manager. “Her initiatives have a tremendous impact in bringing the Buckeye community together.”

International Student Celebration Week will take place February 19 – 25 with events scheduled throughout the week to highlight the many university resources available to students.

All students should take this opportunity to learn more about campus resources, and socialize and connect with their peers.

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The Office of International Affairs will host another round of our International Student Experience Workshop Series for faculty and staff interested in learning more about the international student experience. 

The workshops will include presentations by staff from the Office of International Affairs and other offices on campus, as well as a panel of international students who will answer questions and share their experiences on the selected topics.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for all three workshops. Each workshop is offered twice, and you only need to choose one to attend. Those who complete the three-part series will receive a training certificate from the Office of International Affairs. There is no cost to register, and light refreshments will be provided during each workshop.

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The Office of International Affairs is seeking volunteers for Taste of OSU 2018 on Friday, February 16, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event will feature more than 40 student organizations as they present international food, cultural exhibits and performances. Volunteers are needed for tasks including check-in, distributing programs and clean up assistance. The deadline to register is January 24.

Additionally, volunteers are needed for event photography. Students interested in photographing the event can apply online.