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  • Scholarship For Diversity

    OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs

  • ICOPHAI 2017

    This year, ICOPHAI will take place in Doha, Qatar, November 7 - 9 with the theme, "Environmental Challenges and Impact on Global Health."

  • Wolfe Scholarship

    30 Buckeyes were awarded $2,500 scholarship at the Wolfe Study Abroad Recognition Luncheon on April 17.

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    Check out the newsletter to stay updated on Global Engagement's activities on campus and in Columbus.

  • Global Competencies

    Watch video of Ohio State students reflecting on how they developed global skills through education abroad programs.

International Student News

Ohio State is expecting close to 2,000 new international students to join the Buckeye family this autumn semester.

They hail from all over the world – a total of 68 different countries will be represented including Albania, Bangladesh, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia and Turkey.

The leading home countries for the new international students are China (1,380), India (236), South Korea (104), Malaysia (36) and Taiwan (30).

The Office of International Affairs plans and organizes orientation for international students once they arrive at Ohio State to help them prepare and acclimate to life in Columbus and at an American university.

During orientation, students receive important information regarding campus safety, student legal services, health and wellness, immigration regulations, cultural adjustment and useful academic resources available to students.

The global engagement team, with the help of student orientation leaders, coordinates a series of events and activities that take place from July 31 - August 22. New international students have the opportunity to go on campus tours, have group lunches at local spots, go shopping, attend sporting events and visit surrounding neighborhoods. For a full list of activities download the calendar of events.

 

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will begin a new system for signing in and queuing students and scholars who walk in for advising hours or their appointments. This system will be paperless and will automatically alert the international student and scholar team when visitors sign in at the front desk.

Students coming in for advising on Fridays, STILL must schedule an appointment online and sign in with the receptionist at the front desk when they arrive at Enarson. For the walk-in advising hours that take place Monday – Thursday, 1 – 4 p.m., students will use the new appointment kiosk to sign in.

How to use the appointment kiosk:

  1. Approach the monitor located at the front desk
  2. Swipe your BuckID (if you don’t have a BuckID, click on No BuckID and search your name by lastname.#)
  3. Select the unit you are there to see
  4. Select your appointment type: Scheduled Appointment or Walk-In Advising
  5. If you are there for a scheduled appointment, select the immigration coordinator with whom you have an appointment
  6. If you are signing in during walk-in hours, select the topic you would like to discuss with an immigration coordinator

If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask the receptionist for help.

International at Ohio State

  • Mandela Fellows Welcome Reception

    Mandela Fellows Welcomed To Ohio State Campus

    An opening reception at the Fisher College of Business on Monday evening June 19, 2017 welcomed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to The Ohio State University. The fellows ...

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  • 2017 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Recognized

    Wolfe Scholarship Supports Education Abroad Opportunities for Buckeyes

    The Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2016-2017 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 17. President Michael V. Drake, MD, othe ...

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