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  • Autumn semester 2020

    Information for international students regarding returning to campus.

  • Virtual Advising

    Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs are available for virtual advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. via CarmenZoom.

  • Health professionals

    Are invited to participate in this year's digital Global One Health Summer Institute, which offers trainings that address diseases at the interface of humans, animals, plants and the environment.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.

International Student News

AUTUMN 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

The Office of International Affairs has created answers to frequently asked questions regarding this autumn semester. Click on Current Students if you are a returning international Ohio State student. Choose New Students, if Autumn 2020 will be your first semester at Ohio State. We will continue to provide updates as new information is issued by the university and the Department of Homeland Security and the Student Exchange Visitor Program.

                    
    



OTHER UPDATES

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) remains closed. For the majority of our services, the most efficient way for OIA to assist students is via email. Forms can be accessed at oia.osu.edu/forms-and-handouts and can be scanned and emailed to iss@osu.edu. Learn more at go.osu.edu/intstdguidelines.

International students can schedule a virtual appointment with an immigration coordinator Monday – Friday, 1 – 4 p.m. through our online system.

The Office of International Affairs will conduct international student orientation and mandatory immigration check-in virtually.

Information about Ohio State’s plan for the transition to return to campus can be viewed at Safe at Healthy Buckeyes.

Reem Bastaki, Ohio State alumna and engineer at the National Petroleum Company, began creating ear savers for medical workers in Kuwait after seeing similar devices being made abroad.

Bastaki was an international student, who completed her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State’s College of Engineering in 2012.

Bastaki began crocheting and knitting her own versions of ear savers and distributing them free of cost to those in need of them.

“I started the initiative of crocheting ear savers for front liners on April 27,” said Bastaki. “From the third day of announcing the voluntary work through my Instagram page, the request for orders exceeded 450, and it was hard for me to do it all alone—so I asked for help from crochet community in Kuwait and the respond was beyond my expectations.”

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On July 24, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a final announcement and further guidance concerning international students who plan to enroll at a U.S. institution in the fall.

The July 24 guidance both supersedes ICE July 6 and 7 guidance and clarifies March 2020 guidance that is now in effect due to a court decision rendered July 14.

The July 24 guidance confirms that international students can engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency generated by COVID-19, however, there are additional limitations for new international students.

For more detailed information, please visit view the updated Frequently Asked Questions.

International at Ohio State

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    More than 1,000 Ohio State student-athletes compete on 36 NCAA D1 teams. Nearly 90 of those Buckeyes are international students-athletes who are competing at the highest level in their sport while ...

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