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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.

  • Delegation in Brazil

    The Brazil Gateway welcomed Ohio State representatives February 10-13.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

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

International Student News

The Ohio State University intends to resume in-person classes this autumn semester. Courses will be offered in a variety of formats—some will be in person, some will be online, and some will offer a blend of in-person, online and other activities.

The Office of International Affairs is aware there will be logistical challenges for our international students currently overseas to return to Columbus. 

Currently, embassies and consulates are slowly resuming their visa services, but many students have reported issues in securing timely appointments. Due to COVID-19, international flights have been severely limited and travel restrictions for certain countries are still in place.

Additional guidance from the relevant government agencies, hopefully, will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, view answers to frequently asked questions regarding arriving on campus, and please continue to monitor the updates and recommendations from the university’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force website.


Featuring Amanda Yusko

Amanda Yusko, program manager at the Office of International Affairs, will serve a two-and-a-half-year term as the chair-designate of the NAFSA Academy for International Education’s eighteenth class.

NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit professional association of international educators dedicated to international education and exchange.

The Academy for International Education is NAFSA’s intensive professional development experience for international education professionals, designed to broaden their understanding of international education, expand their professional networks, increase proficiency and prepare them to be a resource for their campus.

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International at Ohio State

  • Download the Global Events at Ohio State App

    Students and scholars can now download the Global Events at Ohio State app to stay updated on upcoming events, sign up for notifications, add events to your calendar and access important r ...

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  • International student-athletes celebrating cultural diversity

    Celebrating cultural diversity within Athletics

    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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