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  • People's Choice Voting

    The 2019 International Photography Exhibition is open for People’s Choice Award voting. Vote by liking images in the Facebook album.

  • Pinta Awarded Fellowship

    Justin Pinta has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education.

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    Fisher College of Business marketing specialization major Diana Rybacki studied abroad in London via AIFS.

  • International Events

    The week of November 18-22 marks the 19th annual celebration of International Education Week.

Pre-Departure Orientation begins in China

Students from China will get an early insider’s view of what to expect upon their arrival to Ohio State during Pre-Departure Orientation, a two–day program held in Beijing and Shanghai from June 14 – 20.

Ohio State is one of the first universities in the United States to organize a Pre-Departure Orientation in China. Last year more than 60 percent of incoming undergraduate students from China attended, and there are more than 300 students and 500 family members registered for this year’s program. Ohio State expects to welcome about 800 undergraduate students from China to Columbus this fall, an increase from last year’s incoming class of 567 undergraduates.

Now in its second year, the Pre-Departure Orientation offers an opportunity for students to meet Ohio State staff and faculty, learn about the Columbus area and prepare for the cultural and academic changes they will face inside and outside of the classroom. Parents and family members will also attend a series of presentations that are geared to help them better understand the nuances of their student’s college experience and discover how they can best support their student’s academic pursuits.

Forty student volunteers will welcome new students and their families, assist with translations and share their own experiences at Ohio State during a student panel. Ohio State students will share tips on  time management and how to study, and provide a description of the typical American classroom.

In addition to the orientation, students and families will have the chance to attend one of two alumni receptions, hosted in both Beijing and Shanghai, where they will meet with Ohio State graduates who live and work in China.

Pre-Departure Orientation is organized by the Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life and Office of Enrollment Services. Visit oia.osu.edu to learn more about additional programming that supports international students and to view the Pre-Departure Orientation presentations.

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