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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.

  • Study Abroad in London

    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.

Orientation welcomes new international students to Ohio State

Ohio State expects to welcome close to 1,700 international students to campus this August. The students will travel to Columbus, Ohio from around the world to pursue their undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees.

Over the next month, all students will participate in one of six orientation sessions that provide essential information about campus safety, academic conduct, immigration and cultural adjustments. The Office of International Affairs will also provide numerous resources and programs to welcome students and prepare them for autumn semester.

Leading up to the start of classes, our student Welcome Team and Orientation Leaders will offer their help to new students by answering questions, assisting with the check-in process and leading social activities such as group dinners, campus tours and trips to local attractions.

These student workers will help lead events around Columbus and serve as ambassadors at two welcome booth locations: Port Columbus International Airport and the Ohio Union. These locations serve as a resource for students to seek information about check-in, transportation and housing. As part of the Office of International Affairs Airport Welcome Program, there will be free airport shuttles to campus multiple times a day during the three weeks of orientation.

The Office of International Affairs is using a Guidebook mobile app for the second year to help assist with orientation and the additional programs scheduled for August. This guide provides access to important information including a calendar of events, campus maps, interactive photo albums, office contact information and other ways to connect to the Office of International Affairs through social media. The app is available for download at oia.osu.edu.

International at Ohio State

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    People's Choice Voting Open

    The Office of International Affairs annual International Photography Exhibition is open for People’s Choice Award voting. We’ve run this competition and exhibition featuring Buckeye photogr ...

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  • Danielle Schoon and Melinda McClimans awards UITL grant

    UITL Grant Supports Tools for Evaluating Gains in Intercultural Awareness

    Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Melinda McClimans, Middle East Studies Center, were awarded a $2,000 Research and Implementation Grant from the University Instit ...

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