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OIA Welcomes New International Students

Ohio State is expecting close to 300 new international students for the Spring Semester. This would be a 41 percent increase from last year. 

The new international students hail from 33 different countries including Austria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, Iran, New Zealand and Taiwan. The leading home countries for international students are China (130), Malaysia (36), South Korea (34) and India (19).

The Office of International Affairs plans and organizes orientation and activities for international students once they arrive at Ohio State to better prepare and acclimate them to life in Columbus. Activities include campus tours, a group lunch at a local restaurant, shopping and ice-skating. For a full list of activities download the calendar of events.

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  • Taste of OSU 2019 Food Winner - Romanian Club

    Taste of OSU 2019 Winners

    Congratulations to the Taste of OSU 2019 winners of the food competition, cultural exhibits and food tickets.

    Taste of OSU is an evening filled with performances on stage, cultural exh ...

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    2019 Summer Deadlines for Education Abroad

    Education abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insigh ...

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