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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

    Health professionals across the globe can sign up for Ohio State's Global One Health initiative's collection of online courses offered for free under the online Canvas Network.

Internationalization

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The Ohio State University believes that a global university is one in which international experiences and perspectives are fully integrated into its teaching, research and engagement mission, and that if universities are to prosper, they must be global in orientation, reach and reputation.

To enhance the university’s rich history of global engagement and build upon the university’s international successes, Ohio State launched an international strategic planning process in mid-April 2019 that will result in an ‘International Strategic Plan 2020-2025’ to be presented to the President and Provost for approval by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pending their approval, the plan will be implmented in summer 2020.

The steering committee is composed of senior academic and operational leaders, including representation from the colleges, regional campuses and administrative units, to ensure that the International Strategic Plan is academically aligned and operationally sound. The plan to be developed will clearly articulate the academic priority for internationalization and the implications for the operations side of the university.

Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, and Randy Smith, vice provost for academic programs, will co-chair the steering committee. The steering committee will be assisted in its work by Ohio State’s Chief Strategy Officer, Gail Marsh, and Robin Helms, an external expert on campus internationalization from the American Council on Education, both of whom will provide consultation and guidance.

The strategic planning process will consist of engaging and listening to stakeholders, synthesizing and analyzing information and documenting and prioritizing recommendations.

Join the conversation to help shape Ohio State's global vision. Visit oaa.osu.edu to learn more.