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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has transitioned to providing the majority services to international students via email and phone. These changes are based on university requirements that faculty and staff telecommute and only critical services be maintained on campus.

Immigration coordinators will be available by email (preferred) and phone Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to advise and respond to international students’ questions via email and phone.

You may also schedule a virtual appointment with an immigration coordinator at go.osu.edu/oiaadvising.

Starting Monday, August 24, the OIA front desk in 140 Enarson Classroom Building will be open for international students to pick up and drop off specific documents (I-20/DS-2019 and the Employment Verification Letter. All visitors to the front desk must schedule an appointment in advance at go.osu.edu/int-stu-pickup-appt.

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With the focus on improving neonatal survival by building healthcare capacity, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center has saved an estimated 225,720 newborns in Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania through its Neonatal Survival Program.

The program was founded in 2013 with a $2.5 million donation from Greif, Inc., through its Greif Packaging Charitable Trust, and is led by Diane Gorgas, MD, executive director of the Wexner’s Office of Global Health. By partnering with established in-country institutions to better identify community needs, Gorgas and her team have developed culturally sensitive and focused training programs that have helped recruit community healthcare workers.

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