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Erik Gaarder
Student Immigration Coordinator
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Carmel, New York


B.A. International Studies and Italian, The Ohio State University

Job Responsibilities

Advise F-1 and J-1 international students on maintaining their non-immigrant status while studying here in the U.S. I am also the Grant Committee Chair and American Language Program Laison for OIA.

International Experience

I studied abroad in Siena, Italy and traveled extensively throughout the country while living with a host family. One of my favorite cities is Portoferraio, Italy, on the island of Elba. I’ve also traveled to France, England, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands. My most recent adventures of 2016 have been to Zürich, Switzerland and Montréal, Canada.

Favorite Aspect of Ohio State

"I love how no matter where you travel to in the world, somebody will always yell “O-H!” at you with your OSU gear on. There are Buckeyes all over the world!"