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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

Advisor to F-1 and J-1 international students. I am also the American Language Program (ALP) liaison for OIA, the Grant Committee Chair, and am heavily involved with the immigration check-in process.

International Experience

I studied abroad in Siena, Italy and lived with an amazing host family. I’ve also traveled throughout The Philippines, France, England, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.

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!"