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Know and Engage the World: Support the Office of International Affairs

At The Ohio State University, our international research, education and internship programs provide students and faculty with opportunities to explore and understand the increasingly interconnected world around us. At the heart of this work is the Office of International Affairs, a diverse and interdisciplinary team that creates and transforms international experiences; fosters excellence in the study of languages, cultures and global issues; and provides a framework to connect Ohio State's academic expertise with communities around the world.

By making a gift to the Office of International Affairs, you join a growing community of alumni, friends, and partners who are committed to scholarship, excellence, and innovation on a global level. Whether your philanthropic passion is supporting study abroad experiences, the study of languages, research on major global issues or bringing the best and brightest international students and scholars to Ohio State, we look forward to connecting you with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of current and future generations of Buckeyes.

Make your gift online today to support the university's global initiatives or browse the list of priority funds available through the Office of International Affairs below. We invite you to contact us directly to discuss your interests and questions about supporting international and global initiatives at Ohio State.

Maureen Miller
Director of  Communications

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Go Global: Charitable Funds with the Office of International Affairs

Thank you for considering a charitable donation to the Office of International Affairs. Follow any link in the fund list below to donate online to the area of your choice. If you prefer to mail your gift, please make checks payable to "The Ohio State University Foundation." Download and mail a completed Giving Form and any applicable payment to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

Area Studies

Global Programs and Initiatives

International Student and Scholar Support
Mershon Center for International Security Studies


Area Studies

The Area Studies Centers advance knowledge and awareness of international cultures and world regions. The centers work with Ohio State departments to identify programmatic needs, sponsor a wide range of academic activities including lectures, symposia, conferences and library resources, as well as outreach activities for P-12 students and teachers.

Center for African Studies

Center for Latin American Studies

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

East Asian Studies Center

Middle East Studies Center


Global Programs and Initiatives

Ohio State is committed to becoming a preeminent global university — one that prepares its students and faculty to participate actively in knowledge-based collaborations around the world. Critical components of this goal include expanding and strengthening Ohio State's global presence through the establishment of Global Gateway offices, and continuing to provide and foster exceptional opportunities for students across disciplines to study abroad.

General Global Fund

Global Gateways

  • Global Gateway General Fund (313757)
    Provides general funds to support the Global Gateway initiatives, offices, and staff
  • OSU Brazil Gateway (313396)
    Provides funds to support a future Global Gateway office in Brazil
  • OSU China Gateway (313397)
    Provides funds to support the Global Gateway office in Shanghai and country-wide programs in China
  • OSU India Gateway (313398)
    Provides funds to support the Global Gateway office in Mumbai and country-wide programs in India

Education Abroad


International Student and Scholars

Ohio State proudly welcomes more than 6,000 international students and 1,500 international scholars who currently study, teach or conduct research on campus. The Office of International Affairs serves as the point of support for these students and scholars, assisting with the transition to life at Ohio State and in Columbus; providing social, cultural and educational programs; and answering questions related to personal concerns, cultural differences, immigration regulations and financial matters.


Mershon Center for International Security Studies

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies works to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. The center accomplishes its mission through the hiring of world-class faculty, funding interdisciplinary faculty and student research, and hosting an array of speakers, conferences and workshops on international security issues.


Contact us to discuss opportunities to support Ohio State's international and global efforts.

David Precise
Director of Development