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AUCA1 Career FairThe American Universities China Association (AUCA) Career Fair met great success for the third year connecting over 2,500 students to 160 employers providing over 2,000 internships and full-time positions. The fair was held in Shanghai, Beijing and, for the first time, Shenzhen.

Employers from all industries including Alibaba, IBM, JP Morgan, Unilever, Citi, L’Oreal and Deloitte attended the fair. Ohio State was awarded Outstanding Contribution University by the AUCA committee. Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, hosted the morning session on behalf of AUCA at the Shanghai event.

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On August 16, Professor Walter Zinn, Fisher College of Business, taught a master class in São Paulo. The topic was “Current issues in logistics & supply chain management.” Zinn focused on the impact of technologies in logistics and supply chain such as IoT (Internet of Things), Omnichannel, Blockchain and Physical Internet.

After the master class, the interim director of the Brazil Gateway, Jane K. Aparecido, had one-on-one meetings with attendees interested in Fisher’s professional and graduate programs.

The master class was a success. It gathered alumni interested in reconnecting with and supporting Ohio State in Brazil; prospective students looking for the right professional program in the United States and representatives of companies dealing with logistics.

Barbosa is a visiting scholar in physical therapy at Ohio State.

My time at Ohio State started with many challenges, as for most people – a new country, a new language, a new culture, a new job and the cherry on top of the cake, I was going to have a baby.

Everything was already organized to move to the United States when I discovered I was pregnant. So, the first question was this: will I still be accepted now that I am pregnant? I scheduled a Skype meeting with my future boss and I told her the news. To my happy surprise, she said “Congratulations! You are very welcome; it is your choice to have your baby in the United States or in Brazil.”

Before I arrived in the United States, I already had all the support of my future boss and information about prenatal care, daycare, etc.

The journey was not easy, because everything was new and I was pregnant. I went through many moments of anguish, sadness and insecurity, but I had a very strong friend by my side – my husband – and all calmness and understanding from my boss.

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Founded in 2010, the International Political Science Association at the University of São Paulo Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations seeks to provide scholars of the social sciences (typically doctoral, post-doctoral or research-oriented masters students, as well as current faculty members seeking to boost their research skills) with advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. The three one-week courses are for participants of high-potential, upper-level scholars of political science, public policy, international relations and related disciplines. More information is available online. The deadline is October 10.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released new policy changes surrounding violations of status and unlawful presence policies in the United States. Previously, non-immigrants (F and J visa holders) would only accrue days of unlawful presence when either an immigration judge or USCIS determined a status violation. As of August 9, 2018, non-immigrants will now begin to accrue unlawful presence one day after the following:

  1. Expiration of a date specific I-94
  2. Failing to pursue the course of study or authorized activity
  3. Engaging in unauthorized activity
  4. Completing course of study/program/practical training plus grace period
  5. Removal order by immigration judge

If someone accrues between 180 - 364 days of unlawful presence, they can be barred from returning to the United States for three years. If someone accrues 365 days or more, the bar is for 10 years. Therefore, it is of upmost importance that you keep yourself as informed as possible, so as not to do anything to inadvertently violate your immigration status. In particular, be mindful to:

  1. Maintain full time enrollment during autumn and spring semester, and summer when required. If you think you must drop below full time, speak with an immigration coordinator at OIA immediately.
  2. Only engage in authorized employment. Do not exceed more than 20 hours per week of work on campus while school is in session. Never work off campus without prior authorization from OIA.

For more information, please visit the Policy Memorandum. Ultimately, maintaining legal status is your responsibility, but OIA is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You are always welcome to contact us at iss@osu.edu or give us a call at 614-292-6101.


Education abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. The Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of study abroad programs for students to choose from, so you can find the one that's the right fit for you. There are several spring break programs with deadlines occurring in October and November. Read more to explore these faculty-led programs and be sure to submit your application on time. To learn more about semester-length spring semester programs, use the education abroad search tool.

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SmartCityThe China Gateway invites all Ohio State alumni, faculty and academic and corporate partners to “Smart City, Smart Mobility,” the first Ohio State Pan-Asia Forum on October 22-23 in Shanghai.

Executive Dean of the professional colleges and Dean of the College of Engineering David Williams and Ford Motor Company Chair and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Professor Giorgio Rizzoni will make presentations at the forum. 

Industry and academic leaders from the United States, China, South Korea and other Asian countries will share their perspectives on how technology shapes the future of cities and the ways people mobilize within them. Distinguished speakers and representatives of world-renowned institutions are scheduled to attend including Continental, Didi, eHi Car Services, Ford, General Motors, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and The Ohio State University.

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Adrian RodgersAdrian Rodgers’ wanted to explore the possibilities of more potently supporting literacy instruction for students and identify professional development opportunities for their instructors during a recent visit to the India Gateway, July 18 – 23. Rodgers, an associate professor in Teaching and Learning at Ohio State-Newark, traveled to Mumbai and Pune to meet with partners, learning centers and multiple private training institutions serving high school and college graduates in Mumbai and Pune to understand the gaps and needs at each education level. During his stay he visited with Aspire Knowledge and Skills, Aptitude Coaching and Astute Corporate Services.

Analyzing and evaluating the key gaps and challenges of the instructors, trainers and students is key to developing teaching methods and creating professional development programs for these institutions, Rodgers explained.

Ohio State is home to more than 6,000 international students who are a vibrant part of the campus community and interact with faculty and staff every single day.

To educate faculty and staff about how they can work more effectively with the international student population, the Office of International Affairs developed the International Student Experience Workshop Series.

The workshop has three sessions that cover three large themes: Pre-Arrival and Check-In and Orientation, Cultural Adjustment and Academics and Career Expectations

The workshops will include presentations by staff from the Office of International Affairs and other offices on campus, as well as a panel of international students who will answer questions and share their experiences on the selected topics.

Each workshop is offered twice, and you only need to choose one to attend. Those who complete the three-part series will receive a training certificate from the Office of International Affairs. There is no cost to register, and light refreshments will be provided during each workshop.

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2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Photography Paul Woo)All The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2018 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Arts & Culture. Submissions are accepted until October 8, 2018. Review the 2018 International Photography Competition Rules and submit your best international photos.

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