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ShenzhenAlumniOn June 2, the Shenzhen Alumni Club and Hong Kong Alumni Club co-hosted the first 2019 Summer Send-Off in Nanshan, Shenzhen. About 40 incoming freshmen, parents, alumni and students joined the event. A Buckeye parent said, “We learned a lot from this event after hearing the great experience from the alumni and students. Ohio State has a strong alumni network, and I think my daughter made the right decision!”

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On May 16, the China Gateway welcomed Chris Miller from the U.S.-Chinese Business Council and Jen Li, Ohio State alumna, who currently works for NFL China, to talk to Ohio State students from the Fisher College of Business Operations Global Lab. Miller and Li talked about their personal experiences with Ohio State and shared their insights on doing business in China, especially under the current political climate between China and the United States.

Jeffrey Cohen, professor of anthropology, visited the South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, at the end of May where he lectured on migration, anthropology and research methods. He was formally welcomed as an adjunct faculty member in the South Central University for Nationalities School of Ethnology and Sociology and is advising program students as they investigate ethnic minority migration in China.

AUCAThe eighth American Universities’ China Association Conference was held on April 11 in Hangzhou, China. The event was co-hosted by Zhejiang University and attendees included the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education, local universities from Zhejiang, as well as scores of AUCA member institutions from their respective American universities. The China Gateway participated in this full-day conference, sharing experiences and learning from multiple reputable universities.

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GlobalMayChina webAnother successful Global May China education abroad program led by Mark Bender, chair and professor of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, has concluded. Before the students traveled back to the United States, the program paid a visit to Shanghai and the China Gateway.

During this program, students spent most of May in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province in Southwest China, and are paired with a student at Southwest University for Nationalities. They learn firsthand about the many different Chinese ethnic groups while making friends for life.

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HK Reception Group Photo webOn May 1, David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering Kathy Chase, senior director of development and Chris Yates, chief advancement officer attended an alumni reception in Hong Kong. Williams, Chase and Yates updated the Buckeye alumni about campus development and events. The Alumni Club of Hong Kong hosted the reception.

O-H-I-O at the Acropolis

"The experiences, friendships, interactions, and memories made during my time in Greece will stay with me for the rest of my life. I have always dreamed of studying abroad, so when the opportunity arrived I jumped on the chance to 'live' in one of the most beautiful places in the world," says molecular genetics major Madison Faulkner after returning home from the Introduction to Western Tradition and Contemporary Issues in Corfu, Greece education abroad program. Students earn history credit on the program that is directed by Steven Joyce of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

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In this series the Brazil Gateway will be featuring new Brazilian students who will be coming to Ohio State. We are sure they will do great things at Ohio State! Join us in welcoming these new Buckeyes!

My name is Wanderson Novais Pereira. I am an agronomist passionate about the environment, social justice and healthy food systems.

Last year during my internship with The Ohio Program at Ohio State, I applied to Ohio State and was awarded a University Fellowship to begin my graduate studies in environmental science and natural resources.

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Ohio State MBA students were in Brazil as part of the Global Applied Projects (GAP) program where Fisher College of Business MBA students work on consulting projects for companies around the world for seven weeks, three of them abroad.

Three groups were in Brazil. One group traveled to Goiás to work with CerradinhoBio, and two groups went to São Paulo, where one team worked with the Ohio State Brazil Gateway and the other with Visagio/Imaginarium.

The students worked together to understand their clients’ needs and deliver innovative yet feasible projects. As a culmination of their projects, the Brazil Gateway hosted a special event for the team members, prospective students and alumni in São Paulo.

If your company is interested in hosting GAP MBAs, contact aparecido.1@osu.edu.

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In an increasingly global world, it’s crucial for highly skilled professionals to be well-versed in legal matters and practices beyond the scope of their country. For University of Brasília student, Gabriel Estevam, the American Law and Language Program (ALLP), at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the U.S. legal system at one of the country’s highly-ranked law schools.

“I had always wanted to have an international experience, so when I got the opportunity to participate in the ALLP it was a perfect fit. Being able to think about the law from a different country’s perspective is really valuable to a foreign student,” Estevam said.

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