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FLAS FELLOWS.JPGThe Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the East Asian Studies Center are seeking applications for fellowships for summer term 2018 and academic year 2018-19, and the Center for Latin American Studies and the Middle East Studies Center for Academic Year 2018-19, under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Fellowships are available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students pursuing a course of study that requires advanced foreign language and area studies training, and select undergraduate students (eligibility varies by center). Applications are due Thursday, February 1, 2018. For more information, visit the FLAS Fellowship website.

Peer advisors are undergraduate or graduate students who play an essential role in introducing new international students to Ohio State. Peer advisors familiarize new students to important university resources and policies as well as share their experiences as successful students.

Throughout the academic 2018-2019 year, peer advisors assist our incoming students and their families in a variety of ways to help the newest members of our community be prepared and succeed in their Ohio State career right from the start.

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The Ohio State Global One Health initiative (GOHi) and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) will collaborate on a research project and build capacity as part of an $8.7 million grant awarded to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will fund research to tackle global hunger and food safety in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

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Klass CFAES Global OptionThe College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will graduate 10 students with the Global Option degree plan in May 2018.

The Global Option is a curriculum enhancement program through which Ohio State students may acquire a documented international expertise integrated into participating majors without adding time to graduation. Undergraduates in participating academic units will combine international components with their major in order to strengthen their global perspectives and gain global skills in order to perform at a higher level.

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Priya Kurle, assistant director, Manoj Garai, international corporate manager from The Ohio State University India Gateway, and Rahul Karad, vice president and founder of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), discussed a long-term collaboration for the Certificate of Operational Excellence program on December 21, 2017.

MIT is among the top engineering colleges in India. Outlook Magazine ranked MIT Pune as first in Maharashtra and eleventh among the finest private engineering colleges in India.

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Ohio State faculty resident director in NicaraguaOhio State educators are invited to attend a seminar to learn how to best develop an international experience for students. Organized by the college and regional campus education abroad liaisons, the "Out of the Classroom, Into the World: A Seminar for Education Abroad Course Leadership" will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff who lead education abroad programs to gain practical skills for designing a rigorous and meaningful international course for their students. The free seminar is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 8 - 11:45 a.m. in the Mason Hall Rotunda. Registration will open on January 15.

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Alumna Visits U.S. University Alumni FairUnited States-India Educational Foundation arranged the U.S. University Alumni Fair on December 17, 2017, at Sayaji Hotel, Indore. Aditi Rajput, Ohio State alumna represented The Ohio State University at the fair and hosted information sessions for prospective students and interacted with parents and students who are interested in studying in United States.

The fair was hosted by the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai in association with USIEF. Aspiring students interested in pursuing their higher education in the U.S. attended this fair, and students from the undergraduate level through the post-doctoral level attended the fair.

Ohio State and IIT-Bombay Present Research at Workshop in MumbaiSteven Ringel, associate vice president and Institute of Materials Research executive director at The Ohio State University, recently visited Mumbai on December 18, 2018, for the third annual workshop between IIT Bombay and The Ohio State University. The workshop was jointly chaired by Ringel and Rajiv Dusane, dean of International Relationships at IIT Bombay. The workshop was held at IIT Bombay campus in Powai, Mumbai, India. Researchers, scientists and professors from IIT Bombay and Ohio State attended and presented their research at this workshop.

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2014 South Africa Animal SciencesThe College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Center for Education Abroad released its 2016-2017 annual report featuring milestone accomplishments.

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Ground Water ConferenceTarunjit Butalia, research associate professor in the Ohio State Department of Civil, Environment and Geodetic Engineering and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), recently visited Delhi as a presenter for the 2017 International Groundwater Conference. During his stay in Delhi, he worked further on his research project with TERI in the area of fly ash for which he was awarded a seed grant by U.S. Consulate Mumbai at the Waste Management Conference in April 2017.

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