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BBBAJoin us for "Breaking Barriers for Buckeyes Abroad: Inclusive Excellence," a half-day interactive event dedicated to identifying, understanding and supporting underrepresented students in education abroad.

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: MLK Lounge, Hale Hall

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FCOBThe Ohio State China Gateway and The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Shanghai will host a welcome reception for Fisher College of Business dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business Anil K. Makhija in Shanghai October 27. Makhija will visit universities and corporate partners while in Shanghai.

This event is complimentary for all Ohio State students and alumni. The welcome reception will take place Friday, October 27, 7-10 p.m. and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The venue will be announced at a later date. Please dress business casual.

To RSVP, go to go.osu.edu/ChinaGatewayReception or email china.gateway@osu.edu with your name, graduating year, major and contact information.

The Brazil Gateway team represented Moritz College of Law and the first EducationUSA LL.M Tour in South America!

Academic Relations and Alumni Community Manager, Jane K. Aparecido, participated in the tour that took place in three major Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and São Paulo. Approximately 900 people attended the three fairs to learn more about the LL.M (master of laws) degree offered by the Moritz College of Law and other American universities that also had representatives at the fairs.

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Thanksgiving Dinner VolunteersThis year’s 26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will take place on November 23 in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Ohio State hosts one of the largest dinners on a college campus, with an estimated 2,000 guests attending each year.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner is made successful with the help of the community and Buckeye volunteers who spend a portion of their Thanksgiving Day serving dinner to those guests who are unable to make it home for the holiday.

Volunteer positions include beverage, dinner and dessert servers, greeters, hosts and food carriers. Registration is now open for volunteers and will be until October 23.

Dinner is served in two shifts: the first starts at 11:45 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m. Register to volunteer for the first or second shift online.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner is an Ohio State signature event and is supported by the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative (GOHi) is an interdisciplinary project that coordinates approaches to improve health, build capacity and provide learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff across the globe. 

The Global One Health initiative began in 2009 and has successfully expanded to help those in need nationally, in eastern Africa, Central and South America, Thailand and China. Already well established in eastern Africa, Ohio State opened a regional office in Addis Ababa in November 2016 to manage activities throughout the region. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on November 11 to celebrate GOHi’s registration as a non-governmental organization by the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency.

The office will serve as a central foundational location to coordinate efforts between Ohio State and the eastern Africa region, with a focus primarily on One Health activities. 

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nicole freeman 0101 640pxNikki Freeman, a doctoral candidate in the Ohio State Department of History, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Doctoral candidates can engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies through the DDRA grant.

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India Sultana and AnilOhio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for young women.

With a global trend constantly moving towards technological development with an emphasis on the STEM fields as an important source of employment in the national and international arena, the potential impact of this grant encourages more female Indian students to consider higher education.

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CiaraTownsellStudents seeking ways to fund their education abroad experience should consider applying for the Freeman-ASIA Award, a need-based scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students planning to study abroad in east or southeast Asia. Since 2001, the Freeman-ASIA has supported over 4,600 students from over 600 institutions to study abroad in Asia.

Grant amounts vary based on the length of the education abroad program and can be used for  program costs, airfare, local transportation, books and basic living costs. A student studying abroad during the summer term can be awarded up to $3,000; semester or quarter, up to $5,000; academic year, up to $7,000.

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Bhavik Bakshi, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, recently visited India to attend the IIT-Bombay Symposium on Sustainable Development on July 26, 2017. As one of the organizers and a research expert in sustainable engineering, he presented at the conference.


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For 21 years, the Office of International Affairs along with Student Life’s University Dining Services and international student organizations have made Taste of OSU one of Ohio State’s most popular events. Taste of OSU will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Ohio Union, and 4,000 students, faculty and staff are expected to attend.

One of Ohio State’s Signature Events, Taste of OSU is an evening of cultural exchange through international cuisine and the performing arts. More than 50 organizations participated last year by preparing food, performing on stage or displaying a cultural booth.

Taste of OSU is a great opportunity for student organizations to share their cultural backgrounds with the Ohio State community.

Applications are now open to cultural student organizations to participate in Taste of OSU 2018. Visit go.osu.edu/TasteofOSU2018 for more information.