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The China Gateway continued their virtual career series to support student career development during June.

On June 5, Deloitte hosted a virtual information session with Caroline Ning, Deloitte China recruiter, and Jessie Qi, Deloitte management consultant, who introduced an overview of the consulting industry in China and shared their insights on how to prepare for a consulting career.

The third alumni career talk organized by the China Gateway took place on June 19. Three alumni, Zhengjie Li, Shenchao Qiu and Chengziwei Wang, shared their professional experiences and discussed strategies to manage interpersonal relationships in the workplace. The first and second career talks were held in April and May with professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries including accounting, marketing and business.  

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The U.S. Government on Tuesday rescinded a policy announced last week by the U.S. Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVP) that prohibited international students who only take online/distance learning courses this fall from remaining in the United States.

Ohio State issued a statement about the announcement and is encouraged that the federal government will be maintaining flexibility for international students. The statement can viewed at Ohio State News.

The Office of International Affairs anticipates further guidance from SEVP and an update will be sent to international students. 

The Frequently Asked Questions for new and current international students will be updated as more information becomes available. Students can contact immigration coordinators with questions at iss@osu.edu.

american council on education ace logoThe Ohio State University and the University of Tsukuba in Japan have been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in the U.S.-Japan Rapid Response Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Transformational Lab. Ohio State and the University of Tsukuba are one of 15 partner institutions named to participate in the initiative which aims to expand U.S.-Japan higher education ties through the development of COIL courses.

ACE offered this opportunity in partnership with the Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE), and it is supported by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo in coordination with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology​.

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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is committed to supporting our international student population. OIA has created answers to frequently asked questions to help clarify areas of concern regarding Autumn 2020:

We anticipate that the Student Exchange Visitor Program will publish additional details in the coming weeks, and the Office of International Affairs will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. 

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Ohio State's Global One Health initiative (GOHi) launched its 9th Summer Institute on June 15. This year, the program will be virtual. In addition to the 17 free courses available through Canvas, Ohio State experts and partners from Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Ethiopia, India and other countries will host live online modules on diverse and relevant topics to address the spread of disease, promote health and emphasize the connection among humans, animals and the environment, The Brazil Gateway was able to support the institute by identifying themes that make sense for Brazilian audiences and institutions and connecting potential collaborators and partners.

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Kyle is an undergraduate student at Ohio State. He participated in the Higher Education in Brazil study abroad program organized by the College of Education and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion that was in Salvador, Brazil last March.

Brazil was such a life-changing experience for me. Let me first start by saying that having the opportunity to have been selected for this trip was such a blessing and I am immensely grateful to have had this experience. During the time we did go, with the emergence of the coronavirus, I initially had my doubts due to the news being reported about the strict advisories of international travel but I knew that a trip like this, wouldn’t come again, so I took that leap of faith and went for it. 

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

My name is Marcia Mota Macedo and I graduated in languages. I teach Portuguese as a foreign language for over 10 years, and for four years, I host a YouTube channel, where I teach Portuguese to speakers of other languages. During this time, I felt the absence of adequate materials to teach Portuguese to speakers of other languages. At the same time, I became familiar with the Ohio State Department of Hispanic Linguistics and saw the work being done by professors and graduate students in this area of the university.

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Vitor Vilaverde Dias, a Brazilian PhD candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was awarded a Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Graduate Team fellowship. He will work on finalizing his documentary about the only living Brazilian who survived the Holocaust, Andor Stern.

Clara Fachini Zanirato recently finished her PhD at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and has just accepted a three-year position as an assistant professor of Portuguese in the Department of Foreign Languages at the U.S. Military Academy West Point. She will be starting her new post in July.

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On June 25, the Brazil Gateway hosted its first virtual pre-departure orientation event in collaboration with the Office of Student Academic Success and the Office of Academic Affairs.

In addition to Ohio State staff who presented important information and updates for the autumn semester, Brazilian students and alumni also shared their experience.

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Center for STEM Education and Research The India Gateway recently released its 2019 India Gateway Annual Report. In 2019 the India Gateway focused on facilitating strategic collaborations for Ohio State faculty in the areas of healthcare, engineering and technology and business management as well as strengthening long- term relationships with partners in India. The Institutes for Materials Research, Sustainability and Infectious Disease and both the Centers for Automotive Research and Operational Excellence closely aligned with the India Gateway to engage in lectures, conferences, research projects, business and urban technologies and the future of mobility.

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