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The Office of International Affairs is accepting applications for the O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship.

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The O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship was established by the Office of International Affairs in 2016 to encourage participation in Ohio State education abroad opportunities among underrepresented and diverse student populations.

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2018 Community Engagement Conference Call for Proposals Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference, taking place January 24-25, 2018 in the Ohio Union. Building on the success of the Extension Annual Conference and the university’s Engagement Forum, the conference will bring together faculty, staff, students and community partners to focus on professional development and networking, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness. Proposals are due October 30, 2017. Submit a proposal and learn more at engage.osu.edu/conference.

Ohio State is home to more than 6,500 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, Check-In and Orientation, Cultural Adjustment and Academics and Career Expectations.

The sessions 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 experiences on the selected topics. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for all three workshops, and those who complete the three-part series will receive a training certificate.

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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications for U.S. students studying abroad in 2018.Ohio State alumnus and Gilman scholarship recipient Benjamin Beall in Japan. The Gilman scholarship is a U.S. Department of State grant program that enables students with limited finances to study or intern abroad. The scholarship is open to U.S. students who receive the Federal Pell Grant at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in education or intern abroad programs across the globe.

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2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Paul Woo)All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2017 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 Politics. Submissions are accepted until October 9, 2017. Review the 2017 competition and submit your best international photos.

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Will it be you who explores the world? Join us for the 2017 Education Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with education abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective education abroad experience. View a map of the East Ballroom with a list of all of the exhibitors.

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With the goal to increase relationships in Brazil, leadership from the Fisher College of Business spent three days, August 1-3, in São Paulo, meeting with leading universities and industry partners and engaging with alumni, Ohio State friends and prospective students.

Dean Anil Makhija and Senior Associate Dean and Professor Peter Ward visited top public and private universities in São Paulo and in nearby São Bernardo do Campo (recognized as a manufacturing epicenter of Brazil) to build relationships and explore collaborations that will provide global opportunities for Fisher students and faculty.

During their trip, Makhija delivered the keynote address at the National Finance Forum, jointly organized by Visagio and The Ohio State University. Visagio is a global consulting firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, London, Perth and Moscow. At the Finance Forum, Makhija’s presentation focused on the financial and operational opportunities and challenges of middle market firms in Brazil, the United States and globally.

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Leonardo Sprintzen is a 2017 graduate of the Fisher College of Business and is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Knowing that I wanted the tools to make the difference in the future, applying to Ohio State was a clear decision for me. Now that I have just graduated and am a proud Buckeye alumnus, I would like to recount my Ohio State experience! One powerful tool that Ohio State provided me with is a connection to the world through a diverse campus environment. Within the student body, you can find people from all over the world, which means that respect and tolerance are important pillars of this institution. Meeting new people and consequently discovering new cultures expands our ability to understand and work with others, giving us the ability to overcome and prevent any ethnic or racial divisions, ultimately helping us to fight ignorance.

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More than 100 professionals from academic, industrial and non- governmental organizations (NGO) attended the July 26 symposium on sustainability at IIT- Bombay. The symposium was held to discuss the critical challenges, find innovative solutions, and share success stories in sustainable development. Sessions also explored the role of science and engineering in sustainability and brought sustainability and resiliency studies to the forefront of engineering research and development initiatives.

The symposium addressed a wide variety of topics including the challenges of NGOs in creating sustainable farming communities; the growing need for technologies and engineering professionals to provide innovative solutions to the current electricity and water crisis in India; and sustainable recycling of land, water, urban and industrial waste with current innovative technologies. IIT Bombay engineering students also had an opportunity to showcase their projects and network with corporations.

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Abhay Satoskar visits Mumbai to engage support for health conferenceAbhay Satoskar, M.D., a professor in the Division of Experimental Pathology and Department of Microbiology at Ohio State, is already preparing for a two-day conference on International Emerging Infectious Disease to be held in November 2018 in Mumbai. During his visit to India in June, Satoskar and Priya Kurle, assistant director of the Ohio State India Gateway, met with Sujata Saunik, ‎principal secretary (financial reforms) with the Government of Maharashtra to provide an update on the conference and gain support. The two also plan to meet with a variety of stakeholders including delegates from state and central government as well as corporate representatives.

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