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Carla Stoll studying abroad in Seville, SpainCarla Stoll is a communications major and Spanish minor who studied abroad in Seville, Spain for spring semester 2019 via Connecting Worlds Abroad.

Studying abroad was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would recommend to anyone! You may never have another opportunity to live and learn abroad like you will during your college years. It was hands down the best decision I have made in my life! Little did I know that this time abroad would create a foundation of dreams and goals that I would want to pursue not only after I graduated, but for the rest of my life as well!

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BeijingAlumniThe China Gateway recently released its 2019 annual report and summary report.

The office continues to find success in three key areas, including faculty support, student engagement and service and alumni engagement. The office finds opportunities to expand locally and internationally and further engagement and impact in East Asia.

Read the 2019 annual report and the 2019 annual report summary.

oval seal 3020Ohio State has cancelled all university-sponsored autumn semester and winter break education abroad programs. 

Impacted students have been notified that the university cannot support international travel at this time and their applications have been withdrawn. The Office of International Affairs has encouraged these students to pursue course enrollment and accommodation arrangements for autumn semester in Columbus.

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To continue connecting Buckeyes with resources and networking opportunities in this unprecedented time, the China Gateway introduced a series of virtual career events to support career development as well as to engage alumni in China. The virtual events include alumni career talks, employer informational sessions and an online career fair.

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32135650 640907542921218 6724908665062555648 nThe Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honors individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to Ohio State.

Four education abroad resident directors are recipients for the 2019 – 2020 Distinguished Staff Awards:

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Ohio State’s Office of Research announced details of the final round of funding to boost research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New research includes vaccine programs, mental health and history lessons.

Abhay Satoskar, professor and vice chair of research for the Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Pathology, is leading an effort to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 with a delivery platform designed to induce a robust immune response and provide longer immunity.

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Rattan Lal has been awarded the 2020 World Food PrizeThe Ohio State University soil scientist Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 World Food Prize for his pioneering work to reduce hunger and promote sustainability. Over five decades and spanning five continents, Lal has reduced hunger through innovative agricultural methods across the globe that not only restore degraded soil but also reduce global warming.

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oval seal 3020Ohio State has canceled all university-sponsored autumn semester education abroad programs prior to August 25. 

A decision about autumn semester programs beginning after August 25 will be made on June 15.

Students with program start dates prior to August 25 have been notified that the university cannot support international travel at this time and their applications have been withdrawn.

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Featuring Amanda Yusko

High-profile instances of racial profiling and police-involved deaths have heightened existing social tensions in the United States.

Following the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, individuals of all backgrounds across the United States and the world joined in solidarity against racial injustice. Many have participated in demonstrations and shared their voices through social media.

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Four Brazilian universities have listed The Ohio State University as a partner for the new Brazilian government funding system, CAPES PrInt. CAPES is an important foundation connected with the Ministry of Education in Brazil.

This 60-million-dollar, four-year program aims to promote the development of strategic internationalization plans as a means to improve the quality of Brazilian graduate courses and to draw greater international visibility to scientific research carried out in Brazil.

Opportunities include Brazilian graduate students interested in being visiting scholars abroad and graduate students wanting to be visiting scholars in Brazil, as well as Brazilian faculty nominating their foreign collaborators as visiting faculty in Brazil.

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