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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.

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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