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GlobalGatewayGrantSponsored by the Office of International Affairs Global Gateways, the Ohio State Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Students, the Global Gateways Student Research Abroad Grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate student researchers at Ohio State.

The grant provides financial support that allows students to undertake thesis or dissertation research abroad, and thus work toward the completion of their degree. Awardees also will assist the university pursue its strategic international goals by creating and bolstering relations with universities and other institutions across the world. All graduate students conducting such research abroad internationally this summer are encouraged to apply.

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PaulBergerPaul Berger, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded the prestigious 2020-2021 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair award to Finland.

Berger will teach and conduct research at Tampere University for four months during each 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. He will research printed electronics for Internet-of-Everything devices like heart monitors and other technology that communicate with sensors. Each sensor would look as simple as a thin, flexible postage stamp that will fasten to any object in order to monitor position, weight, temperature and pressure. This kind of monitoring could be applied to reduction of food wastage by bringing real-time inventory control into restaurant kitchens or wearable medical devices that would look like a Band-Aid but could monitor heart functionality, essentially cutting the wires of a hospital bed or charging power cord.

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Andrea GrottoliAndrea Grottoli, professor of earth sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious 2020 – 2021 U.S. Fulbright Award to France.

Grottoli will visit Laboratoire Océanographique de Villefranche de Sorbonne Université to conduct research on how Mediterranean corals cope with ocean acidification during October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

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Visiting Scholar Yekoyealem Desie welcomed to Columbus by Ann O'ConnellYekoyealem Desie is at Ohio State for four months as a visiting scholar in the Department of Educational Studies and the Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement program in the College of Education and Human Ecology. Dr. Yekoye is Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer for the College of Education and Behavioral Studies in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

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globalambassadors 0170 smallThe Office of International Affairs is seeking both domestic and international students to volunteer as global ambassadors. Global ambassadors are a diverse team of students committed to promoting cultural exchange at The Ohio State University. As volunteers with the Office of International Affairs, global ambassadors demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Office of International Affairs, which seeks the engagement of students, staff and faculty in the global Ohio State community.

Apply online before Monday, March 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Shaniqua Ingol with questions. Interviews will be conducted through CarmenZoom,

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International student-athletes celebrating cultural diversityMore than 1,000 Ohio State student-athletes compete on 36 NCAA D1 teams. Nearly 90 of those Buckeyes are international students-athletes who are competing at the highest level in their sport while attending school in another country and often taking classes in a second language. A dedicated group of athletes have formed a support group for all international student-athletes on campus.

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Melissa Liang is a senior majoring in operations management who studied abroad with the Fisher College of Business Honors Global Lab program in Brazil during Winter Break 2019.

Through the Fisher College of Business Honors Cohort program, I had the chance to spend two weeks in São Paulo and Rio experiencing a variety of companies and cultural experiences.

We competed in a case competition with other Brazilian students and not only experienced new perspectives on life but formed life-long friendships.

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155767700426587988 1686x2250.d6893cc772e74b3998c2fdc709fa9a46Education abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. The Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of study abroad programs for students to choose from, so you can find the one that's the right fit for you. There are several education abroad programs with deadlines occurring in February. Read more to explore these faculty-led programs and be sure to submit your application on time. To learn more about semester-length programs, use the education abroad search tool.

In celebration of Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, the Office of International Affairs will reimburse three students’ ($150) education abroad application fees. Students who are committed to an approved program will be selected at random during spring semester. 

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Yoruba Club 21 donated $5,000 to the Owomoyela Yoruba Studies FundMembers of the Yoruba Club 21 reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Yoruba history, language and culture study at The Ohio State University through a new donation of $5,000 to the Center for African Studies, which administers the Oyekan Owomoyela Yoruba Studies Fund. YC21 President Taiwo Osunsanyo, along with Vice President Gbenga Sholesi, General Secretary Yomi Adejobi and former president Professor Adeleke Adeeko presented the check to Fernando Unzueta, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs and Laura Joseph of the Center for African Studies.

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RobbySoto1Robby Soto is a journalism major who studied abroad in the Dominican Republic on the Higher Education in the Dominican Republic: Access, Equity and Opportunity education abroad program during winter break 2019.

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country on the inside and out. The island screams with nature in a colorful language that cannot be explained in words. Underneath the surface is a society of people who operate in a collectivist and familial mindset, which results in chivalry, consideration and a sense of safety. Although, with a very adverse history of dictatorships, government corruption and natural disasters, they have struggled to develop their cities, homes and schools and have fallen far behind most countries in all levels of societal development.

The DR's culture is deeply rooted in Catholicism, and this is displayed throughout the education system they have today. The church plays a big role in their youth's development by providing a faith, but also through the funding of multiple private schools throughout the country. Children attending private school obtain a far better experience in terms of knowledge obtained, quality of teachers, quality of meals and extra-curricular activities.

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