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Jeannie SimmonsJeannie Simmons, associate director of education abroad in the Office of International Affairs, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminar award to Taiwan.

Simmons will participate in a two-week group seminar of briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, cultural activities and meetings with representatives from universities, private sector agencies and organizations in March as part of this Fulbright award. The program is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Taiwan’s higher education system, society and culture.

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The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for two scholarships that support graduate and professional students in international research or travel. The deadline to apply for the Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship and the Phyllis Krumm Scholarship is Friday, February 23, 2018.

The Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace provides one or more awards for deserving graduate and professional students active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace. Students focused on international problems from any department or field are encouraged to apply.

The Phyllis Krumm Scholarship is awarded to graduate students for research or study in a European country or China. The scholarship is awarded for independent travel only, and preference is given to U.S. citizens, pursuing a career in diplomatic or other governmental international service. Students must demonstrate an appropriate background for research or study in a European country or mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.

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Phyllis Krumm Scholarship

Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship


Global Gateway GrantAll graduate students conducting research abroad this summer are encouraged to apply for the Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant.

The grant will fund applicants from a variety of disciplines who plan to conduct research abroad this summer, especially in locations where Ohio State has a Global Gateway office – China, India and Brazil – and where Ohio State hopes to have a more significant presence in the future – Ethiopia and Turkey. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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International Student Celebration Week will take place February 19 – 25 with events scheduled throughout the week to highlight the many university resources available to students.

All students should take this opportunity to learn more about campus resources, and socialize and connect with their peers.

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Daniel Silveira Cintra is a Brazilian student who interned through The Ohio Program, an international exchange program of The Ohio State University specializing in internships for horticulture, agriculture and turf Grass.
I am a forest engineer and last year I had the opportunity to participate in The Ohio Program (TOP). I interned at Speedling Incorporated in California. It was an intense year of learning and personal development that only such an opportunity can offer.
I learned about the program through a presentation in my university in Brazil, and I was the first student in my major to participate in the program. After sending in my application and going through some interviews, there I was, in California!

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The Office of International Affairs will host another round of our International Student Experience Workshop Series for faculty and staff interested in learning more about the international student experience. 

The workshops 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 their experiences on the selected topics.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for all three workshops. Each workshop is offered twice, and you only need to choose one to attend. Those who complete the three-part series will receive a training certificate from the Office of International Affairs. There is no cost to register, and light refreshments will be provided during each workshop.

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The Office of International Affairs is seeking volunteers for Taste of OSU 2018 on Friday, February 16, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event will feature more than 40 student organizations as they present international food, cultural exhibits and performances. Volunteers are needed for tasks including check-in, distributing programs and clean up assistance. The deadline to register is January 24.

Additionally, volunteers are needed for event photography. Students interested in photographing the event can apply online.  

Students and staff from the Fisher Honors Cohort Program were in Brazil December 14 - 23. The program consists of an eclectic, tight knit group of 30 highly motivated, hand-picked students who seek to leverage educational opportunities across the entire university. It spans from the autumn semester of a student's junior year and into the spring semester of their senior year.

Ty Shepfer, senior lecturer and director of the Honors Cohort Program, and Zach Grammel, program manager at the Office of Global Business, accompanied the students in their visits to Brazilian companies and nonprofits, events and activities. The programming in Brazil was organized by Shepfer and Grammel with support from their in-country travel agency and the Brazil Gateway team.

During their stay, the group visited the Brazil Gateway's new office in Moema. Jane K. Aparecido, Brazil Gateway's academic relations and alumni community manager, spoke about the office and the relationships and opportunities between Ohio State and institutions in Brazil. Andrea Costa, senior consultant at Visagio, one of Ohio State's main partners in Brazil, spoke about Visagio, its business and consulting strategy and its connection with Ohio State through programs such as GAP (Global Applied Projects), internships available for Fisher's MBA students and its seven-week program for Visagio's consultants at Fisher.

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ChenAre you a graduate student interested in research conducted abroad by your peers? Join us to learn about graduate students’ research, their experiences abroad and the relationships built during their research on Thursday, January 25, 4-6 p.m. in the research commons on the third floor of the 18th Avenue Library. This symposium will utilize PechaKucha formatting which allows for 20 images with 20 seconds of background information by each student to help paint a picture of the significant international presence of each Global Gateway Grant awardee. Snacks will be provided. 

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FLAS FELLOWS.JPGThe Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the East Asian Studies Center are seeking applications for fellowships for summer term 2018 and academic year 2018-19, and the Center for Latin American Studies and the Middle East Studies Center for Academic Year 2018-19, under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Fellowships are available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students pursuing a course of study that requires advanced foreign language and area studies training, and select undergraduate students (eligibility varies by center). Applications are due Thursday, February 1, 2018. For more information, visit the FLAS Fellowship website.