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Shanghai HistoryThe 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 Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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Taste of OSU - Armenian Students AssociationTaste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event that brings together more than 50 student organizations to provide a night of international food, cultural performances and exhibits to a crowd of about 4,000 attendees. This year, Taste of OSU will take place on February 17 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union. Check out the Facebook event and invite friends to attend. Entry is free and all are invited to attend. Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods will cost only $1 each.

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There's still time in February to apply for several study abroad programs. The benefits of education abroad are boundless. You can earn academic credit, experience hands-on learning and develop global competencies. You will learn problem-solving skills, as well as a sense of direction and purpose for your future career. Don't miss your chance to apply for the following programs with February 15 deadlines.

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The Office of International Affairs is committed to supporting and assisting the university community with international related-concerns. In light of the recent Executive Order and its implications for our university community, we want to provide additional information and resources for those students, faculty and staff who are affected or who may have concerns.

The Executive Order has suspended entry into the United States for non-immigrants and immigrants who are nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The period of suspension is 90 days from the date of signing of the executive order on January 27, 2017. The Department of Homeland Security has indicated that it will generally permit permanent residents ("green card" holders) from these countries to enter the United States. However, permanent residents from these countries may be subject to additional scrutiny and questioning upon entry to the United States.

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Taste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event that brings together more than 50 student organizations to provide a night of international food, cultural performances and exhibits to a crowd of about 4,000 attendees. This year, Taste of OSU will take place on February 17 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

All are invited to attend and entry to the event is free. Attendees can purchase (cash and BuckID only) $1 tickets to sample the array of international dishes prepared by the student organizations along with Student Life’s Dining Services chefs.

Each organization that will serve international cuisine, exhibit a cultural display or perform a dance or activity will embrace flavors and characteristics of their home countries represented by their organization.

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In light of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, the China Gateway organized a year-end event for Chinese parents to convene and exchange ideas.

Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, gave opening remarks at the event.

“We appreciate your continuous support and will make continued efforts to offer improved services to you,” said You.

The meeting created an open space for parents to communicate with each other and the China Gateway staff. Many parents commented that their students were having a great experience at Ohio State and that they greatly benefited from the pre-departure orientation (PDO) hosted by the university. Some brought attention to specific issues such as visa maintaining, job searching and major transferring.

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After the success of hosting a well-attended career fair last August, the Ohio State China Gateway collaborated with seven American universities to co-host a Career Open Day and create more career opportunities for current students and alumni in finance and business.

The Career Open Day was held in Shanghai on January 6 and attracted around 30 top firms and 300 Chinese young professionals. Companies in attendance included PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Citibank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, DBS Bank and Bloomberg.

Prior to the career fair, guest speakers from Standard Chartered, JD Finance and Bloomberg shared the benefits of educational experiences abroad and the insights of financial development in China. Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, discussed the role of the China Gateway and how it supports bridging the gap between job-seeking and talent acquisition.

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The Office of International Affairs is seeking applicants for the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. These grants provide support forDevin Grammon, Fulbright-Hays recipient advanced graduate students any field of study who possess strong background in modern foreign languages and area studies. Proposals for full-time dissertation research abroad should focus on topics that develop research knowledge and capabilities in world areas not commonly taught in U.S. institutions. Grants support field research of six to 12 months in duration. Eligibility is restricted to students who possess the requisite language skills for the dissertation project, and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for Orientation Leaders – a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus. Students who apply must be available to work 36-38 hours per week from Monday, July 24 - Sunday, August 20, 2017.Students selected as Orientation Leaders will be responsible for welcoming new international students, answering questions on a variety of topics such as transportation, life on campus and things to do in Columbus, while also leading orientation events and activities.

Click here to learn more about this paid position and apply to work alongside our Global Engagement team to make new international students feel at home. Applications are due by Monday, February 13 at 5 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan McCarthy.

Peer Advisors are undergraduate or graduate students who play an essential role in introducing new international students to Ohio State by familiarizing new students to important university resources and policies as well as sharing their experiences as successful students.

Throughout the academic year, Peer Advisors assist our incoming students and their families in a variety of capacities to help the newest members of our community be prepared to succeed in their Ohio State career right from the start. Peer Advisors work in collaboration with other students, Office of International Affairs, professional staff and other Ohio State administrators to ensure that new students have a positive check-in and orientation experience.

Learn more about this paid position and apply by Monday, February 13 at 5 p.m. Contact Amanda Yusko with any questions.