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Help Welcome New International Students

Every year, Ohio State welcomes thousands of international students to campus. In these unprecedented times, new international students won't be able to enjoy the traditional Buckeye experience.

However, the Office of International Affairs will host a series of virtual events beginning August 3 to help new international students transition to college life, make new connections and learn about available resources. We would like to invite students to log in to our social events and help us give new international students a warm welcome to Ohio State.

Virtual Welcome Booth

  • Log in when you can to be available and share your student experience and answer questions new international students may have.
  • August 3-21, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.
  • Join event online (password: welcome)

Speed Friending

  • Students are able to make new connections and practice conversation skills! Conversations will be facilitated with specific engaging topics.
  • August 5, 12 and 19, 6-7 p.m.
  • Register online

Game Night

  • Join us weekly for a variety of interactive speaking and improv activities and fun group games. Log in to meet new people, flex your creative brain and learn new games that you can play with your friends and family.
  • August 6, 13 and 20, 6-7 p.m.
  • Register online

For a full schedule of events, download our Global Events app.