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  • FAQs

    Answers regarding the new guidelines for international student advising and travel signatures.

  • You're Not Alone

    International students are invited to participate in this four-part webinar series to promote emotional and social wellness. 

  • Delegation in Brazil

    The Brazil Gateway welcomed Ohio State representatives February 10-13.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.

Pre-Arrival FAQ

This section is a resource for international students to find answers to frequently asked questions on a variety of topics that are important to know prior to arriving at Ohio State.

In this section, international students can find out which visa is right for them and which placement tests they are required to take. This section also answers questions about the SEVIS fee, tuition and the necessary health screening and vaccinations.

Students may also find helpful to check out the information under "Arriving at Ohio State" for answers on housing, health insurance and registering for classes.

New international students are required to attend immigration check-in and orientation. This section provides answers students may have about scheduling an immigration check-in appointment and registering for orientation.