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  • Autumn semester 2020

    Information for international students regarding returning to campus.

  • Virtual Advising

    Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs are available for virtual advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. via CarmenZoom.

  • Health professionals

    Are invited to participate in this year's digital Global One Health Summer Institute, which offers trainings that address diseases at the interface of humans, animals, plants and the environment.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

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

Travel Alerts

March 11, 2020 – Ohio State messaged all travelers on semester and academic year university supported international experiences strongly recommending they return to the United States. The university has offered to work with travelers on university supported experience to defray any unreimbursed costs and explore options for academic credit to complete their education abroad experience.

Although travelers were not obligated to leave their programs to return to the United States, the university referenced the unpredictable environment as rationale for its recommendation. The continuing response by nations and governments, including border closures, entry restrictions, quarantines and curtailment of universities and other public services, could put travelers at risk. As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, travelers remaining in their host country may face temporary restrictions on their movement and/or limited access to routine health care.

Additional information on Ohio State’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the Wexner Medical Center website.

March 10, 2020 – President Michael Drake has issued a comprehensive update on Ohio State’s response to the international viral outbreak of 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19). The update includes temporary restrictions on university-supported international travel. The Office of International Affairs is working with senior university leadership on application of this guidance for travelers currently abroad. Initial messaging was provided to travelers last night, with further guidance anticipated. Additional information on Ohio State’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the Wexner Medical Center website.