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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

    Health professionals across the globe can sign up for Ohio State's Global One Health initiative's collection of online courses offered for free under the online Canvas Network.

Travel Alerts

February 27, 2020 - Ohio State is aware that the U.S. Embassy Nairobi issued a Security Alert this morning concerning a potential terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. There are currently 7 known Ohio State students conducting medical rotations in Kenya. Their site is well outside of Nairobi, and not subject to the security risk indicated in the alert. All students have been sent general guidance from Ohio State regarding the Alert. Ohio State has been in contact with officials within the U.S. Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council and peer universities with staff in Nairobi to seek further information on the Alert. If further action needs to be taken, the students will be informed.

February 25, 2020 - Ohio State is actively monitoring the updated CDC Travel Health Notices issued for COVID-19 coronavirus.

The CDC currently maintains Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel notices for:

Novel Coronavirus in China

Coronavirus in South Korea

In accordance with the CDC advice and Ohio State’s protocol for risk designated travel, the university has taken the following actions:

  1. China: a temporary suspension on all university-supported travel by faculty, staff and students to China is currently in effect through April 20, 2020. Information on travel restrictions to China can be found in the travel alert issued February 23 and Ohio State’s full statement on COVID-19 coronavirus is available on the Wexner Medical Center website.
  2. South Korea: A travel alert has been posted announcing the temporary suspension on all university-supported student travel to South Korea through April 20, 2020. At present, this does not impact faculty and staff travel.

In addition, the CDC has issued the following travel health notices (as of February 23, 2020):

Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions

Coronavirus in Japan

Coronavirus in Italy

Coronavirus in Iran

Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Coronavirus in Hong Kong

Updates and additional notices are published on the CDC website: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel.

Ohio State Students Currently Abroad Spring Semester

The CDC Alert Level 2 and Watch Level 1 travel health notices do not recommend cancelling, postponing or suspending travel. Ohio State currently has education abroad students on programs in Italy and Japan. At present Ohio State is not suspending spring 2020 programming in these locations.

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