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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.

Updated Travel Restrictions due to COVID-2019 Coronavirus

February 23, 2020 - The Ohio State University, in accordance with the guidance of the CDC and U.S. Department of State, has extended the temporary suspension on all university supported travel to mainland China through April, 20 2020. Ohio State’s full statement on COVID-2019 coronavirus is available on the Wexner Medical Center website.

In following this protocol, Ohio State supported student travel is impacted in the following manner. Mainland China Any Ohio State supported undergraduate travel to China is suspended through April 20, 2020. Ohio State supported graduate student travel prior to April 20, 2020 will require submission of an assessment to be authorized by the Office of the Provost.

  1. The Office of International Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences have made the decision to preemptively suspend the Global Priority Access Global May China program for summer 2020. The summer 2020 program had a start date of May 3. The university plans to resume the program in summer 2021.
  2. The Office of International Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences are currently assessing the viability of the Intensive Chinese Language Program in Suzhou scheduled to start June 5.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is currently rated Tier 2: Specific Risk on Ohio State’s risk designated scale. Ohio State supported undergraduate travel to Hong Kong remains suspended through summer 2020, and graduate travel currently requires approval of a travel assessment.

Macau and Taiwan

The temporary restrictions on travel do not pertain to Macau or Taiwan.

Additional travel to Asia-Pacific Region

Ohio State is monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of State. This information is reviewed in consultation with university medical directors and campus experts in epidemiology and infectious disease. At this point, there have been no restrictions on travel or suspension of programs based on the professional resources.

Personal travel and travel to China

This Travel Alert does not address personal travel to China or university protocol for inbound travel from China. University reporting requirements for personal travel and guidance for travelers returning from China are addressed in the university COVID-2019 coronavirus update available on the Wexner Medical Center website.