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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.

South Korea CDC Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel

February 25, 2020 – In response to the CDC issuance of a Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Coronavirus in South Korea, Ohio State has suspended university-supported student travel to South Korea.

In following this protocol, Ohio State supported student travel is impacted in the following manner.

Spring 2020 travel

  1. Ohio State has two students currently enrolled in an education abroad program in Seoul, South Korea. Their program sponsor has announced a suspension of the program, and Ohio State is working with the students to facilitate their immediate return home.
  2. Additional undergraduate travel for the Spring 2020 semester is suspended while the CDC Warning Level 3 is in place. Ohio State will evaluate the temporary suspension at the point the CDC travel health notice is lowered.
  3. Graduate travel would require submission of an assessment to the International Travel Policy Committee, and review and approval by the Office of the Provost

Summer 2020 travel

  1. Ohio State has multiple programs scheduled to travel to South Korea in summer 2020. At this point those programs are not suspended.
  2. However, should the CDC Warning Level 3 remain in place, programming would not move forward.
  3. Ohio State will be evaluating those programs. Updates will be posted to the OIA Travel Alerts page and communicated to students by their Office of International Affairs program coordinator.

At this point, there are no restrictions on faculty or staff travel to South Korea. There are also no current reporting requirements on university or personal travel to and from South Korea. The university committee on COVID-19 coronavirus response will evaluate the impact of the CDC Warning Level 3 on additional university travel to South Korea. Any updates will be communicated by the Office of the Provost and leaders of Ohio State’s medical health teams and posted to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center website.

Ohio State is aware of additional CDC travel notices for other countries. Those will be addressed in an additional OIA Travel Alert.