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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.

Status Update for COVID-19

February 28, 2020 (3:30 p.m. EST) - A synopsis of the current status of Ohio State’s response to COVID-19 specific to international travel and education abroad programming.

  1. All university-supported travel by students, faculty and staff to China and South Korea has been temporarily restricted through at least April 20, 2020. Ohio State has accommodated students previously studying in each location to return home to the U.S.
  2. Summer 2020 education abroad programs to China have been suspended. All other summer 2020 programs currently remain on schedule.
  3. Current and future education abroad programming in Italy and Japan remains on course. Students in those countries have been provided with routine updates on Ohio State’s stance along with resources for awareness and prevention.
  4. With the exception of travel to China and South Korea, Ohio State has not placed restrictions on student movement between countries. However all students currently abroad planning travel away from their program location are advised to consult the travel guidance of the CDC and the World Health Organization and to register the additional travel in the U.S. Department of State STEP program. Travelers are advised that various travel restrictions may pose limitations on their travel or return. Students are advised to research the destination and modes of transit beforehand, leave extra time for health precautions at airports and train stations, carry all important items (passport, medicine) securely with them and to notify Ohio State, their overseas program and family at home of their intended movement.

Ohio State will continue to monitor resources from the CDC, WHO and U.S. Department of State throughout the weekend, and notify travelers of any relevant updates or changes to Ohio State travel. Additional information on Ohio State’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 is available on the Wexner Medical Center website.