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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.

Spring Break Program Pre-Departure Update

March 4, 2020 - Ohio State has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on international travel. Based on the issuance of CDC Warning Level 3 travel health notices, the university has suspended university-supported travel including education abroad programs in China, South Korea and Italy. For more information on Ohio State’s response to recent CDC guidance for student travel, please refer to the Office of International Affairs travel alerts page.

Spring break destinations for Ohio State students do not have current CDC travel health notices or similar risk indicators, and programs are on schedule to travel. However, Ohio State understands not all student travelers and their families will share the same risk tolerance.

As a result, Ohio State has offered all students participating in university-sponsored international experiences over spring break the option to withdraw from their program. Students choosing to withdraw will have their program fee credited to their statement of account and will not be subject to the cancellation policy.

For those students who choose to travel, should the region or country on their itinerary be elevated to CDC Warning Level 3, Ohio State will suspend programming and work swiftly to relocate students or arrange for return to the United States.

Currently this option is only being made available for spring break programs. Decisions for summer programs will be determined in the near future.