China Gateway


The China Gateway is a mini-embassy serving as a liaison between The Ohio State University and China, assisting both current and future students.

Future Students

If you are interested in attending Ohio State, please visit:

China Pre-Departure Orientation

The Ohio State University offers a Pre-Departure Orientation for new Chinese students who have been accepted and have paid their acceptance fee. The Pre-Departure Orientation offers an opportunity for future students, and their families, to learn more about college life, meet other Ohio State students and university staff and learn important information before traveling to the United States.

The Pre-Departure Orientation is a two-day program offered in Shanghai and Beijing. Students can choose one of the four sessions available, and each student can register themselves and two guests. Attending the orientation with family is a great way to build a foundation for success at Ohio State.

Current Students

To learn more about opportunities related to China for current Ohio State students, view the following pages:

Chinese Culture and Language

The Ohio State campus community engages in Chinese culture and language via an academic department, Area Studies Centers and education abroad programs.


The Undergraduate Research Office and the Office of Research provide numerous opportunities to support research about and in China.


Opportunities for international internships are available through the Fisher College of Business.


The China Gateway provides support to students interested in gaining work experience in China.

Career Services

The China Gateway has established a career resource center that extends career services beyond the United States. The service center aims to assist Ohio State students and alumni in exploring career opportunities in China and better engage corporate partners for multifaceted collaborations. 

One example of career services includes the China Career Fair that provides a platform to connect employers with Ohio State students and alumni since 2016. In collaboration with dozens of prestigious American Universities’ China offices and more than 100 corporate partners, this event not only benefits our students, but also improves Ohio State’s brand as a global university.  

Columbus cultural and professional organizations

International friendship organizations

Professional associations


For study opportunities, there are English-taught programs offered by local universities in the areas of language, culture, business, etc. There are also advanced level Chinese language courses if you have already studied Chinese for a while. For internships, if the firms do accept foreign interns, they usually don’t require Chinese language skills. However, it will always be helpful to have a good knowledge of Chinese.

The China Gateway offers the Global Internship Program during the summer. Due to the current visa regulations in China, Chinese citizenship is required for the 2017 program. For domestic students, please contact Business Manager Tina Zhan at for more opportunities. For full-time opportunities, please note that the current regulations require two years of work experience in order to apply for the work visa in China. Please feel free to reach out to our office directly for more information.

Visit Education Abroad. In the “country” column, choose “China,” and click on “search programs.” All the programs will be listed.