China Gateway


The China Gateway serves 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

Ohio State offers a Pre-Departure Orientation for new Chinese students who have been accepted and have paid their acceptance fee. 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.

Pre-Departure Orientation is held virtually for students and their families and translation services are provided during the online presentation. Pre-Departure Orientation is a collaboration among the Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life, Office of Student Academic Success and the China Gateway. Participating in the orientation 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.

Career Services

The China Gateway helps Ohio State students and alumni explore career opportunities in China and better engage with 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 provides job portals and career events to connect Ohio State students and alumni with internship and full-time opportunities in China. 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 at

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