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    Steven Hirsch, an alumnus, earned the Best in Show award for his submission “Beneath the Glacier” that he photographed in Iceland.

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    We are still accepting global ambassador applications! Deadline to apply is March 20.

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    Watch video of Ohio State students reflecting on how they developed global skills through education abroad programs.

Workshops and Events

There are many opportunities for students to get involved at Ohio State, through the Office of International Affairs, as well as other units in the university.

The Global Engagement team provides opportunities for international and domestic students to experience the diverse culture at Ohio State. Global Engagement has implemented a variety of programs and activities to better promote cross-cultural relationships on campus.

  • Global Engagement Nights
  • Student Trips
  • Global Leadership Initiative
  • Global Ambassadors

There are over 1,000 student organizations at Ohio State, including cultural and ethnic groups. You can learn more about these organizations by visiting the Ohio Union website or attending one of the Involvement Fairs at the beginning of autumn and spring semesters.

The English Conversation Program (ECP) matches American students with international students who would like to learn more about the American language and culture. Students meet on a weekly basis throughout the semester to practice communication skills and exchange their cultural knowledge.

A variety of workshops are hosted by the Office of International Affairs to support international students' academic and professional growth.

The International House is a learning community for students interested in learning about our world’s many cultures and communities. Students explore their own cultural identity and how it relates to others by living in a community of international and domestic students. Students in the community have the opportunity to learn how to be aware and active in an increasingly global society.