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Global Engagement

Ohio State is committed to encouraging cross-cultural interaction and promoting the exchange of ideas as it moves toward becoming a preeminent global university. The Office of International Affairs has developed creative programming to increase opportunities for international students to get involved and facilitate growing relationships between international students and the Ohio State campus community through social, cultural and educational activities.

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.

A Global Engagement newsletter is emailed to all interested students on a weekly basis. The newsletter includes information about upcoming Global Engagement Nights, international film series screenings, cultural activities on campus and in Columbus, and resources available to students looking to engage with other Ohio State students. Sign up to receive Global Engagement e-newsletter.

View the complete topic schedule for Global Engagement Nights.

International and domestic students can enter a lottery to join the Office of International Affairs on a trip to Memphis, Tennessee from March 8-11.

The long weekend will include a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum and Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. The trip back to Columbus will include one day stop in Louisville, Kentucky with a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum or the Muhammad Ali Center.

Interested students should visit 100 Oxley Hall from Monday, February 24 to Wednesday, February 26 to enter the lottery for a spot on the trip. There are 40 spots available, 20 for international students and 20 for domestic students. If you are chosen you will be notified on Thursday, February 27.

Transportation, lodging and a group meal are included in the trip. Contact Renée Bishai with questions.

Muyao Shen, an international student from China and a Global Ambassador with the Office of International Affairs, recently started a blog to share her perspective on cross-cultural connections on campus, the Global Engagement Night program and life as an international student at Ohio State.

Shen’s recent posts document various Global Engagement Nights hosted at the Office of International Affairs. The weekly program invites international and domestic students to discuss a variety of topics and expand their cross-cultural knowledge and relationships.

Hear more from Shen on her blog, Crossing Borders, and then learn how you can join the conversation at the next Global Engagement Night.

The Office oOmarf International Affairs is partnering with the Gateway Film Center for an international film series this semester.  

The next film will be Omar (2013), a Palestinian film nominated for an Oscar in the foreign language film category. The film will be shown Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. Come see this nominated film before the Oscars air on March 3. The first 30 students will receive free popcorn and soda. All students can attend the film for free with a valid BuckID.

Join the event on our Facebook page.

Please contact Renée Bishai with questions.

Join the Global Engagement team on Saturday, February 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Ohio State Ice Rink for an evening of ice skating with friends.

The ice skating party is free. You can bring your own ice skates or rent a pair of ice skates for $2. All international and domestic students are welcome. Please contact Megan McCarthy with questions.

To learn about more events with Global Engagement follow the Office of International Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.

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Student Perspectives

Global Engagement at the Office of International Affairs is committed to providing students with opportunities that encourage cross-cultural interaction and promote global awareness on Ohio State's campus.

Through student leadership, events and programming, Global Engagement brings together a diverse group of students committed to making Ohio State a more globally engaged university.

Learn more about the students involved at the Office of International Affairs, and discover the work they are doing to promote global awareness and improve cross-cultural relationships on campus.