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  • PDO in China

    50 Chinese student volunteers will help make Pre-Departure Orientation a success.

  • Summer Institute

    Save the date: The 7th Annual One Health Summer Institute will take place May 15 - August 31, 2018

  • Global Engagement News

    Check out the newsletter to stay updated on Global Engagement's activities on campus and in Columbus.

  • Global Competencies

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

Applications now available for Global Engagement Orientation Leaders


  • Ohio State student in good academic standing
  • Committed to cross-cultural exchange
  • Open-minded and willing to learn about other cultures
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with others
  • Excellent Time Management and Communication Skills
  • Responsible
  • Positive, upbeat attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to deal with change
  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn and teach about the university community and city of Columbus
  • Previous language or travel experience is great but definitely not required

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Attend and participate in all training sessions July 25-29, 2016
  • Be available for 36-38 hours per week as assigned from July 30-August 21, 2016
  • Manage Airport Welcome Booth, OIA Welcome Center at the Ohio Union, and the Welcome Booth on the first floor of the Ohio Union
  • Acquaint new students with campus services, building locations, and university policies and procedures
  • Serve as a knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming representative of Ohio State and OIA
  • Lead welcome activities such as shopping, arts and culture excursions, athletic events and restaurant outings.
  • Facilitate orientation sessions and small group discussions
  • Assist with other Office of International Affairs events as needed