Global Engagement Night - Meet and Greet
Join the Office of International Affairs for Global Engagement Night every Tuesday evening during the semester. Domestic and international students are invited to engage in weekly conversations on a variety of themes. 

The next Global Engagement Night will be a meet and greet since it is the first meeting of the semester, and it will take place tomorrow, August 29 from 6 - 7 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. 

Visit go.osu.edu/GlobalEngagementNight for a full schedule and a list of topics.
Apply To Be In the Planning Committee for Taste of OSU!
If you are a student interested in putting your organizational and leadership skills to the test, then you should apply to become the chair-elect of our signature event, Taste of OSU

The Office of International Affairs is accepting applications from students who want to learn more about running a planning committee, budgeting, time management and communications. Applicants for Taste of OSU chair-elect position will need to be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in spring 2019. 

If selected as Taste of OSU chair-elect, the student will be mentored throughout the Taste of OSU 2018 planning process so that he or she will be ready to assume the position of chair of Taste of OSU in February 2019. 

Applications will be open until September 8 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Alessa Rosa with questions.
Global Engagement Film Series
The Office of International Affairs collaborates with the Gateway Film Center to host a monthly international film series. Students have the chance to view films from around the world for free!  

The next film will be shown on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. 

The first 30 students will receive free popcorn and soda! Admission is FREE for students with a BuckID and offered at regular price to the public.

Contact Renée Bishai with questions.
Career and Internship Fair
Join Buckeye Careers for a campus-wide career fair that connects Ohio State students across all majors, graduate programs and degree levels with employers seeking to recruit them for career employment and internships.  

Professional dress is required. Current students should bring a BuckID for entry; there is no pre-registration required. Recent Ohio State alumni are welcome to attend and should bring a copy of their resume for entry.

The fair will take place on September 12-13 at the Ohio Union, 1 - 5 p.m., and interviews happen on September 14.
Save the Date for the Education Abroad Expo
Learn more about the 200+ education abroad programs that Ohio State has to offer. 

The Education Abroad Expo will take place on Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the East Ballroom at the Ohio Union.

We hope you will join us! Visit oia.osu.edu for more information.

Join the English Conversation Program
The Office of International Affairs' English Conversation Program (ECP) is a fun way to connect with Ohio State students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Each semester, groups of five will meet th roughout the semester to participate in discussions and fun events and activities on campus and around Columbus.

The English Conversation Program is a wonderful opportunity for international students and American students to expand their worldviews, improve their intercultural communication skills and make friends from around the globe. 

Students who register for ECP, also have the opportunity to apply to be part of the Language Improvement Track (LIT). LIT is for students who are more interested in developing their English speaking and listening skills, and students who are more interested in teaching language and interpersonal skills.

Registration is now open and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Dan Montour with any questions.
Get To Know The Writing Center
On Wednesday, August 30, the Writing Center will be visiting the Office of International Affairs from 1 - 4 p.m., in Enarson Classroom Building, conference room 160, for a "meet and greet" with students. 

International students waiting to meet with an immigration coordinator during walk-in advising hours, or any student waiting to meet with Education Abroad staff, are welcome to stop by for coffee, tea and cookies and to learn about the Writing Center's services.
Life In Motion With Recreational Sports
It is a new academic year and Recreational Sports has new opportunities for you to get active!

The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) will have a FREE slacklining clinic on the Oval on Wednesday, August 30. Pre-Registration is required.
 
Also be sure to check out all the trips and clinics available through the OAC this Fall!
Avoiding Academic Scams
Unfortunately, many international students are targeted by scams, especially via email. One common scam is for a group or individual to email students, often in their native language, offering to complete homework assignments, or write papers, in exchange for money.

You should never enter into an arrangement with anyone who says they will complete assignments for you. The work you submit for your courses should always be completed by you, and you alone. Regardless of the circumstances, submitting work completed by another individual constitutes academic misconduct and is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

If you are struggling to complete a writing assignment on your own, or feel lost about how to get started on a paper, make an appointment at Ohio State's Writing Center! Visiting the Writing Center is free of charge, and their consultants can work with you on a wide variety of assignments at any stage of your writing process. In-person and online appointments are available.

If you receive an email from someone offering to do work for you, you should forward the message to Ohio State's phishing e-mail address, report-phish@osu.edu.
Graduate Student Refresher
All graduate students are invited to attend all three installments of the "Writing, Teaching and Research: Graduate Student Refresher Workshop Series" offered by University Libraries, the Writing Center and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

The workshops will be held August 30, September 6, September 13, 4 - 6 p.m. each day, in the Research Commons at the 18th Ave. Library. The workshops will guide you through helpful campus resources related to research and teaching at the university. Light refreshments will be served.

For full details, see the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing's Workshops and Retreats webpage.
Academic Workshops
All international students are invited to attend two upcoming academic workshops, designed specifically to address issues international students face in the classroom.
 
The workshop "Developing Effective Study Skills: Memory Tools and Reading Strategies" will be held on Thursday, August 31, 3 - 4 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. This session will help students to describe different types of memory, identify their sense-related learning style, optimize factors that lead to rote learning, utilize processes that build meaningful learning, attend to overarching factors that affect memory, and develop a personal study plan incorporating the aforementioned components above. Please register.
 
The session "Communicating with Faculty and Instructors" will be held on Tuesday, September 12, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building. This workshop will offer guidance on sharing ideas, building a relationship and discussing academic performance with professors and instructors. Plus, tips on asking course-related questions in and outside of class and learning the etiquette of writing emails to professors and instructors. Please register.
 
Contact Caroline Omolesky with any questions.
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Global Engagement Calendar of Events
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