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Wellness Workshop Series
Global Engagement has partnered with the Office of Student Life's Recreational Sports, the Student Wellness Center and Counseling and Consultation Services to host a series of workshops dedicated to promote the nine dimensions of wellness: emotional, career, social, intellectual, spiritual, physical, financial, creative and environmental.

Students who attend two or more workshops will be entered in a drawing to win fun prizes!

Workshops and themes:

Physical Wellness
We Are More Than A Building - 160 Enarson
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 - 6 p.m.

Intellectual Wellness Academic Workshop: Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking - 100 Enarson
Tuesday, February 13, 3 - 4 p.m.

Emotional Wellness Dance It Off - Houston House, Star Dance Studio
Wednesday, February 14, 4 - 5 p.m.

Yoga Session - 100 Enarson
Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m.

Financial Wellness
Personal Finance 101: Learning The Basics - 100 Enarson
Thursday, February 22, 5 - 6 p.m.

Become an Orientation Leader with the Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for  orientation leaders - a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus.
 
Orientation leaders will be responsible for leading group activities, including shopping trips, group meals, sporting events and game nights, while also helping at orientation events including the International Student Resource Fair, campus tours and greeting students at orientation sessions. This is a paid position!

Attend an information session to learn more:
  • Monday, February 12, 5 p.m. in 100 Enarson
Applications are due by Wednesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact  Renée Bishai .
Global Engagement Night - Valentine's Day Party
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 take place February 13, 6 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building, and we will be celebrating Valentine's Day with food and crafts.
 
Visit   go.osu.edu/GlobalEngagementNight   to see the full schedule and a list of topics for spring semester.
Global Leadership Initiative Application Now Available
The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) is a one-year program for students interested in embracing global perspectives, advocating for diversity and creating a lasting impact on Ohio State's community. 

The 2018-2019 cohort will consist of 24 members, including 12 domestic students and 12 international students. All applicants must be current undergraduate students at Ohio State who will not graduate prior to the end of spring semester 2019 and must attend a mandatory information session

Taste of OSU, a Night of Cultural Exchange
Taste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event that brings together student organizations to provide a night of international food appreciation, cultural performances and exhibits to a crowd of about 4,000 attendees.

This year, Taste of OSU will take place on February 16 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union. Entry is free and all are invited to attend. Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods will cost only $1 each.

Food tickets will be on sale on the day of the event (cash or BuckID) and will also be available for pre-sale starting on Monday, February 12 at the information desk in the Ohio Union (BuckID only).
Join the Peer Advisor Team for 2018-2019
Peer advisors are undergraduate or graduate students who play an essential role in introducing new international students to Ohio State. Peer advisors familiarize new students to important university resources and policies as well as share their experiences as successful students.

Throughout the academic 2018-2019 year, peer advisors assist our incoming students and their families in a variety of ways to help the newest members of our community be prepared and succeed in their Ohio State career right from the start.

Peer Advisors work in collaboration with other students, the Office of International Affairs, professional staff and other Ohio State administrators to ensure that new students have a positive check-in and orientation experience.

Learn more about this paid position and apply by Wednesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. Contact  Amanda Yusko with any questions.
International Student Celebration Week
Ohio State partners have come together to plan and host a week of events to celebrate Ohio State's international student community. International Student Celebration Week will take place February 19 - 25.
 
All students are invited to attend the events, which will be located in different areas throughout campus, and will highlight a wide array of university resources. Not only are these great opportunities for international students to learn more about university resources, but students will get to socialize and connect with their peers!

For more information and for a full calendar of events, visit the International Student Celebration Week's webpage.
Global Engagement Film Series - "In The Fade"
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, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center, and will feature the Golden Globe winner, "In the Fade," a German thriller about Katja, a women who seeks justice after her husband and son are killed by neo-Nazi terrorists. 

The eventual trial against the prepertratotors pushes Katja to the edge, but there's simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Registration is not required, but make sure to arrive early because 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.
Attend RUOK? Day
Come out to RUOK? Day on March 1, from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Ohio Union Performance Hall.

Hosted by Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide, it is Ohio State's largest annual mental health event. Help erase the stigma behind mental health and learn more about suicide prevention in a fun environment including free T-shirts, free food, therapy dogs and more. 

A variety of university-based and Columbus-based resources will be there, so you will be able to walk out knowing more about mental health and feel comfortable asking, "Are you okay?" 
Spring 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 next sessions coming up are:

Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking
  • Thursday, February 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
    100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • This session is intended to provide international students with tips on how to effectively prepare for tests and exams. Specifically, the session will offer guidance on:
    • Combating pre-exam stress
    • Planning study sessions that lead to a sense of preparedness
    • Effectively gathering and utilizing feedback from past exams
    • Strategically approaching multiple choice exams
    • Strategically approaching essay exams
    • Staying calm during exams
  • Register
Preparing Effective Papers
  • Thursday, March 22, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • This workshop will help students with the most common writing assignments at the undergraduate level, including short and long research papers, essays, and response papers.
  • Students will learn about:
    • Assignment expectations
    • How to effectively plan papers
    • Rules regarding plagiarism and citations
    • Writing resources on campus 
  • Register
C
ontact  Caroline Omolesky  with any questions.
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