Global Engagement Spring Break Trip to Williamsburg
International and domestic students can enter a lottery to join the Office of International Affairs on a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia from March 11-14.

The long weekend will include a visit to New River Gorge National Park
, historic Colonial Williamsburg for a look back in time to the American Revolution, an opportunity to tour Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, as well as a tour of the historical University of Virginia  campus, which was designed by Jefferson.

There are 40 spots available, 20 for international students and 20 for domestic students. Transportation, lodging, all breakfasts, some group meals and all museum admissions will be provided. 

Click here  to enter the lottery by Wednesday, February 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interested students should contact Jessica McCune with questions.
Apply to Become a Global Ambassador
The Office of International Affairs is seeking both American and international students to volunteer as Global Ambassadors. The Global Ambassadors will be a diverse team of students committed to promoting cultural exchange at Ohio State.  
Students who apply must be in good academic standing and be able to attend multiple meetings throughout the year. Visit to learn more about the opportunities and responsibilities of this role. Applications are due March 12 at 11:59 p.m.
Campus Climate Survey
At Ohio State, ensuring a healthy and safe campus climate is a top priority. The Campus Climate Survey launched on February 5 and is one part of Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State's comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence. This anonymous and voluntary survey is available to all students through Friday, March 10. 

The results will be used to guide policies to encourage a healthy, positive and nondiscriminatory environment on campus. The goal is to make Ohio State as safe as possible by developing programs and services that address sexual assault, sexual misconduct and relationship violence. To take the survey, visit
President's Day Jeopardy
Join Global Engagement on Monday, February 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building for President's Day Jeopardy!

To honor our presidents and their accomplishments, students will work in teams to answer a series of questions for a chance to win fun prizes!

Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jess McCune with any questions.

Pre-departure Orientation 2016 Group Discussion
Did you attend the Pre-departure Orientation in Beijing and Shanghai last June? 

The Office of International Affairs would like to invite students who attended the Pre-departure Orientation for a group discussion. Please join us for dinner and share your experience. There are three sessions available. You may sign up at
For questions, please contact Cindy Jiang

Ice Skating with OIA
Join the Office of International Affairs for an afternoon of  ice skating with friends. All students and international scholars are welcome to join.

Visit the  Ohio State Ice Rink, 390 Woody Hayes Drive, on Sunday, February 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. 

Scholars will have to bring their own skates or rent a pair for $3. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Montour.

Hip-Hop Workshop
In celebration of Black History Month, Global Engagement will host a Hip-Hop workshop on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Women's Field House (located across from the RPAC soccer fields).

Students will learn about Hip-Hop's origin in the '70s and its evolution through the years, while practicing fun dance moves.

Plan on wearing comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact Shaniqua Ingol with any questions.

Attend Taste of OSU 2017 for a Night of Cultural Exchange
Taste of OSU  is an Ohio State signature event that brings together more than 50 student organizations to provide a night of international food, cultural performances and exhibits to a crowd of about 4,000 attendees. 

This year, Taste of OSU will take place on February 17 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.

Orientation Leaders and Peer Advisors Applications
The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for Orientation Leaders and Peer Advisors.

Orientation Leaders are a diverse group of students who welcome new international students to Ohio State and the city of Columbus and lead orientation. Learn more and apply by February 13 at 5 p.m.

Peer Advisors are undergraduate or graduate students who play an essential role in introducing new international students to Ohio State by familiarizing new students to important university resources and policies as well as sharing their experiences as successful students. See full description and apply by February 13 at 5 p.m.
Global Engagement Night
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 Valentine's Day party, and it will take place on  Tuesday, February 14 from 6 - 7 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. 

Visit for a full schedule and a list of topics.
Global Leadership Initiative is Accepting Applications
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 in the community. 

The 2017 - 2018 cohort will consist of 24 members, including 12 domestic and 12 international students. All applicants must be current undergraduate students who will not graduate prior to the end of spring semester 2018. Please attend an information session and  apply before Sunday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact with any questions.
Academic Workshops
All international students are invited to attend academic workshops, designed specifically to address issues international students face in the classroom.
Attend "Building Confidence in Participating in Discussions and Preparing a Class Presentation" on Thursday, February 16, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.

This session is intended to provide international students with tips on participating in academic discussions and preparing for class presentations. Specifically, the session will offer guidance on: preparing for class discussions, getting involved in class discussions, asking and answering questions during class, useful phrases for academic discussions and presentations, practicing presentations and using feedback. Please register here .
Contact Caroline Omolesky with any questions.
ECP Registration is Open for Spring Semester!
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 six times to participate in discussions and fun events and activities on campus and around Columbus.

Being part of ECP will open world views, help students increase their Global English proficiency, give participants a chance to make new friends and develop better public and impromptu speaking skills. 

The application is now available and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Dan Montour with any questions.
Global Engagement Film Series
The Office of International Affairs collaborates with the Gateway Film Center to host our international film series. Students have the chance to view films from around the world for free!

This month's film is "Tanna"  which will be shown on February 22 at 7 p.m.

The film tells the story of two tribes at war. When a young girl, Wawa, is betrothed as part of a peace deal, she runs away with her lover, resisting the arranged marriage and causing friction to arise. Watch the trailer!

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

Contact Renée Bishai with questions.
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