The Office of International Affairs is currently accepting applications for the Exchange Partner Program, which matches current Ohio State undergraduate students with incoming international exchange students.
Interested students should be committed to helping exchange students feel at home on our campus and should show the desire to promote cross-cultural understanding at Ohio State.
The application for the 2018 - 2019 academic year is now available, and the application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. You are strongly advised to first review the questions and type answers into a Word document, then re-open the application to copy and paste in your answers (if you leave the application open for too long it may not submit properly).
Global Engagement Nights to Resume Spring Semester
Join the Office of International Affairs for Global Engagement Nightevery Tuesday evening during the semester. Domestic and international students are invited to engage in weekly conversations on a variety of themes.
Global Engagement Nights will start again tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9 for a welcome back celebration.
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 throughout 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 toapply 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 to new members and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Dan Montour with any questions.
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:
Developing Effective Study Skills: Memory Tools and Reading Strategies
Tuesday, January 9, 3 - 4 p.m.
100 Enarson Classroom Building
This will teach international 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
Develop a personal study plan incorporating the components above