Join the Exchange Partner Program
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).

To learn more and apply visit Contact  Caroline Omolesky with any 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, January 24 at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. 

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.
Global Engagement Nights to Resume Spring Semester
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. 
Global Engagement Nights will start again tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9 for a welcome back celebration.
Visit   to see the full schedule and a list of topics for spring semester.
ECP Registration is Open for New Members
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 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
  • Register
Building Confidence in Participating in Discussions and Preparing a Class Presentation
  • Thursday, January 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • 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
  • Register
ontact  Caroline Omolesky  with any questions.
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