Enter the Lottery to Go to Philadelphia
International and domestic students can enter a lottery to join the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on a trip to Philadelphia, PA from October 11-15 during fall break. 

Activities will include visiting  Gettysburg , the site that is known for the turning point battle in the Civil War, the  Liberty Bell , symbol of freedom and liberty,  Independence Hall , where the Declaration of Independence  and U.S. Constitution  were signed, the National Constitution Center and more!

There are 40 spots available, 20 for international students and 20 for domestic students. Transportation, lodging, all breakfasts, some group meals and all activity admissions will be provided. 
Click here to enter the lottery by tomorrow, September 12 at 12 p.m. Interested students should contact Renée Bishai with questions.
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.
Share Your Perspective as an International Student with Faculty/Staff
The Global Engagement team at OIA is currently seeking international students to speak on panels, as part of a workshop series to educate faculty and staff about the "international student experience." 

The workshop will be a three-part series, covering the topics shown below. The panel will be an important segment of each workshop, in which students will answer questions from the faculty/staff attendees about their experience on campus and the United States, based around the topic for the day.
We'll offer two sessions of each of the three workshops, at the following dates and times:
Workshop I: Pre-arrival and Check-In & Orientation
Date #1: Tuesday, September 26, panel beginning at 11 a.m.
Date #2: Friday, September 29, panel beginning at 2 p.m.
Workshop II: Cultural Adjustment
Date #1: Friday, October 6, panel beginning at 1 p.m.
Date #2: Wednesday, October 11, panel beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Workshop III: Academics and Career Expectations
Date #1: Thursday, October 26, panel beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Date #2: Thursday, November 2, panel beginning at 9 a.m.
This is a great chance to voice your perspective about what it is like to be an international student at Ohio State. Please contact Caroline Omolesky if you are interested in participating for one or more of the topics above! You can volunteer for one or more of the dates, as your schedule permits.
Global Engagement Night - American Pop Culture 101
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 go over American pop culture and it will take place tomorrow, September 12 from 6 - 7 p.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. 

We will have snacks. We hope to see you there!

Visit go.osu.edu/GlobalEngagementNight for a full schedule and a list of topics.
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.
Attend 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.

Let's Talk
The Let's Talk program provides drop-in informal consultations on a first come, first served basis. It is a one-on-one, 15 to 20-minute meeting with a staff member from Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS). It's FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. 
  • Open to all currently registered Ohio State University students
  • No appointment is necessary
  • New insight and solutions to your problems and information about other resources on and off campus       
Sessions are available Thursdays 6 - 8 p.m., August 25 to December 7  (except for October 12 during fall break and November 23 on Thanksgiving)  at the Multicultural Center, the Ohio Union.
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 session "Communicating with Faculty and Instructors" will be held tomorrow, 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.
Graduate International Student Empowerment
The Graduate International Student Empowerment group offers a safe and supportive space for international graduate students to share their experiences and learn from each other. The goal of the group is to optimize personal and academic success by building resilience and connection to others.  

Meetings are every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Younkin Success Center, fourth floor.  If interested, please contact Kayi Hui-Spears.  For more information, please visit our webpage.
International Exploration - iExplore
This group is for international students who are interested in the exploration or questioning of personal issues related to LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or any other gender or sexual orientation identities). 

This group offers a safe and supportive space to talk about topics that may be affecting their lives including self-identities, family/community/cultural issues, building social support in the United States or home countries, coming out, intimate relationships, homophobia/biphobia and sexism, immigration status, etc.  

Meetings are every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Younkin Success Center, fourth floor.  Please contact Chiaothong Yong  if you are interested.  For more information, please visit the  webpage .
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