Greetings from the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University!
Over the next few months we will send you weekly emails
to help you plan for your arrival to Ohio State. In the meantime, please explore our website, and you are always welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to meeting you this fall!
Register for Immigration Check-In
The Office of International Affairs encourages all students to arrive 2 - 3 weeks before the start of classes on Tuesday, August 22.
Students who arrive early will have better course availability, more time to explore Columbus and more opportunities to meet other students.
Undergraduate Student Orientation * Check-In on July 31 - August 4, attend Orientation #1 - August 7 - 9 * Check-In on August 7 - 8, attend Orientation #2 - August 9 - 11 * Check-In on August 9 - 11, attend Orientation #3 - August 14 - 16 * Check-In on August 14 - 15, attend Orientation #4 - August 16 - 18
Information about U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained from the U.S. Department of State.
Applicants for student visas usually apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country of their permanent residence. Click here for the list of websites for U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence. Required documents/evidence:
I-20 or DS-2019
Evidence of financial ability to meet expenses
Evidence of English ability sufficient for course of study
Evidence of intent to depart the U.S. after completion of studies
Passport valid for at least 6 months
Photograph (check with embassy for specific dimensions)
International students are required to purchase Ohio State Student Health Insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Comprehensive Plan. Coverage for autumn term 2017 will begin on August 15, 2017. The fees will be posted to your student account after you register for classes. International students arriving before August 15, 2017 are not covered by the Comprehensive Student Plan until this date. Accordingly, we encourage all international students enrolling at Ohio State for the first time to purchase the University's interim health insurance plan.
Join the New Ohio State International Students - Autumn 2017 Facebook group using your Ohio State email. The group will post about events happening during orientation, and you can meet and chat with your new fellow Buckeyes! Chinese students can follow the China Gateway's WeChat for updates about Pre-Departure Orientation, traveling to the United States and activities here on campus! Follow the account by scanning the QR code.
Looking for More Information?
Visit our website to review information from previous emails and or answers to frequently asked questions. If you don't find what you're looking for, contact email@example.com.