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Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) offers orientation sessions and social, cultural and educational programming. The OIA website is packed with important and useful information about immigration regulations, financial matters, connecting with other students and life at Ohio State.

QQ and Kakao Talk for prospective international students

Join the Ohio State QQ and Kakao Talk accounts to chat with current international students! QQ Account Numbers: 2736535272 (individual chat) or 168920314 (group chat). Kakao Talk ID: OhioStateChat. Chat hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-11 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

If your immigration status has been deferred under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, read How to Navigate the Process of Applying for Admission.

 
 

 
What makes Ohio State unique?
“At Ohio State…you meet so many different people. You're more prepared for when it's really time for you to go out and live in the real world.” Watch this video for campus scenes, student voices and Buckeye points of pride.
 
 
   
 
     
   
International student panel
Current international students discuss their Ohio State experiences. How did they get here? What ways have they found to connect? What’s it like to be a Buckeye?
 
   
 
     
   
The international student experience
Ohio State students from around the world talk about their journeys so far, including how they made the transition to the university, overcame obstacles along the way, found friends and created a home for themselves at Ohio State. Thanks to Ohio State’s Digital Union for help with this project.
 

Anniken Ellingsen
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Major: Dual degree in Business Marketing and Hospitality Management
Career plan: Work in the sales and marketing department for a major hotel.
Fun fact: I often forget what the word is in English when I speak. When this happens I just make up a word or say the Norwegian word with an English accent. It has worked great so far!
Ask Anniken about her story.

Hongyang Pi
Hometown: Henan, China
Major: Chemical Engineering
Career plan: Be awesome.
Interesting fact: I'm a movie fanatic. I love writing reviews about films as much as I love watching them.
Ask Hongyang about her story.

   
Archana Shenoy
Hometown: Singapore
Major: Microbiology; Minor: Psychology
Career plan: I plan to get my master's degree and work in food-science-related product development.
Interesting fact: I have an extra rib on one side of my rib cage.
Ask Archana about her story.

Ning Ge
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Major: Marketing and Logistics; Minor: Italian
Career plan: I don't really have a career plan. I'm a spontaneous person, but I will seize every chance and always strive for better.
Interesting fact: I really like dogs. I can't help myself to pet every dog that walks by me. But I've never had a dog before because my parents wouldn't allow me to keep one at home. I will definitely get a dog when I move out to live by myself.
Ask Ning about her story.

   

Maoqi Sun
Hometown: Chengdu, China
Major:Environmental Policy and Management; Minor: City and Regional Planning
Career plan: To be a city planner using the sustainable resources to make our cities “green.”
Interesting fact: I love roller coasters and I am going to go skydiving before I graduate.
Ask Maoqi about his story.

Xin Qu
Hometown: Jinan, China
Major: Accounting and Math
Words I believe: Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Career path: I’m actually thinking about it.
Hobbies: Travelling, photography, piano and soccer.
Ask Xin about her story.

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