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International Alumni & Friends

Welcome, international alumni and friends of Ohio University! The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased with your visit to this website. This site will continue to be developed and offer new details for international collaboration and outreach. 

Stay connected with OHIO alumni worldwide!

The Ohio University Alumni Association has international alumni chapters in several geographical locations around the world. International chapters sponsor programs and events to bring Bobcats together for social gathering, cultural events and fundraising opportunities that support OHIO student scholarships and alumni chapter activities.  

Stay Connected with OHIO!

Ohio University has over 1,800 international students from around the world enrolled and actively participating in various curricular and co-curricular programs. This year, Ohio University is celebrating the highlights of international education during our inaugural international education week. There are much more global OHIO news that we would like to share with you. Please keep us updated on your most recent contact information. To update your information, please click here

Contact Us! 

As part of the Division of University Advancement, the Office of International Relations for Development (IRD) works in support of alumni engagement efforts for global university initiatives across the Ohio University campus.

For more information, contact:

Kelli Kotowski
Executive Director, Gift Planning & Principal Gifts
McGuffey Hall 201
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
T: 740.597.1819
F: 740.593.1432


 International Featured Story

The Baker University Center Ballroom was buzzing with excitement on Jan. 31 during Ohio University's seventh annual Indonesian Night, which was hosted by The Indonesian Student Union and The Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesian Amerika Serikat (PERMIAS). The evening began with a jovial narrative called, "When Cepot Came to OU," which introduced the audience to the Indonesian wooden puppet that would become the emcee of the event. The film captured the puppet traveling to Ohio University, studying in Alden Library and ultimately turning in his dissertation to his dean's office. Read More

Ohio University’s first foreign-exchange student to post-World War II Germany: Frederick Schwartzman, 1954/1955. Born in 1934 in New York City, Frederick Schwartzman is a 1956 graduate of Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences. In 1954, just nine years after VE Day marking the end of the war in Europe, he became OHIO’s first post-World War II foreign exchange student to Germany, attending the Westfälische-Wilhelms University in Münster during his junior year. He later earned his juris doctorate in 1959 from the Law School of the University of Virginia. Read More

For students in the College of Business, graduating isn’t as easy as taking a set of courses. Rather, students must fulfill an internship requirement, and for some international students, due to strict visa restrictions, meeting that requirement isn’t always a simple task. That’s where the OHIO International Consulting Program comes in, allowing students to gain business experience while also earning internship credit. Read More

Since moving to Athens in November, Wolfgang Sützl hasn’t left the city — not because he can’t, but because he’s just “tired of traveling.” Sützl, visiting assistant professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, grew up in Vienna and has done his fair share of traveling internationally. He holds degrees from universities in Austria, Spain and England, speaks three different languages (Spanish, German and English) and has taught in Austria, Spain, Germany, Mexico and Costa Rica. Read More

Qi Qiao Jie in China, Dias dos Namorados in Brazil and Valentine’s Day in America — nearly every country has its own traditions to celebrate love. With this in mind, the Association for Cultural Exchange is hosting a Valentine’s Day party with an international twist. Read More