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The Ohio Valley International Council

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The Ohio Valley International Council (OVIC) is the outreach arm of the Center for International Studies at Ohio University.

OVIC promotes cultural and global sensitivity and helps to combat stereotypes in Southeast Ohio by offering cultural presentations in K-12 classrooms and other professional settings.

A typical OVIC visit consists of a team of two or three students called “Cultural Consultants” who visit a school or business to give age appropriate, fun and interactive presentations that generally cover culture, geography, language and other areas. For more effective interaction between the Cultural Consultants and participants, we ask that group size is kept to 60 or fewer people at one time.

The program is free of charge. Request for presenters should be made at least 3 weeks in advance. We will do our very best to accommodate all requests! Applications to be a Cultural Consultant can be made all year round.

If you would like to participate in the OVIC program by being a Cultural Consultant, have OVIC work with your classroom or school, or if you would just like to learn more about the program, please click on the links below or contact:

Request for OVIC Presentation or Workshop

OVIC Cultural Consultant Application