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Welcome to the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies


Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, Freedom Day

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The Office of Global Affairs and International Studies joins the African American community to commemorate Juneteenth while also recognizing the various ways that systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality are alive today.  As members of an interconnected world, we must champion social and racial justice, fight white supremacy, and defend the global imperative of freedom. Black Lives Matter.

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Black Lives Matter


The Movement for Black Lives

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Ohio University recognizes importance of Juneteenth holiday

Juneteenth approaches in the midst of protests for Black Lives 

Juneteenth: World Wide Celebration

What is Juneteenth

What You Can Do About Racial Injustice This Juneteenth

This Is Why Juneteenth Is Important for America

History of Juneteenth and why it's important

The history behind Juneteenth and why it resonates today

Know your history: What is Juneteenth?


Ohio University Office of Global Affairs and International Studies (OGAIS) is the University’ central hub for all things global – be it global education and research, student and faculty mobility, international students and scholars, and global partnerships. Aiming to transform the University’s teaching, learning, research, ethos, and network to be globally engaged and competent, OGAIS works closely with campuses, colleges, administrative units, faculty, staff, students, and partners across the university and the world. OGAIS helps Ohio University become nation’s best transformative learning community, creating and supporting global leaders.  

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Global Studies and International Studies
Students advised for study away opportunities (2018-19)
Study away participation rate (2018-19, Athens, Undergraduate)
International students and scholars served (2018-19)
Active international alumni

Featured News

  • Global Opportunities creates website for students travelers impacted by COVID-19

    The Office of Global Opportunities has created a new website to help COVID-19 affected students cope with the disappointment of having their study away experience cut short.
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  • Vice Provost Lorna Jean Edmonds announces intent to step down

    Dr. Lorna Jean “LJ” Edmonds will retire as vice provost for global affairs and international studies, effective Aug. 15, 2020.
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  • Ohio University joins APLU in urging Congress to intervene to protect international students

    Ohio University, like institutions across the country, benefits greatly from students who travel from around the world to study here.
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