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Participants dance and waive the flags of their nations during the annual International Street Fair 2015.

Welcome to the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies

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.  

250+
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Global Studies and International Studies
1,500+
Students advised for study away opportunities (2018-19)
14%
Study away participation rate (2018-19, Athens, Undergraduate)
1,200+
International students and scholars served (2018-19)
7,000+
Active international alumni

Featured News

  • OHIO welcomes international students to campus following pandemic challenges

    This year, 330 new international students from 65 countries have made their way to Ohio and joined our University community.
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  • Music – the universal language brings Venezuelan pianist Alejandro Orta to study at OHIO

    Coming to Athens, Ohio from Venezuela can be a major culture shock, but for Alejandro Orta, one thing remains the same everywhere – the 88 keys on a piano.
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  • Office of Global Opportunities announces new First Passport Grant

    The Office of Global Opportunities offers OHIO students many ways to expand their knowledge through traveling. One new initiative is through the new First Passport Grant.
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Global Events on Campus

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Monday, November 15 Student Symposium: Resilience in Global Engagement 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 16 International Education Week (IEW) Global Engagement Gala 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM Baker Ballroom and Online

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