The Ohio Valley International Council (OVIC)
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.
A typical OVIC visit consists of a team of two or three students called “Cultural Consultants” who visit a school to give age appropriate, fun and interactive presentations that generally cover culture, geography, and language. For more effective interaction between the Cultural Consultants and students, we ask that group size is kept to 60 or fewer students at one time.
The program is free of charge to the schools. Request for presenters by teachers should be made at least 3 weeks in advance. We will do our very best to accommodate! 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 contact:
Assistant Director, African Studies