The 2014 Ohio State Study Abroad Expo will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library. During the expo, there will be tables set up so students can speak to experts about studying abroad.
Presented by the Office of International Affairs, the Expo gives you the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. First years through seniors will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as learn how to apply for a passport.
The Study Abroad Expo is the perfect opportunity for students to get a sense of the full range of study abroad offerings at Ohio State. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about how to fund their prospective study abroad experience: representatives from Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Fellowship Office, the Office of International Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Undergraduate Research Office will be on hand to talk more about resources available to students. Learn more about the Expo's 2014 exhibitors and how first year students can earn credit for attending through the First Year Experience Success Series.
Global opportunities abound with the opening of the Brazil Gateway in São Paulo, Brazil. On September 13, a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorated the occasion with Ohio State leadership, alumni, global partners and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman on hand to celebrate Ohio State's presence in one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. The Brazil Gateway will serve as a catalyst to enhance global opportunities for Ohio State students and faculty. With Global Gateway offices also in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India, Ohio State continues to consider opportunities for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Europe.
Provost Joseph Steinmetz called the opening of the Brazil Gateway a "momentus step forward for the university. The Gateway is a true partnership with broad engagement from 14 colleges.... Without a doubt, this outpouring of support has allowed Ohio State to advance our core academic mission around the globe. It will be an embassy for the university in Brazil - a critical hub for Ohio State in the 21st century."