International Student Services at Universities in Columbus, Ohio
Although not every college and university in Ohio have established a special office dedicated to serving international students, many have done so. The following are descriptions of the activities of the international student offices at some of those universities.
Ohio State University
The total faculty and staff at The Ohio State University numbers over 65,000, making it the largest university in the US in terms of population on a single campus. The university hosts over 6,000 international students and The Ohio State University Office of International Affairs is responsible for assisting this community. If you are an international student at The Ohio State University, the Office of International Affairs’ job is to make you feel at home.
In addition to serving international students, the Office of International Affairs serves the wider student community (including international students) by developing study abroad and international exchange programs, and by offering grants and scholarships for research abroad. The Office of International Affairs has even begun opening offices abroad.
About 100 international students from around two dozen countries are enrolled at Capital University. The Capital University Center for Global Education advises and assists these students in adjusting to the US and campus life.
The Center for Global Education is also responsible for developing study abroad programs for both US and international students, and for organizing international exchange events, and it arranges for the transfer of faculty between Capital and universities located overseas. The office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. You can also meet with our staff for a special appointment if you make arrangements in advance.
Franklin University hosted about 300 international students from over 70 countries. It serves its international students through the Franklin University Office of International Students and Programs (OISP). “International students” includes (i) students whose presence in the US is based on a non-immigrant visa such as an F visa (ii) online international students, and (iii) any student who takes part in one of the OISP’s international cooperation programs. The OISP also helps prospective students navigate the admissions process.
Franklin University highly values its international students because they provide a unique perspective. As an international student at Franklin University, you will also be exposed to a unique perspective — most of the American students hold full-time jobs and squeeze in classes when they can.
Columbus State Community College offers International Student Services (ISS) to its international, DACA, and immigrant students. It also issues a periodic International Student Newsletter for its relatively small international student community. Columbus State Community College’s international student services aim to preserve a supportive and healthy environment for its international community, as well as to provide vital support services such as admissions advice.
Devry University Columbus
Devry University, a national university with one of its campuses located in Columbia, offers its Devry University Columbus International Student Programs deal with the needs of international students.
Ohio universities located outside of Columbus that offer International Student Services include the following institutions, among others: