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Global Business Learning Community

The Global Business Learning Community is a program sponsored by the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office, Office of Global Business, and the Office of University Housing. The Global Business Learning Community gives first-year students an opportunity to live in a residence hall with others who share an interest in the increasingly globalized world of business. 

As a member of the Global Business Leaning Community, you will live with other students who have been directly admitted into Fisher College of Business, and participate in activities specifically designed to enhance your international business knowledge:

  • Lunches with global business executives
  • International career workshops
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Clustered course with other Global Business Learning Community members
  • Site visits with Ohio companies conducting international business
  • Significant interaction with Fisher international business faculty and staff
  • Global Business Learning Community members will have preference for Freshman Global Lab via Office of Global Business

Members of the Global Business Learning Community are enrolled automatically as FisherDirect students,andwill be actively involved with the International Business Club.

The Global Business Learning Community is house in the Lane Avenue Residence Hall, conveniently located to the Fisher College of Business on the northern part of the Ohio State campus. Incoming freshman will be able to apply for the Global Learning Community when they complete their Ohio State housing contracts.

Application Instructions
  1. Students applying for this program must intend to enroll within Fisher College of Business.
  2. Students interested in being a member of the Global Business Learning Community must complete their Learning Community Interest Form by April 15, 2014.
  3. If you have been accepted, complete your housing contract (which will be sent to your OSU e-mail account following your paid acceptance to the university) by June 1 to ensure proper placement with other Global Business Learning Community students. On your contract, please make sure you select Lane Avenue Residence Hall as your requested place of residence. 

Questions? Contact:

Tina Hrabak (hrabak.4@osu.edu) in the Office of Global Business (614-292-0845) or
Lorraine Pennyman (pennyman.4@osu.edu) in the Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office (614-292-6694)