Our faculty comes from all around the globe: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland ,and Turkey, just to name a few. Many also teach and conduct research in a number of well-known institutions abroad.
If you wish to go beyond U.S. culture and your own, Fisher’s International Programs Office offers you opportunities on nearly every continent around the globe. Or, you may choose to take our popular emerging markets elective to build your global savvy.
You’ll meet Fisher graduate students currently enrolled from more than 30 countries, including Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Netherlands, and Peru.
International Student Orientation
This program is open to all international students before the start of the general orientation. It addresses challenges and opportunities that are unique to international students, from integration into the U.S. and local Columbus cultures to internships and full-time professional searches in the U.S. The program provides many useful tips on resources that are available within and outside the university.
International Business Club
Fisher’s International Business Club is a highly active student organization which exposes all graduate students to the richness of cultural diversity through a variety of fun and enlightening events. For example, you may enjoy an Ethiopian dinner, listen to executive speakers on global business opportunities, experience South Korean karaoke, or attend an international movie night.
At A Glance: Ohio State Goes Global
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is the university’s center that welcomes all international students, OIA introduces you to the university and Columbus and provides social, cultural, and educational programs that facilitate the integration process. OIA’s expert staff offers advice on any concerns you may have, such as cultural differences, immigration regulations, or financial matters, helping to ensure that you have the greatest opportunity to achieve your academic and personal goals.
Fisher and Ohio State has a number of international student organizations. The following list is a just sample of Fisher and Ohio State's international community.
Ohio State World Media and Culture Center
Ohio State Area Studies Center
Ohio State Foreign Language Center
Columbus' International Reach
Columbus is a multi-cultural city, and according to the latest census, plays host to residents from more than 90 countries. Columbus has six additional sister cities, including Ahmedabad, India; Dresden, Germany; Genoa, Italy; Hefei, China; Herzliya, Israel; Odense, Denmark; Seville, Spain; and Tainan City, Taiwan.
Columbus International Film and Video Center
International Festivals in Columbus
Columbus celebrates a number of international festivals throughout the year, each highlighting the diverse backgrounds of the Columbus residents.