International Students

At Fisher College of Business, you'll meet people from over 30 countries and be immersed in American culture, while sharing your culture with others. There are many opportunities to engage with others, share experiences, and get involved in the community.

International Student Orientation

This week-long program is open to all international MBA students before the start of the general MBA 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 Ohio State University.

Fisher and Ohio State Resources


Students have access to world class facilities at Fisher and Ohio State. The university makes every attempt to provide students with the tools and amenities they need to be successful. You'll find ample meeting space and computer labs available to facilitate your studies. Because of the variety of weather Columbus sees from season to season, Fisher, OSU and most local apartments are heated or cooled to a comfortable temperature 24 hours a day.

Office of Global Business

If you wish to go beyond U.S. culture and your own, Fisher's Office of Global Business offers you first-hand experiences on continents around the globe. Or, you may choose to take our popular emerging markets elective to build your global savvy.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs introduces you to the university and Columbus and provides social, cultural and educational programs that facilitate the integration process. The expert staff offer advice on any concerns you may have helping to ensure that you have the greatest opportunity to achieve your academic and personal goals.

Foreign Language Center

The Foreign Language Center at Ohio State, through innovative projects and collaborations, has developed creative approaches to teaching and studying languages and cultures.

Student Organizations

Many international students find joining one of the many student organizations within Fisher and/or the university help integrate them into the culture and get them involved.

International Events in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus celebrates a number of international festivals throughout the year, each highlighting the diverse backgrounds of the Columbus residents.

View all arts and cultural events in Columbus, Ohio

Social Media

  • Mentors for Kids
    Student Insight:
    Fisher's career support

    As an international student, Michael discusses how Ohio State University guided his career search and preparing him for a career in the United States and abroad.

    He further explains the programs and support that helped him hone his job search skills and connect with companies.

More Information

  • Among public institutions, The Ohio State University has one of the largest international student populations in the country, with students from over 125 countries currently attending classes.

    Ohio State has also partnered with more than 50 foreign universities in student-exchange and foreign-study programs.