Sign Up Now for the Fisher International Friends Conversation Program!

Would you like to be matched with another Fisher College student in an English Conversation Partner Program?

Participate in the Fisher International Friends Conversation Program (FIFCP) for Autumn Semester 2014. The FIFCP will pair new international students with domestic students for language practice and cultural exchange. The commitment is 1 hour per week beginning Wednesday, September 17th.

International Students
• Practice English Speaking Skills
• Immerse yourself in the U.S. culture
Domestic Students
• Share linguistic and cultural knowledge
• Learn about cultures outside of the U.S.

Interested in participating?
After an initial orientation session, students will meet with their partner on their own schedule. There will be 2 orientation sessions offered-you must attend one if you plan on participating in the program.
• Session I: Sunday, September 14th at 4pm in Schoenbaum 105
• Session II: Wednesday, September 17th at 5:30 in Schoenbaum 105

Register Now!
Register by Wednesday, September 10th and be sure to mark your calendar to attend one of the FIFCP orientation sessions.

International Student: complete the online participant registration at

Domestic Student: complete the online volunteer registration at

Questions? Email Jane Palmer at

FIF Upcoming Events

Find out more information about these Fisher International Friends events under the “Events” tab!

August 26, 2014  Fisher International Student Welcome Reception

September 14, 2014  Fisher International Friends Coversation Program Kickoff I

September 17, 2014  Fisher International Friends Program Kickoff II


Welcome Week!

welcome week

These are just a few of the Welcome Week events happening across campus! For a complete listing of events, click here.

August 22, 2014

Global Buckeye Celebration

August 24, 2014 

Student Involvement Fair

August 25, 2014

President’s Convocation

First Year Student Columbus Welcome Event

August 26, 2014


Fisher International Friends Welcome Reception

August 27, 2014


Drums & Dough

 Movie on the Oval

August 28, 2014

Buckeye Careers Campus Job Fair

Buckeye Kick-off

August, 29 2014

Welcome Week Concert

August 30, 2014

International Student “Tour of Columbus”

This Week at OIA

There are MANY events being offered by the Office of International Affairs in August-here’s what’s happening this week:

10 August

  • Visit the Columbus Museum of Art
  • Festival Latino
  • Group Dinner

11 August

  • Visit the Columbus Zoo
  • Group Dinner

12 August

  • Board Games at Kingmaker

13 August

  • International Student Resource Fair
  • Group Dinner

14 August

  • Easton Shopping Trip

15 August

  • Group Lunch
  • Campus Tour
  • Food Truck Festival

16 August

  • Food Truck Festival
  • Columbus Crew Soccer Game

For more information, including times and locations, please refer to guidebook


Pre-Semester Workshops

Dennis Learning Center

Dennis Learning Center’s Pre-Semester Workshops for International Students

15 August, 1:30-2:45 p.m.- Building Confidence in Participating in Discussions and Preparing a Class Presentation

18 August, 2-3:15 p.m.-Communicating with Faculty and Instructors

22 August, 12-1:15 p.m.-Preparing Effective Papers

Find information on registering for these workshops here