April 8, 2015-Going Global, Feeling Home: Academic Success 101


Presented by Basak Kacar Khamush & Brooke Pfefferle of  Counseling & Consultation Services

  • What: Do you want to learn how to become a successful student at OSU? Come to this session to learn concrete skills that will help you maximize the effectiveness your study time and better manage your test anxiety. This session will also focus on ways to enhance your educational experiences at OSU by increasing communication with your professors, TAs, and other students in your class.
  • Where: Schoenbaum 319
  • When: 6:00-7:00 pm

April 1, 2015-Going Global, Feeling Home: Stress Management


Presented by Samuel Beasley & Kadian Sinclair-Miracle of Counseling & Consultation Service

  • What: This session will provide education about the psychological origins of stress and provide strategies to help manage it. Students will discuss their unique challenges that contribute to increased stress levels. Further, to help balance commitments and maximize efforts, the facilitator will suggest techniques to help students prioritize and manage their time
  • Where: Schoenbaum 319
  • When: 6:00-7:00 pm

March 11, 2015-Going Global, Feeling Home: Creating Quality Relationships, A Practical Guide for Cross-Cultural Communication


Presented by Allie Minieri of  Counseling & Consultation Service

  • What: This interactive session will provide an opportunity for students to explore cross-cultural interactions that often bring fun, rewarding, yet confusing moments.  Both domestic and international students are welcomed to join this program.  Participants will engage in activities and discussion to explore their own successes and challenges in building cross-cultural relationships.   Students will also learn helpful tips and tools to enhance their social experiences in this growing internationalized institution.
  • Where: Schoenbaum 319
  • When: 6:00-7:00 pm

Ice Skating


Weren’t able to attend the skating event this week? No problem! OSU ice rink offers open skate sessions every week in March!  You can find the calendar with specific dates and times here.

This would be a great way to spend time with your FIFCPartner and/or a group of friends!

Please keep in mind that you will need to bring along cash for admission ($5) and skate rental ($3)

FCP Presents Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers
Monday, Feb. 16 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | 200 Mason Hall Rotunda

In collaboration with Fisher Citizenship Program, the annual Breaking Down Barriers event aims to a more cohesive Fisher community by allowing the opportunity to address common Chinese and American stereotypes. Gain a unique perspective on culture from both international Chinese students as well as domestic students. Have a rare opportunity to ask the cultural questions others are afraid to ask. To submit a question before the event, visit;
go.osu.edu/BreakingDownBarriers. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions during the event.
FisherU Link

OIA’s Taste of OSU


Taste of OSU delivers international fare

International Affairs, student organizations and the Student Life Dining Services chefs are preparing an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at Taste of OSU 2015 on Friday (2/13) from 5-9 p.m. at the Ohio Union. Admission is free and open to all who are interested in international cuisine and learning about different cultures. Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods cost $1 each.
— > Read more: oia.osu.edu/taste-of-osu

Around Columbus


Check out these events happening around Columbus!

Night at the Museum

  • Date: Februay 28, 2015
  • Location: Ohio History Center
  • Hours: 7:00-9:30 pm
  • Admission: Tickets range from $9-$12

Here’s your chance to experience the Ohio History museum after hours and see whether or the exhibits really do come to life! This family-friendly event at the Ohio History Center promises to entertain children and adults alike. Find out more here

Shen Yun 2015

  • Dates: March 11 & 12
  • Location: Ohio Theatre, Downtown Columbus
  • Hours: 7:30-10:00 pm each night
  • Admission: Tickets range from $50-$120

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world. Find out more here