FIF Upcoming Events


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

Fisher International Friends Program Closing Party

Wednesday, December 3rd

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: SB 105


Activities at the party will include:

–          Cookie decorating

–          Winter craft making

–          Holiday photo booth

Stop by whenever you can, this event is informal and meant to celebrate a successful year of conversation, learning and friendship.  We hope you can be there!


International Student Workshops


OSU’s Counseling and Consultation Service is now offering workshops especially for international students!

Workshops include:

  • Academic Success 101
  • Creating Quality Relationships, Practical Guide for Cross-Cultural Communication & Relationship Building
  • Making OSU Your Home Away From Home
  • Making the Most Out of Holidays & Winter Break

Find out more here

Around Columbus in December


Check out these events happening around Columbus this month!

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Dates: November 17, 2014 – January 4, 2015 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.


Grand Illumination Ceremony

Dates: December 5, 2014
Location: Bicentennial Park/Downtown
Hours: Friday 5-11 p.m.
Admission: Free

Enjoy traditional carols, a custom light show choreographed to seasonal music, and a special appearance by Santa!


Short North Holiday Hop

Dates: December 6, 2014
Location: Short North Arts District
Hours: Saturday 4-10 p.m.
Admission: Free


Village Lights

Dates: December 7, 2014
Location: German Village
Hours: Sunday 6-10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Follow over 10,000 luminaries to shops, businesses and restaurants open late with holiday treats, discounts and special offers. Festive surprises are at every corner including carolers, live holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides and more!



FIF Conversation Program Kick-Off

The Fisher International Friends Conversation Program Kick-off on Sunday, Sept. 14th was a huge success!  We hope that all of the new partner pairs had a great time meeting one another and are excited to get spend more time together!

A few photos from the event…

Participants lining up to meet their partner!

Participants lining up to meet their partner!

Partner pairs getting to know one another!

Partner pairs getting to know one another!

Partner pairs getting to know one another!

Partner pairs getting to know one another!

Check out FisherU!


The Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office proudly announces the launch of FisherU! FisherU is your student involvement portal to GO BEYOND! It is your central location for Fisher student involvement including an event calendar, a digital flyer board, Fisher student organization profiles and programs, a searchable involvement directory and much more.

To access FisherU, visit, click the “Log In” button and enter your OSU username and password. Once you are logged in, explore all of the amazing involvement opportunities and customize your digital flyer board.

Visit FisherU often to see new event postings and stay current with Fisher student organizations.

FIF Welcome Reception!

We had a great turn-out for the Fisher International Friend’s Welcome Reception!

A few photos from the event…

FIF Welcome Reception

Jane providing important information for new international students

Fisher Peer Advisors answering student questions


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