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; 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.
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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

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!



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.

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