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.
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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

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!