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International Student Services

Located in Madison Hall - Lower Level

With over 25,000 students and located in a metropolitan area of 1.7 million people, Columbus State is a vibrant and diverse educational institution. Minutes from the airport and The Ohio State University, Columbus State is in the heart of Columbus, Ohio with its growing international population and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Columbus State serves students from over 100 countries in its college credit courses and non-credit programs.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

September - October 2017

A month-long celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture on the CSCC main campus including Film screenings, dance, music, food and other performances! See flyer for details.

For more information or questions please contact Jasmine Marks, Specialist, GDIC at 614.287.5319 or


New F-1 International Student Autumn Orientation

Monday, August 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mandatory orientation for all new and transfer F-1 international students who are starting this Autumn 2017 semester. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Scheduled presentations and activities end at 2:00 PM, additional advising time available from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Orientation will be held at Nestor Hall, Room 013 (lower level). Click here for a map.

Transfer fair

International Student Transfer Fair

Tuesday, March 7,2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Representatives from 12 Ohio universities will be in attendance offering information about transferring to their institutions. Open to the public, refreshments will be provided.

RVSP on the HUB or Contact: Jasmine Marks, GDIC • • 614-287-5319

 Chinese spring festival

2017 Chinese Spring Festival Celebration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Chinese Student's Association and the Confucius Institute present the Chinese spring festival celebration including dumplings, red envelopes, lanterns, paper cutting, Chinese knot, food and so much more. Lets celebrate together!

Celebration will be located in the Media studio locating in the CSCC Library.

sp17 orientation

Spring 2017 New International Student Orientation

Monday, January 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Mandatory orientation for newly accepted F-1 international students who are starting in the Spring 2017 semester

Orientation will be held in Madison Hall, lower level, Room 103.

Calligraphy Poster Final 2016 A

The Genesis of Chinese Writing & The Art of Calligraphy

Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:00 PM

As part of the China exhibit which opens on November 7th in the Library's 2nd floor gallery Columbus State and the International Student Services are proud to present Dr. SuiWah Chan and a lecture titled "The Genesis of Chinese Writing & The Art of Calligraphy".

Lecture will be held in the Library room CO-111.


International Student Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

In the spirit of sharing American traditions with our international student population, Columbus State, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center will host the annual International Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 17. This event allows international students and their families to enjoy a traditional meal with family and friends of the college. Free for students and family.

Contact: Jasmine Marks, GDIC • • 614-287-5319


International Education Week

All week November 14 - 18, 2016

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and
exchange worldwide. This week supports the concept of preparing Americans for a global environment while
learning about others and exchanging experiences.

Contact: Jasmine Marks, GDIC • • 614-287-5319

Individual events are also posted in the GDIC portal on the HUB!

Columbus State
International Student Services

Madison Hall , Lower Level
518 E. Spring St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215-9965
United States of America

General Office Hours

Closed Monday, July 7, 2017
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Advising Hours
9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday

Telephone: (614) 287-2074
FAX : (614) 287-6019