OSU welcomes distinguished visitors from around the world, and values the contribution these visitors make to the internationalization of the University. Faculty Affairs helps co-ordinate visits of delegations from international institutions, universities, government offices, and other organizations. These visits typically have a University-wide scope, and are consistent with OSU’s international mission, values, and goals as described in the Strategic Plan. These engagements are designed to maximize the exchange of information and ideas, and especially to identify possibilities for sustainable collaborations between the University and our guests.
In conjunction with the host, our office can develop and coordinate the program for the visit: schedule meetings with OSU faculty and staff, arrange campus tours, schedule rooms and other facilities, arrange catering. We can issue a letter of invitation when necessary, and can provide culturally sensitive advice regarding gift protocol.
We regret that we are unable to fund visitor’s meals, hotel, or transportation. Please note that, in some cases, the visitor may be responsible for costs such as catering, facility, photography, etc.
Please complete and submit the Delegation/Visit Request at least four weeks before the planned visit. We will review the information, and contact you within 7 -10 days of receipt.
In the meantime, please email our office if you have questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate, or call (541) 737-6209.