Friday, August 29, 2014

Ohio State prepares to open Global Gateway in Brazil

Buckeye Nation is starting to look more like Buckeye International, as scarlet and gray influence is set to spread south of the equator.

Ohio State is set to launch its next Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 13. It’s slated to cost the university $375,000 over the next two years, with funding coming from the OSU Office of Academic Affairs, said Christopher Carey, director of Global Gateways.

The Global Gateway program aims to give OSU a presence in selected countries by providing students, alumni and faculty opportunities for networking, studying abroad and conducting research, according to its website. There are currently offices in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India.

A main goal of the Brazil gateway is to resemble an embassy for students, said William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs. And one way to do that, he said, is through awareness.

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