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New dual-degree programs have sprouted with Shanghai Jiao
Tong University and other institutions. The gateways energized local
Buckeye alumni, one of whom donated prime office space in Mumbai. With a half-million living alumni, Buckeyes are everywhere.
"We just started our own alumni club in Shanghai," boasted David
Williams, dean of the College of Engineering. "We're building the
same kind of network for engineers we have here in this country."
The gateway also gives Ohio State an edge in recruiting "fabulous"
Shanghai Jiao Tong students for graduate school, he added.
"None of this is cheap, but if you're going to do it, you have to
do it well," said Alutto, the former longtime dean of the Fisher College of Business, who returned to the faculty after Ohio State's new
president, Michael Drake, took office this summer.

Ramping Up Student Services
and Friendship

Tianxia "Mark" Gu, a student global ambassador, learned "Buckeye
pride" even before he arrived from Shanghai.

the "grand challenges of the twenty-first century" in three realms:
energy and environment, food production and safety, and health and
wellness. These Discovery Themes, as Ohio State calls them, all have
deep international dimensions.

Understanding the Worth of Global Gateways
Ohio State leaders originally thought the gateway offices could largely cover their $250,000-a-year costs by generating revenues from
executive training, which would subsidize recruiting and academic
activities. Professors would fly in from Columbus to provide executive training in short bursts. But "the price points for delivering
executive-type education in China and India are not what they are
here in the U.S.," said Christopher Carey, a West Point graduate who
is Global Gateways director.
The original business model, Brustein said, "was overly ambitious" and undervalued the academic benefits accruing from these
overseas outposts. "We said, 'Let's look at what the gateways are doing in terms of assisting the quantity and quality of the students who
are coming here, particularly from China, and let's monetize that.
Let's look at (how) they're facilitating faculty teaching and research
collaborations. Let's look at the monetary value of the new internships and study abroad programs that we've created,'" he recalled.
That reasoning carried the day.

As recently as a quarter century ago, Ohio State had open admissions
and nearly nine in 10 students were from Ohio. As it raised standards,
it attracted more out-of-staters and international students, who together now make up nearly a third of the student body. Engineering
and business are the biggest draws for the 6,000 international students.
The emphasis now is not on driving that number higher, but diversifying the pool and improving the experience when they reach
Columbus. "We're concentrating on
making sure that our students are well
taken care of, feel welcome, and integrate well into the fabric of Ohio State,"
said Gifty Ako-Adounvo, international
student and scholar services director.
Improved services come at a
price. Ohio State in 2012 added a
$500 per-term fee to tuition for new
international undergraduates to
expand academic support and extracurricular programs, provide more
English proficiency instruction, and
Manager of Global Gateways
offer more housing options. It also
Christopher Carey is a West
Point graduate who earned
underwrote the $175,000 cost of
an MBA in Belgium.
flying a 10-person team from admissions, international affairs, and student life to China to hold
full-blown preorientation sessions for hundreds of incoming students and their parents.
The raft of extracurricular programming includes weekly "Global
Engagement Nights" that bring dozens of U.S. and international
students together. Xin Ni Au, 21, a nutrition major from Johor,
Malaysia, attended nearly every one, became a volunteer Global
Ambassador, and exuberantly greeted new arrivals at an OIA booth
at the Columbus airport.
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