Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience


CARE Application Information

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Please keep in mind that the application for CARE is due on September 13.



  • Keen interest in learning about different cultures and enhancing personal intercultural experience and competence;
  • Enthusiasm about helping others with a high sense of responsibility;
  • Willingness to take initiatives and exercise leadership;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic workload


  • Communicate with students from different countries in your residence hall, and communicate their thoughts and concerns to Hall Council, Hall Director, and Program Coordinator of Residential International Students at the Office of Student Life;
  • Assist Hall Director and RAs in promoting cultural understanding and learning between domestic and international students, as well as advertising on-campus cultural events;
  • Exercise leadership in coaching international students, designing programs, and organizing workshops in your residence hall;
  • Take initiative to reach out to international students in your residence hall before their arrival, and facilitate their adjustment;
  • Build a solid knowledge of existing programs, resources, and services and provide information for international students;
  • Maintain a supportive and cohesive network with CARE Ambassadors in other residence halls through attending monthly group meetings and planning team-building activities.


  • Enrichment of global perspectives and connections throughout the world;
  • Enhancement of a powerful employable skill set for future professional opportunities, including StrengthsQuest, interview skills, resume building, career advising, leadership development, cross-cultural communication, event planning, financial skills, etc.;
  • Available budget for programming upon request and consultation;
  • Membership in a lasting network with an inspiring cohort of global leaders;
  • Influence on Ohio State’s course of globalization;
  • Certificate of participation as a token of appreciation in recognition of contribution
  • Recognition event at the end of the year.