Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

FAQ

What does CARE Stand for?

CARE stands for Cultural Ambassadors for Resident Enrichment.

Who are we?

CARE is a student-lead organization that seeks to create space where diverse students come together to cultivate intercultrual competencies while preparing students for life after college and the globalized world. 

 

Who can join CARE?

CARE is open to all undergraduate students at The Ohio State University! Past members have come from all over the world, from Columbus natives to international students from China and Morocco!

 

What can CARE members expect?

CARE members can expect once-a-month General Assembly meetings where they learn about OSU resources, student organizations, and are assisted in polishing employable skills, such as interview skills and resume editing. 

General Assembly meetings are based on "story circles."

Once-a-month newsletters detailing upcoming events and member highlights on the CARE website are also an important part of CARE.

 

What is story circles? 

Story Circles is a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competencies. The process is really easy:

  • Welcoming students
  • Small group & icebreakers
  • Share you story
  • Critically reflect

 

What will I do and gain?

What we do is:

  • Participate in story sharing sessiongs
  • Promote CARE Ambassador events and intercultural compentencies along with global awareness
  • Share your stories with a diverser peers network.

What you gain:

  • Cultivated intercultural skills
  • Access to exclusive CARE Ambassador events
  • Friendships and memories that cross all boarders

 

What types of events does CARE host?

We host a wide variety of events, from International Desert Night to Karaoke with CARE. All of our events focus on learning about foreign cultures and international affairs, but CARE members put their own spin on this criteria.

 

How much does it cost to be a CARE member?

Being a CARE member is FREE! Our organization is supported by The Ohio State University’s Office of Residence Life, which gives us the freedom to give CARE members amazing opportunities and put on fun events without asking for a fee.

 

How can I keep in touch with CARE?

CARE has an instagram page where we post about upcoming CARE events as well as events hosted by other Office of Residence Life organizations. Check us out! @care.osu

You can also email us at care@osu.edu!

 

How can I apply? 

The fall semester will host info sessions and events around campus to learn more about CARE.