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OWU Connection / IOCP Office – Lead Contacts

  • International Students: Ms. Dede Shine djshine@owu.edu +1-740-368-3071
  • Study Abroad / Domestic Off-Campus Programs: Ms. Lisa Ho llho@owu.edu +1-740-368-3075
  • OWU Connection Programs: Mr. Darrell Albon djalbon@owu.edu +1-740-368-3072
  • After-hours / weekend contact  number:  +1-614-579-5398   (Please do not text this number.)
  • When calling, if no answer, please leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Travel Restrictions

  • All University-sponsored international travel is prohibited until further notice.
  • All University-sponsored non-essential domestic travel is prohibited until further notice. Essential domestic travel for employees must be approved by their VP or Provost.
  • All planned University-sponsored student travel over the summer must be postponed. Follow OWU Connection / IOCP Office guidance on postponement and contact the IOCP Office if you have any questions.
  • University employees must obey Federal, State and local government orders and guidance regarding travel.​ OWU restricts travel to countries with level 3 and level 4 U.S. Dept of State travel advisories. Contact the IOCP Office for more information, if you have any questions.
  • Those who return to campus through 30 April must complete the confidential Travel Registration Form at least 48 hours before their return to campus.

Information for International Students

  • International are reminded to read all emails from the IOCP and follow IOCP guidance. Important information regarding maintenance of immigration status and mandatory reporting.
  • Please review the DHS Study in the States website: Study in the States – COVID-19 Page. Please also review the DHS main Study in the States student website: Study in the States – Students .
  • Please note that courses taken C/NoE will count towards full-time status.
  • Tax reporting deadlines have been moved to July.  If you have questions about your Glacier account or filing through Glacier, please contact Glacier directly.  Other questions or for general guidance please contact Gerri by email through Friday, April 10th, after this date contact Dede.
  • If you have any question, please contact Dede directly. If needed, please do not hesitate to call the 24/7 cell number above.

Information for Students Studying Away (Study Abroad and Domestic Programs)

  • Summer 2020 – almost all 2020 Summer study away programs at partner institutions and organizations have been canceled. The few that remain are likely to be canceled soon.
  • Fall 2020 – no Fall 2020 study away programs have yet to be canceled. Cancellations are expected. Students are encouraged not only to continue with their applications for Fall 2020 but also to prepare for cancellation by enrolling for classes on-campus for the fall and by contacting residential life.

Information about Travel-Learning Courses

  • 2020 May Travel-Learning Courses have been postponed until 2021 May. Information about the new 2020/2021 Travel-Learning Courses will be released soon.
  • Student charges for 2020 May Travel-Learning Courses have been removed from student accounts.

Information About Theory-to-Practice Grants, Small Grants and other Institutionally Sponsored Travel

  • Theory-to-Practice, Small Grant and institutionally sponsored student travel for the summer of 2020 has been canceled or postponed. For questions about this, please contact Lisa Ho.
  • Third Round (2020 March) of the 19/20 academic year:  Proposals submitted for this round will be evaluated.  Those awarded funding will have to be postponed until restrictions are removed.  It is hoped that applicants will be notified within the normal time frame, but notifications might be a week or two late.