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Future Students

International Students

Towers Hall at Otterbein University

Inclusive. Innovative. Progressive.

It’s the best way to describe Otterbein’s history, present and future. Founded in 1847, Otterbein University is a comprehensive, private, liberal arts institution that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctor of nursing practice degree. Otterbein is home to approximately 3,000 students located in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. For more than 120 years, Otterbein has enrolled international students into its academic programs and fostered global partnerships. Nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum, it is one of only six schools to serve as a site for the Association of American Colleges and Universities project on experiential learning

Admission Requirements

Get information about our application process.

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International Student Support Services

Learn about our host family program, International Student Association and more.

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Otterbein Semester

The Otterbein Semester provides a great cultural and academic learning opportunity

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English as a Second Language

English language information for international students.

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/ International Admission

The Office of International Admission is located at Towers Hall, 1 South Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081, USA

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (summer)

p/ 614.823.1356
e/ intotterb@otterbein.edu
QQ Account: 3136607263
WeChat: Otterbein University

Alyssa Libby 
Senior Assistant Director International Recruitment
p/ 614.823.1356
e/ alibby@otterbein.edu

Jenny Seymour
International Admissions Coordinator
p/ 614.823.3263
e/ jseymour@otterbein.edu

Richard Ji
Coordinator, International Recruitment and Student Support Services 
p/ 614.823.3209
e/ richard.ji@otterbein.edu

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International Students Receive Warm Welcome
International Students Receive Warm Welcome

More than 90 students representing 19 different countries will be studying at Otterbein this semester.