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Franklin University to Host International Engagement Fair

Columbus, OH (September 27, 2015)

Columbus, OH - Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults who is redefining the term "global" in terms of educational access, academic quality, and global sustainability, is proud to announce its first annual International Engagement Fair. 

Presented by the University’s Diversity Dimensions Committee, the “Get Connected. Be Inspired. Engage Locally.” event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Franklin’s main campus in downtown Columbus.

Open to the community, attendees will engage in three enlightening and educational sessions that will explore the importance of international engagement and its role as a key vehicle for creating meaningful communication and collaboration across communities, countries and cultures.

Through this vital event, attendees and participating organizations will have the opportunity to meaningfully engage with one another over their common interest in the international community. Organizations participating in the “Get Connected. Be Inspired. Engage Locally.” event include:

  • Global Ties
  • Greater Columbus Sister Cities International
  • Columbus International Program
  • Franklin’s Study Abroad Program
  • Franklin’s Library – Resources for International Students

Get Connected (Opportunity Fair): Representatives will be on hand from local globally focused organizations. Learn about opportunities to get connected with the international community.
4:30-5 p.m.

Be Inspired (Special Presentation): Tim Sword, President of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, will speak on “International Engagement: Why Our Future Depends On It.”
5-5:30 p.m.

Engage Locally (Networking Reception): Build new relationships with other globally minded individuals
5:30-6 p.m.

Join us Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:30-6 p.m. on Franklin University’s Main Campus, Alumni Hall, Ross Auditorium 301 Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215.  Parking is free in Franklin University Lots. 

Want to follow the event on social media?  Get in on the conversation at #GloballyConnected

Questions? Contact Sarah Gepper at

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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