An International Presence
Ohio State has long attracted students from across the globe, but the Home Economics program, as part of the College of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Programs, have been particularly engaged in outreach internationally. OSU Archives has several photographs of international students following the conclusion of World War II, and the archives for Home Economics document several programs in India and Africa during the mid-twentieth century. The earliest ensemble gifted to the university by an international student is a purple printed sari with gold embroidery. It was donated by Dr. Dinoo Dastur while she was a PhD student in Home Economics Education in 1971. Ensembles on display in this exhibit originate from Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, India, Indonesia and Ethiopia. All of the artifacts were donated by students in Home Economics or Human Ecology.