Gambier is only an hour’s drive from Columbus, the capital of Ohio and fifteenth largest city in the U.S. Named the best city for opportunity by Forbes and a fashion capital by USA Today, Columbus offers nationally recognized attractions, popular entertainment and sporting venues; unlimited shopping options; a vibrant food scene; and a wealth of internship opportunities.
Called a fashion capital by USA Today, Columbus is the headquarters for retail giants like The Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express and Victoria's Secret. Shoppers flock to Columbus’ Easton Town Center, an outdoor high-end shopping mecca located 40 miles from Gambier.
Columbus is home to two major league sports teams — the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and MLS’ Columbus Crew — and a minor league baseball team, the Columbus Clippers. Football fans pack Ohio Stadium in the fall to support the The Ohio State University Buckeyes, who were named 2014 national football champions.
The Short North is the cultural hub of Columbus, featuring art galleries, theaters, restaurants and bars, while German Village is one of the country’s preeminent historic districts, with European architecture, unique shops and parks. The Arena District’s LC Pavilion, one of the country’s top 25 music venues, features indoor and outdoor stages that attract national tours.
Internship opportunities abound in Columbus, where students can get hands-on experience at Fortune 500 companies like Nationwide, American Electric Power Company and J.P. Morgan Chase, or at preeminent medical facilities like The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center. Students also have interned at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and The Columbus Dispatch.