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International Cultural Service Program

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ICSP Information  

What is ICSP? 

A select number of international students receive ICSP partial tuition remission scholarships in exchange for assisting their academic colleges to internationalize. This will be done in consultation with College contacts and will involve a variety of activities including outreach to a range of audiences in the mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon. In some cases, students will be invited to speak at elementary, middle, and high school classes, university classes, civic and youth organizations, retirement homes, or church groups. In other cases students will promote global learning or other key international goals of their colleges.

The ICSP scholarship is available to students who are fully admitted to a bachelors, masters or PhD program at OSU. Post-baccalaureate applicants and applicants who are offered conditional admission based on their TOEFL or IELTS test scores are ineligible. You must be able to show sufficient evidence of funding to support your education minus the proposed ICSP award amount before you can be considered for the International Cultural Service Program.

To learn about the speakers for the 2014-15 academic year, read the speaker  biographies, in PDF format.


ICSP tuition remission

When applying to the ICSP, students must have adequate funds for tuition, fees, health insurance, books, room and board, and other living expenses. An ICSP tuition award (approximately $13,500) would reduce the required total. Bringing a family will increase these figures. Click here to check the current estimated annual expenses for international students.


Graduate Students and ICSP

Graduate students may apply for assistantships directly to the department of their major field of study, but cannot be on the ICSP and have an assistantship at the same time.  If awarded the ICSP scholarship, the award cannot be combined with the International Provost Scholarship – IPS or a Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship – GTA/GRA. In other words, if one student is offered the IPS or GTA/GRA, s/he must chose to accept either the ICSP scholarship or the IPS or GTA/GRA.


International Cultural Service Program, International Student Advising and Services
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