OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

About International Programs

The Division of International Programs seeks to foster, coordinate and advocate for programs and services that have an international dimension. IP is a creative catalyst to help OSU become a premier international university, with its mission reflecting global interdependence and the increasingly international basis of Oregon's economy. IP engages in entrepreneurial efforts to provide the resources necessary to support its mission.

 OSU Internationalization Structure

International Programs consists of three units and is located in University Plaza (UP).

  • International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA) - UP
  • International Student Advising & Services (ISAS) - UP
  • International Scholar & Faculty Services (ISFS) - UP

International Programs collaborates closely with INTO OSU and its three units. INTO OSU is located in the International Living & Learning Center (ILLC).

  • International Admissions - ILLC
  • Student Experience - ILLC
  • Academic Programs - ILLC

International Programs

University Plaza, Suite 130, 1600 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97331

International Programs guides OSU's internationalization efforts, manages international initiatives, such as international partnerships and agreements, supports international research and regional foci, and cultivates global engagement.  In addition, the Associate Provost oversees the units below.

International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA)

University Plaza, Suite 130, 1600 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97331

Administers, promotes, and advises OSU students, faculty, and community members on opportunities related to the International Degree program, study abroad, international internships and service learning, and education abroad scholarships and fellowships. IDEA supports OSU faculty and staff who propose and administer department-level student exchange programs and faculty-led education abroad programs. IDEA prepares OSU students to graduate from OSU with enhanced global awareness and intercultural skills, which are necessary to excel in a globally competitive job market. IDEA coordinates the Education Abroad Committee which ensures that OSU education abroad programming aligns with the high standards and best practices set by the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad.

International Student Advising and Services (ISAS)

University Plaza, Suite 130, 1600 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97331

International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) furthers the internationalization of the university and the community by providing services to more than 3200 international students in degree, exchange, and INTO OSU English and Academic Preparation programs from around the world. ISAS helps international students and their families navigate the complex systems of government rules and institutional policies so that they can have more successful academic and personal experiences at OSU and in the United States.  In collaboration with our campus partners, we provide new and ongoing orientations and workshops, both on-campus and online.  We provide individual and group advising and referrals for international students regarding visa matters, travel, scholarships and financial issues, housing issues, health and safety concerns, employment, enrollment issues, academic success, US taxes, dependents, cultural adjustment, accessing university resources, and more.  ISAS works closely with INTO OSU to meet the specific needs of the lower level language populations.  With our diverse and knowledgeable staff, we strive to provide quality and culturally-relevant assistance and support to all of our stakeholders. 

International Scholar and Faculty Services (ISFS)

University Plaza, Suite 190, 1600 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97331

ISFS is the central campus resource for hosting international visitors and/or hiring international employees. ISFS advises international scholars on visa and immigration issues and provides resources on working abroad.

INTO OSU

International Admissions

International Living & Learning Center (ILLC), 1701 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR, 97331

Manages international student admission to intensive English, academic preparation, undergraduate and MBA programs.

International Student Experience

International Living & Learning Center (ILLC), 1701 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR, 97331

Coordinates new international student orientation and a wide range of programming. 

Academic Programs

International Living & Learning Center (ILLC), 1701 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR, 97331

OSU's unique partnership with INTO OSU opens the doors for more international students to join the OSU community.  Manages the curriculum, instruction and advising related to the intensive English and academic preparation programs.