- Int'l Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
Events and Activities for the Community
There are so many ways for the OSU international community to connect with the larger community, and enjoy meaningful exchange of information and friendship. The following list shows key OSU and INTO OSU programs along with well established and welcoming community organizations.
International Cultural Service Program (Request an International Speaker)
ICSP is an OSU scholarship program involving 30-40 select international students who share first-hand information about their countries and cultures with classrooms and community audiences within Corvallis and beyond. Please visit the ICSP website for more information on how to arrange for a speaker or how an international student can apply for the scholarship.
The INTO OSU Conversant Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to help an international student practice English conversation. It is a great way to gain international experience here at OSU, learn about other cultures, and boost your resume! Spend one hour per week with your conversation partner, playing a game, cooking a meal, exploring campus or downtown Corvallis, or simply just chatting over coffee. The program runs term-by-term and is an immensely rewarding experience for both international students and volunteers.
The mission of the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs is to build the intercultural and cross-cultural capacity of students through high-impact pedagogical practices and support services, so as to best inform and empower them in a globally diverse and engaged world.
The OSU Homestay Program is administered through University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) and is intended to give international students a more in-depth cultural experience than they might have living in a traditional residence hall. As a host you will be providing an amazing living-learning opportunity for an international student. Whether four weeks or fifty-two, homestays provide fantastic cultural-immersion opportunities in which international students will have experiences unique to the United States, Oregon, Corvallis, and even your family. While you are a homestay host, you can rely on UHDS for support in making this the Experience of a Lifetime for both you and the student you are hosting.
The International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) leads in creating a community that enhances and influences the student experience. ISOSU facilitates cross-cultural interaction and understanding by inviting many voices from around the world to be heard. ISOSU is committed to supporting and developing a wide range of international opportunities for the OSU community focusing on the education of issues and appreciation of cultures on this university campus.
Crossroads International is a community volunteer organization that provides friendship, hospitality, and language assistance for OSU's international students and visiting scholars. For more than 35 years, Crossroads International has connected international students, faculty & scholars, and their family members with local volunteers for friendship and education. We offer five programs, regular events and special activities like our International Film Festival - so there are many ways to get involved and meet people! Volunteers are always needed, and students or scholars may request services at our office or by filling out some of our online forms.
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.