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Since 1969, providing friendship, hospitality, and
language assitance to international students and
visiting scholars.

What is Crossroads International?  Crossroads is a group of volunteers from the community that help enrich the experience of international students and build a bridge between people in our community and international students and scholars at Oregon State University, and their families. Some of the programs Crossroads sponsors are listed below.

Crossroads International is pleased to announce our 2015 International Film Festival will be held every Sunday in February at the Darkside Cinema. For detailed film schedule and other details, please visit our Film Festival pageWe also welcome new sponsors and volunteers for the festival, for more information email  



  • Three Day Home Stay for newly arriving students More ...
  • Conversation groups  More ... 
  • Crossroads Conversation School for Women   Learn More ...
  • Picnics, Cooking Classes, More ...


Crossroads International invites you to join us in extending friendship, hospitality and education. 

Nearly 1,000 students from more than 80 countries enroll at OSU each year, and as many as 450 visiting faculty are on campus during the academic year. Crossroads International is a community volunteer organization that provides friendship, hospitality, and language assistance for OSU's international students and visiting scholars. Crossroads welcomes volunteers in the mid-Willamette Valley who would like to reach out in friendship to these international visitors. Established in 1969, Crossroads is a recipient of OSU's Distinguished Service Award.

The Benefits of Membership:

  • Invitations to Crossroads Member events, such as potlucks, Welcome Receptions for new students, activities at the Welcome Center for newly arriving international students or faculty
  • Invitation to join Crossroads' online database, where you can look at requests and opportunities (such as Home Stay requests, Language partner requests, Conversation Groups in various languages)
  • Advance notice of special activities or events, such as Film Festival Passports and tie-in activities, as well as educational events
  • Opportunities to host newly arriving international students or serve as conversants or Friendship Hosts

 Join Crossroads today!  Visit our membership page for more information on how to become a member.



“Conducting English conversation classes for more than five years has been a five-star journey. I have met women from all parts of the world. Seeing our culture through their eyes challenges me to think. Learning about their cultures has broadened my horizons. I am convinced they offer us as much as we offer them.�