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Internationalization and Global Engagement

Oregon State University’s role as a land grant institution and premier 21st century research university demands engagement with global issues, a collaborative and globally focused research and innovation enterprise, and delivery of transformative education that prepares graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens. These priorities reach across all elements of OSU’s mission – education, research, and engagement – and are a shared responsibility and campus-wide endeavor.

OSU CELEBRATES International Women's Day 2024

OSU is pleased to join in recognizing International Women's Day, a global day in honor of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating women's equality!

We invite institution-wide recognition of this important day. A marketing toolkit is available to ensure alignment and visibility for all International Women’s Day events. To have your event added to the International Women’s Day webpage, please send details to the Global Affairs Associate.

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Key Partners

The following offices are responsible for specific aspects of OSU's internationalization profile.

Office of International Services

The Office of International Services (OIS) provides immigration and advising services to international students, scholars and faculty, and are the central campus resource for hosting international visitors and hiring international employees.

OIS Website



INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) provides academic preparation, English language training, admissions, recruiting and student support and success services for international students at OSU.

INTO OSU Website

Office of Global Opportunities

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The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) assists students to participate in international experiences. OSU GO supports students before, during, and upon return from their international programs.

OSU GO Website

Global Events

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Global News

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Oregon State University Professor Aaron Wolf the 2023 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The award provides national recognition for a career of outstanding contributions to further international education at state and land-grant institutions. Wolf’s “more than 30 years of work to advance the frontiers of knowledge and help prevent or resolve conflicts over water resources around the globe exemplifies high-impact international scholarship, leadership and engagement,” APLU President Mike Becker said in a statement.

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LeAnn Adam, the director of National and Global Scholarships Advising, secured funding from both the Institute of International Education Passport Project, and an OSU Internationalization Grant, to be able to offer 50 first-year students in the College of Ag Science and the College of Forestry a passport for free. “Studying abroad, until this point and this offer, seemed a distant dream I’d have to continue to put off time and time again,” said Féithleann Schmidt, an Ecampus fourth-year majoring in botany. “Now, it’s becoming a reality.” 

Pavan Akula, assistant professor of civil engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, teams up with universities in India and US industry partners on a project to explore carbon dioxide capture and sequester in 3D-printed building materials, funded by the US Dept. of Energy. 

OSU has nine faculty on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program this academic year, earning the distinction of being a “Top Producer.” Of doctoral institutions, only two universities in the US sent more than 9, and two other universities also produced nine, putting OSU in the top 5 nationally. Learn more on our Fulbright U.S. Scholar program website

After 20 years of painstaking restoration, archaeologists have begun to reassemble the wreck of a 15th century ship found in a south Wales riverbank. "There are archaeological ships on display around the world but nothing from the period of the 15th Century so this is what makes this so significant and special,” said the project curator and OSU alumnus, Toby Jones. 

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