OSU welcomes distinguished visitors from around the world and values the contribution these visitors make to the internationalization of the University. If you will be hosting international visitors please let us know! 

Common Delegation Objectives

  • Establish new relationships or collaborations, or strengthen existing programs
  • Create new international learning opportunities for students
  • Enhance the educational or research capacity of a department or academic unit, or of the University as a whole
  • Exchange knowledge and ideas around topics of mutual interest
  • Celebrate a shared accomplishment, or formalize a new agreement


A host office or program should be identified as the lead for the visit, including appropriate staff support.

Global Engagement - Office of the Provost does not provide financial support for international visitors. We recommend that the host office work with the incoming delegation well in advance to come to an understanding regarding how expenses will be covered by either or both parties.

In conjunction with the host, our office may assist with:

  • Participation/remarks from senior leadership
  • Cultural considerations
  • Small gifts
  • Letter of invitation

Please submit a Delegation/International Visitor Form at least four weeks before the planned visit.

The Global Affairs Associate will reach out to you to gather further information. You are also welcome to reach out with questions via email or call (541) 737-6209.