- Student Services
- International Student Orientation
- Visa and Immigration Support
- OSU Office of International Admissions
- International Year One [Undergraduate Pathway]
- Undergraduate Transfer Program
- Graduate Pathway
- International Direct
- Masters International Direct
- Ecampus for International Students
- Academic English
- Study Abroad with INTO OSU
- Special Programs
Bob Gilmour, Executive Director
Courtney Pahl, Director of Student Success Services
Shain Panzeri, Director of International Admissions
Elena Sapp, Director of Academic Programs
Casey Glick, Director of International Marketing & Recruitment
Oregon State University offers academic Pathway and English language training programs through the INTO OSU Center. Personalized support tailored to international students’ educational, social and cultural needs prepares them to progress with confidence as degree-seeking students. INTO OSU provides international students with learning experiences and services that promote academic, professional and personal success.
INTO established its first partnership in the U.S. at Oregon State University in 2008. Located in the new International Living-Learning Center, INTO OSU offers outstanding academic programs, technology-assisted learning, a welcoming, interconnected community of students from across the U.S. and the world, strong student support programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The innovative Pathway and English language programs offered at the INTO OSU Center are delivered by highly qualified OSU teaching faculty. INTO OSU also provides a breadth of academic preparation and support services designed specifically to meet the unique needs of its international students.
The International Living-Learning Center opened in September 2011 and is the home for INTO Oregon State University. This state-of-the-art building offers a world-class student experience where international and domestic students live and learn together in the heart of the OSU campus. This building includes residential accommodations for more than 300 international and domestic students, 26 classrooms, a large and spacious auditorium, computer labs, a café, market and comfortable open spaces where students can socialize.
The INTO OSU Student Services team provides a range of co-curricular programs and services promoting social, personal and academic well being. Upon arrival at OSU, the team helps students settle in to life in Corvallis, provide social opportunities and a variety of resources tailored to the specific needs of international students. Whether it’s a question about making an appointment with a doctor, finding a place to live, renewing your visa or anything else, there will always be someone available to help you.
International Student Orientation
Orientation involves a variety of important events that prepare students to be successful at OSU, including information about maintaining your visa status, registering for OSU classes, health requirements and insurance coverage. Attendance at International Student Orientation is required of all international students, both direct and INTO OSU.
Other important activities during orientation include: opening an OSU email account, getting an OSU ID card, learning about OSU community expectations and taking a tour of the campus. It’s also a great time to make new international and American friends and attend the many social events planned on campus.
Visa and Immigration Support
Upon arrival, the university’s Office of International Services (OIS) office, in conjunction with the INTO OSU Student Services team, will provide information, support and guidance on maintaining your immigration status while you are in the U.S. These can include questions about renewing a student visa, making sure your I-20 or DS-2019 status is always current, bringing your dependents, employment, traveling and more. During your program, in conjunction with the INTO OSU Academic Support and Finance teams, they will support you through your program and issue any documentation you may need to support your visa status. Students can come in for walk-in hours, or make individual appointments with an International Student Adviser or Sponsored Student Adviser at the Office of International Services (OIS). In addition, workshops are held throughout the year on topics such as employment, scholarships and travel.
OSU Office of International Admissions
The OSU Office of International Admissions is housed in the INTO OSU Center. The Office of International Admissions works closely with prospective international students from inquiry to admission for a variety of programs including: Academic English, Pathway Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate), Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Professional (MBA, PharmD, and DVM), and Non-degree Exchange Students. All other graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) are served by the Graduate School. Visit the Office of International Admissions.
Oregon State University and INTO Oregon State University are proud to offer a wide variety of scholarships for exceptional international students. Scholarships are available to undergraduate students, graduate students and Pathway students alike. For more information about these exciting scholarship opportunities, please visit the Office of International Admissions. Scholarships are available to undergraduate students, graduate students and Pathway and English language students.
International Year One [Undergraduate Pathway]
International Year One [Undergraduate Pathway] is a structured first-year experience for international students who meet the entry requirements but do not have a high enough GPA and/or English language score for International Direct. The International Year One is designed to guide students through English language and academic skill development while they also begin taking academic courses towards their chosen degree. Students who successfully complete International Year One will progress automatically to degree-seeking status at OSU.
Undergraduate Transfer Program
Students with transfer credits from another university whose English level is below direct-entry requirements and/or who is missing an academic requirement for direct transfer can enroll in the Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP). UTP offers credit articulation during the admissions process and a customized academic class schedule, including English language courses. Students also receive academic support services throughout the program to help them adjust to the US educational system and the expectations of four year public research university.
Graduate Pathway is a structured program for international students who intend to pursue graduate study at OSU. The Graduate Pathway provides both English language courses, personalized advising and academic coaching, and teaches academic expectations for graduate study in the US, while students also begin taking courses towards their chosen degree. Students who successfully complete their Graduate Pathway will progress automatically to degree-seeking status at OSU.
International Direct is an additional layer of academic and personal support services provided to international first-year degree-seeking students by INTO OSU, in close partnership with university departments. These services are in addition to OSU’s First Year Experience for all students, and are designed to ensure a smooth transition to US higher education and a strong start towards a degree from Oregon State University. International Direct services include a personalized study plan with individualized advising and guided registration, additional academic support resources tailored to international student needs, and ongoing personal support from pre-arrival and orientation throughout the first three terms at OSU.
Masters International Direct
Master’s International Direct services are provided in the first term of select graduate programs and include comprehensive personal support and personalized academic advising for optimized course registration and adjustment to graduate study in the US.
Ecampus for International Students
Oregon State University Ecampus blends 21st century innovation with 150+ years of institutional excellence to give students around the world access to a life-changing education. Ecampus is driven to help Oregon State’s online students feel supported throughout their journeys, build connections with OSU’s world-class faculty, and enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed. Ecampus is a top-ranked provider of online education, and the online courses are renowned for their innovation, interactivity and engagement.
During the first credits at Ecampus, every international student receives an additional, customized level of support from the staff and faculty at the on-campus INTO Oregon State University center. This individualized support will help students ease into studying at a US university as well as spark your academic and personal success. INTO partners with Oregon State University to support international students from the day they apply to the day of graduation. Our programs accommodate students from all academic and English language levels.
The Academic English Program provides students with English language instruction and academic skills to prepare for university study in the US.
Study Abroad with INTO OSU
Study Abroad with English (SAWE) allows students to come to OSU on a short-term study program and take a combination of Academic English and OSU undergraduate classes. Students can earn college credits from an American university which transfer back to their home institution. The program is customized to each student’s English level and academic interests, with university course options in engineering, business, public policy, liberal arts, and the sciences.
INTO OSU offers customized, short-term programs for groups of 10 or more, including English teacher training programs and full-time academic programs for university students to improve English and experience US university study. Part-time and youth programs are also available on a B2 or tourist visa in various focus areas.