About OUS

About OUS

The Oregon University System International Programs are cooperative programs to which all students in public and private universities in Oregon have access.  The programs are predominately reciprocal exchanges that bring students to Oregon campuses.  It is through these direct relationships that students and faculty connect with partner institutions abroad and bring diversity to Oregon universities.

Oregon University System International Programs Mission Statement

In supporting the academic, cultural and economic priorities of Oregon’s public universities, Oregon University System International Programs seek to provide academic and internship programs abroad for the benefit of the institutions and students of Oregon that:

  • Provide broad access to international opportunities by offering affordably priced programs and providing exemplary support to students.  We seek to take advantage of economies of scale, cooperative relationships, new technologies, and external support.
  • Enhance and diversify the curricula of OUS institutions by offering course work, professional development, research and language training opportunities that complement and integrate with OUS and partner institutions;
  • Promote cultural understanding through opportunities that provide direct contact with host nationals and activities that promote maximum integration in the host culture.  Reciprocal exchanges enhance the cultural diversity of our OUS campuses through the presence of students from our university partners abroad.  This movement of students across national boundaries brings opportunities for greater understanding and personal diplomacy.
  • Offer geographic diversity through programs that serve OUS campus needs, provide access to geographic sites that individual campuses might not sustain alone and that support the cultural and economic priorities of the State of Oregon;
  • Provide opportunities for OUS faculty members to develop international experience through involvement in academic policy decisions on OUS Advisory Boards, faculty teaching exchanges, and as resident directors.

The measures of our success in this mission will be the sustainability of a network of cooperative exchange programs and internship opportunities that produce university graduates capable of being productive global citizens:  graduates who will provide leadership in a complex international and intercultural environment. 

OUS Annual Report

Each fall, OUS International Programs presents to campuses a summary of our activities for the last year with highlights from students and faculty. You'll find the current annual report for the 2011-12 academic year here.

Professional Association Memberships and Affiliations

In its continuing effort to maintain up-to-date knowledge in the field of international education and world affairs, OUS International Programs is pleased to belong to the following professional organizations and associations.  These organizations are recognized for their dedication to promoting the highest standards of academic and experiential learning and promoting that knowledge through their extensive networks.

You can learn more about each organization or association by following its hyperlink.

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France (APAUF) 
Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Programs
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Forum on Education Abroad
Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
National Association of Foreign Student Affairs: Association of International Educators (NAFSA: AIE)
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

World Affairs Council of Oregon

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