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OUS BEIJING: Explore China

Over the last 20 years, Beijing has taken its rightful place as a global capital city: an international political and financial center. Over that period, the economic and cultural changes in Beijing have been breathtaking and unprecedented.

As a student, then, how do you begin to peel back the layers of internationalization to learn about modern China and modern Chinese society?

The OUS Beijing program goes beyond traditional Chinese language programs in the U.S. You will get the opportunity to experience an intensive Chinese language program in-country, plus the chance to explore day-to-day life in Beijing with Chinese citizens. You will see a side of China that few foreigners get to experience.

In the end, OUS Beijing students learn to see China not simply from a foreigner’s perspective, but from a Chinese perspective.

The Oregon University System International Programs are cooperative programs to which all students in public universities in Oregon and select private partner universities have access. The programs are predominately reciprocal exchanges that not only send students abroad, but also 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.

Campus Contacts

Click on the name of your University for contact information.

Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or
(541) 885- 1847

Oregon State University*

Craig Geffre

1600 SW Western Blvd. Suite 290
(541) 737-6473


Portland State University

Alyse Collins

International Affairs, East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207

(503) 725-8256

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520

(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Michelle Hyde-Wright

International Programs
333 Oregon Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-1451

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

Additional Resources

What is Oregon Abroad?

The Oregon University System International Programs are cooperative programs to which all students in public and private universities in Oregon have access. Learn More! >

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