Programs and Services



The Office of International Affairs organizes trips and activities in the Eugene/Springfield region and in Oregon. These activities include hiking, river rafting, skiing, volunteer opportunities, as well as trips to local festivals, famous state parks, sport events, and factory outlets. Come experience the local culture, make new friends, practice a language, have fun! Follow us on Facebook.

Peer Mentor Program

Big Brother. Big Sister Peer Mentor Program

New international students arriving for the first time in this country sometimes experience culture shock, homesickness and may find it hard to make friends or get involved with campus life. In response to these challenges, we foster a student-led program based on the concept of peer-to-peer mentoring. Through relationship building and resource connection, mentors support students on multiple levels while ensuring them a positive experience. We are a community, we have fun and we inspire each other to do great things and maximize the UO experience. Visit our Facebook page. 

International Student Advisory Board

International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

The international student advisory board reports directly to the director of International Student and Scholar Services.  It advises about services and programs such as the peer mentor program, writing labs, fieldtrips and recreational programs, and the overall international student experience at the University. ISAB meetings are open to the public. Apply here.

Academic Support

International Student Academic Support

We are a team of international student tutors, striving to better the academic experience at University of Oregon. We are dedicated to ensuring that you have the tools and resources you need to be successful in your studies at UO. Our programs are designed to assist you in refining and strengthening the academic skills necessary for success at the university and beyond.

Mills International Center

Mills International Center

We are a lounge, resource center, study area, and events venue. There is no doubt that we have some of the comfiest couches on campus. There are many to pick from, and they are perfect for studying, hanging out with friends, or just sitting on.

The Mills International Center is a place for everyone. All UO students – both international and American – are welcome!

ISSS Liasons

The International Liaison Program

The International Liaisons aim to reduce student group isolation and increase student group connectivity to UO campus resources, programs, and services and the larger University of Oregon Administration. The six International Liaisons assist the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in providing targeted support services to specific international student demographic groups. The liaisons are responsible for direct outreach and programming for international populations that may feel isolated or without a campus voice. The International Liaisons serve as an avenue to keep OIA informed about specific issues that particular student groups face.

Friendship Foundation for International Students

Friendship Foundation for International Students

FFIS provides international students and scholars the opportunity to live shot-term with a homestay family, improve English language skills, and share Thanksgiving with local families.