International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)

ICSP student presentation

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)

ICSP is a unique program where student recipients provide valuable cross-cultural exchange opportunities for our university and the local community. This program is vital to our mission of global education.

View the ICSP Brochure

Scholarship Application

New and continuing international students may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP). Selected ICSP students receive a partial tuition-waiver scholarship. The ICSP scholarship is renewable each year to completion of a UO degree, provided the student follows the requirements of the ICSP program. ICSP students agree to complete 66-80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program. Cultural service can include speaking or giving demonstrations to schools or community groups about the heritage and culture of your country or participating in international events on campus.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024 at 4:00pm (PST)

ICSP Application Information

Request An ICSP Visit

ICSP students are multi-talented, enthusiastic and eager to share their cultures and stories with U.S. audiences. All students are trained to make powerful public presentations to diverse audiences.

Campus and community members can request an ICSP student for a presentation, panel discussion, performance, or other type of events. Please place the request at least 2 weeks in advance using your work email address. We appreciate the collaboration with you! Any questions, please email


Request Form

Current Members


Chiagoziem Chinaza Adindu
Lorji, Aboh Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
Major: Business Law
Languages: Igbo, Hausa, French, and English
Interests: Creating recipes, blogging, YouTubing, traveling and volunteering
Nkongolo Mulunda Elumba
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chiba, Japan
Major: Computer Science
Languages: Japanese, English, and Kiswahili
Interests: Basketball, puzzles, foreign languages, cooking, and playing instruments



Maria Soto
Caracas, Venezuela
Major: Biochemistry
Languages: Spanish and English
Interests: Reading, baking, skateboarding, playing golf and volleyball, and science
Anna De Sanctis
Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. For two years I lived in La Paz, Bolivia.
Major: Business Administration
Languages: Spanish is my native language and I learned English last year
Bee Arredondo Durán
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Major: Art and Technology
Languages: English and Spanish
Interests: Art, film, music, Mexican history, food, languages, storytelling, politics, and human rights
Managua, Nicaragua
Major: Art & Technology
Languages: Spanish & English
Interests: Drawing, playing video games, watching anime, reading manga, daydreaming, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and keeping a dream journal
Chillan, Chile
Major: Human Physiolog
yLanguages: Spanish and English
Interests: Contemporary dance, yoga, listening to music, reading novels and thrillers, hiking and hanging out with friends




Batjargal (Chris) Batgerel
Mongolia and previously Russia
Major: Computer Science
Languages: English, Russian and Mongolian
Interests: Basketball and physical training such as the gym
Roger Cheng
Taipei, Taiwan
Majors: Business, Data Science
Languages: Chinese, Taiwanese, and English
Interests: Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, snowboarding, football, basketball, badminton, weightlifting, movies, traveling, environmental issues, different cultures, and business
Suk Bahadur Gurung
Gorkha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Major: Computer and Information Science
Languages: Nepali, English and Hindi
Interests: Blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, social intelligence, cross cultural experience, photography and videography, and outdoor activities 
Bibi Halima
Hazro-Attock, Pakistan
Major: English Literature and Linguistics
Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindko, English
Interests: Post-colonialism, Multimodal narratives, ELT, reading, poetry recitation, radio, writing, graphic design, volunteering, traveling, handcrafts
yeo jin kim
Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Majors: International Studies, Spanish
Languages: Korean, English, and Spanish
Interests: Learning a new language, reading, education, international studies, traveling, and storytelling
Waku Komiya
Tokyo, Japan
Major: Media Studies
Languages: Japanese and English
Interests: Sports and learning new things about language and culture
Gayatri Misra
Roorkee, India
Major: Architecture (CHC)
Languages: English and Hindi
Interests: Playing guitar and keyboard, sketching, painting, dancing, singing, experimenting with gadgets, and creating layouts for different varieties of indoor and outdoor settings. 
Naing Naing (Warren) Oo
Mandalay, Myanmar
Majors: Finance, Business AdministrationLanguages: Burmese, Mandarin, EnglishInterests: Basketball, NBA, cooking, playing guitar, and exploring new things about the world.
Nainital, India and Lhasa, Tibet
Major: Human Physiology
Languages: English, Tibetan and Hindi
Interests: Music, Tibetan Buddhism, conspiracy theories, movies, karaoke, fashion and human rights issues in Tibet. 
tingling zong
Yinglong Zong
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Major: Communication Disorders and Science
Languages: Mandarin and English
Interests: Playing games and fixing things. Music and language are two elements that catch my curiosity when it comes to sounds. 



Kaluga, Russia and Warsaw, Poland
Major: Theater Arts
Languages: English, Italian, and Russian
Interests: Performing arts, musical theatre, museum education, and cultural exchange
Baku, Azerbaijan
Major: Computer and Information Science
Languages: Azerbaijani, English, Turkish, and Russian
Interests: Innovation and entrepreneurship, future technology and humanity, life on Mars, different cultures and religions, politics, diplomacy, and world history
jess simpson
Manchester, England
Major: Media Studies and Cinema Studies
Language: English
Interests: Watching and playing sports, boxing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, watching movies, playing music and playing video games

middle east
Cairo, Egypt
Major: Architecture, undergraduate
Languages: English and Arabic
Interests: Languages, women in ancient Egypt, feminism, Mediterranean cultures, music and traveling
Amira Ghazy
Alexandria, Egypt
Major: English Language Literature and Arts
Languages: Arabic, English and Indian
Interests: Literature, cinema, acting and travelling
Kerlos Rizk
Alexanderia, Egypt
Major: Business Administration
Languages: Arabic and English
Interests: Entrepreneurship, economics, business, reading books, music, exercising, trying new foods, cultural exchange, and watching movies.


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Welcome to the University of Oregon
Clair K. Wiles, North Eugene High School

I began my career in education 25 years ago as a student teacher at North Eugene High School. My cooperating teacher left me a textbook, a few ideas for assignments, and contact information for ICSP at the University of Oregon. I was so inspired by the idea of literally bringing the world into my classroom, I designed a unit fo rmy global studies curriculum aroun dthe ICSP students. A quarter of a century later, thousands of students from North Eugene High School have spent part of their freshman year learning about the world through the eyes of ICSP students. We have recently held an alumni event to mark the end of our campus at 200 Silver Lane (we now have a new campus at 250 Silver Lane). As former students strolled the halls, hey all poked their heads into my classroom and demanded to know if I still did "the cool project with the international students" because it had inspired in them a profound curiosity about the world.

My students begin the unit sifting through sources, working to understand the geography, culture, and history of their assigned country. They dutifully complete assignments and occasionally call me over to share some interesting idea or picture, but they remain relatively uninspired until... The day the ICSP students arrive and they get to ask their thousands of questions, see artifacts from the country, laugh at shared stories, and understand the shared human experience of this world. I can't imagine trying to teach my students about the world without ICSP. Thank you!

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