Oregon State University

Student support

We strive to help all of our students have the best possible experience

As an INTO OSU student, you'll have a support network to help you make a successful transition to American college life.

INTO OSU Student Services team

Student Services at INTO OSU helps every international student feel welcomed, involved and connected. We provide support for students’ daily lives, plan many unique and exciting trips and offer numerous opportunities to meet and talk to native English speakers. 

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After you arrive at Oregon State University, our friendly International Student Advisor (ISA) team will be available to assist you with all immigration questions and processes. From changing your major to taking a term off, they are here to help you take all necessary steps to maintain good immigration status and make sure your I-20 is always current.

Immigration workshops are held throughout the year and individual appointments are available if you require any specific advice. For immigration and visa help, email isas.advisor@oregonstate.edu.

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Housing & Arrivals Coordinator

Determining which accommodation option is right for you can be challenging. Before you arrive at INTO OSU, you can request to be in touch with a full-time Campus Housing and Arrivals Coordinator to assist you with your on-campus housing reservation, changes, requests and answer any questions you have about your housing options.

For questions about housing, contact the INTO OSU Housing and Arrivals Coordinator at into.housing@oregonstate.edu.

Language Advisors

Language and Culture Advisors are available to assist students with a range of issues, including translation, adjustment to US culture, personal issues, navigating OSU and more.

Progression Advisor

The OSU Progression Advisor is available to assist Pathway students as you transition from INTO OSU to full OSU admission. From helping with paperwork to initiate the transition to ensuring students have completed their required courses, the Progression Adviser is ready to help you throughout the process.

Care & Conduct Coordinator

The Care and Conduct Coordinator can assist you with personal and academic concerns in and out of the classroom. Additionally, the Care and Conduct Coordinator can answer questions or concerns you may have and provide you with additional resources to help you be successful while you are studying at INTO OSU.

For questions about personal or academic concerns, contact the Care and Conduct Coordinator at intoosu.careandconduct@oregonstate.edu

Academic Success and Student
 Support Advisors

Academic Success Advisors help students make good progress in their INTO OSU classes, assist with course selection, advise on study plan, good study habits and more. A student with any questions about a class, instructor or program can make an appointment to speak with an advisor.

Pathway students have access to tutoring services through the INTO OSU Learning Center. Our Pathway Peer Tutors are Oregon State University students who work with Pathway students on English skills as well as subjects like math, science, engineering and business. These sessions are limited to two hours per week and are free to Pathway students.

For questions about tutoring, contact the INTO OSU Learning Center at intoosu.learningcenter@oregonstate.edu.

Conversation opportunities

There are many chances to meet Americans and practice English during your stay. English conversation programs and on-campus events help students feel like a part of the OSU and Corvallis community.

  • Academic tutors and supported Study Hall for Pathway students
  • Conversation partners for all INTO OSU students at Level 3 and above
  • Weekly English conversation clubs on special topics like music and art
  • International Students of OSU (ISOSU) Weekly Coffee Hour

Trips and activities

We offer trips all over the state, the Northwest and the West Coast, to show INTO OSU students the beauty and excitement our part of the country has to offer.

  • Day trips and overnight break trips, including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Free OSU sporting events, intramural sports, Dixon Recreation Center, trips to professional sporting events like NBA basketball, Seattle Mariners baseball and soccer
  • Free Welcome and Farewell Parties with bowling, pizza, Wii, and karaoke
  • Concerts and cultural events
  • OSU student clubs and organizations to join

Disability access services (DAS) can help students who have a documented disability with note taking, sign language interpretation, textbooks on tape and alternative testing. DAS also offers assistance with registration, housing arrangements and other special needs.

For questions about disability services, email disability.services@oregonstate.edu.

  • INTO OSU Student Support At The Learning Center