Come experience the ideal Pacific Northwest life during our short-term spring program or during our summer programs. Live the traditional university life while using the latest technology to explore global issues such as sustainability, international business communication, education, emergency preparedness and other topics that we can customize based on your needs, utilizing the expertise of dedicated faculty. You will become part of the community by completing a service learning activity, living with a homestay family and exploring the natural beauty in the city and around the state. All English levels are welcome, and open to domestic and international students. No student visa is necessary.
Applicants must be in their last two years of high school or enrolled at a university as undergraduate or graduate student.
The application is simple and can be completed at the following website: ecommerce.uoregon.edu/order_form/oia-oregon-experience-program
Alternatively, an application can be made on the student’s behalf by their home institution in coordination with the program directors.
Cost: $2,900 (2-week program), $5,150 (4-week program)
Includes: Program fee; homestay for duration of the program; 2-3 meals a day; airport pick-up and drop-off; public transportation pass; weekend trip and activities
Upcoming Dates & Sample Schedule:
August 5, 2019 – August 30, 2019 (Summer Option 1)
September 3, 2019 – September 25, 2019 (Summer Option 2)
February 11, 2020 – March 8, 2020/March 17, 2020 (Winter/Spring Option)
Week 1: Introduction and Observation of U.S. University Life
Week 2: Sustainability Practices / International Business Communication / Sports Design Innovation
Week 3: Emergency Response and Global Applications / Education topics
Week 4: Service Learning
Each weekday begins at 9:00 or 10:00 and ends at 15:00 or 16:00, with discussions, activities, observations and project-related work lasting between one and two-hours each. University of Oregon students actively participate and engage in the activities, and also lead participants to after-hours student activities, such as the large weekly social event called “International Student Coffee Hour.” Evenings and weekends can be spent with friends or the homestay family. We will do a few tours to parks and museums together in relation to the topic of Sustainability Practices, and will do a site visit to the famous city of Portland, about 2 hours away.
To help develop intercultural connections, you will experience American family culture through homestay accommodations. Each family is pre-screened by the University of Oregon and has passed a criminal background check. You can eat meals with your homestay family, enjoy conversations with them, and do things together. Each family will offer your own room and internet connection.
Read more about the homestay program.
Participants are responsible for covering the costs of any international travel and health insurance as well as of any medical treatment they may require.
No student visa required. Depending on your citizenship, you may need to apply for a B-2 tourist visa or participate in the Visa Waiver program by registering at the ESTA website.
Information contact: Mr. Paolo Daniele firstname.lastname@example.org
Our students in the classroom, around Eugene, at the Duckstore, on trips and doing team-building exercises.