The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) brings together a select group of University of Oregon international students to provide the Eugene-Springfield and surrounding communities with valuable cross-cultural exchange.
Students in this program provide 80 hours per year of cultural and educational service to the community in return for scholarship assistance while studying at the university. ICSP students generally satisfy this service requirement by sharing their cultures with local school classes and community groups.
For more than 26 years ago, we've found that involvement in the program has been mutually beneficial and rewarding for U.S. students, community members, and participating international students. Direct interaction with a person from another culture provides us with a unique learning experience as we discover new ideas, values, interests and problems different from and similar to our own. The human aspect of culture, not usually found in textbooks or popular media, can be shared in a personal way.
The ICSP students are multi-talented and enthusiastic, eager to share their cultures and themselves with U.S. audiences. All ICSP students are trained to make public presentations in local schools and community groups.
Ready to request an ICSP student for your school or organization? The ICSP student profiles provide the names and countries of participating students and just a brief overview of their talents and interests. Please click on "Request ICSP student(s)" to contact the coordinator and schedule a presentation! We look forward to hearing from you!