Making a more global UO

Making a more global University of Oregon

The Office of International Affairs works to make the UO a more global university. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department and center. International Affairs supports and integrates the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units and partnerships.


Message of Support for Indonesia

The Office of International Affairs extends its condolences to those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Friday, September 28. The devastation and loss of life is heartbreaking.
On behalf of our staff and the University of Oregon community, we offer our deepest sympathies and extend an offer of support to any international students or alumni affected by these recent events, or to anyone with concerns about this tragedy.

Students or alumni seeking support are invited to contact Sr. Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Abe Schafermeyer in the Office of International Affairs at abe@uoregon.edu.

Dennis Galvan
Interim Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Vice Provost for International Affairs


Units of International Affairs


Global Education Oregon (GEO)

GEO is a national study abroad program provider and the UO study abroad office. With more than 250 programs in 90 countries, the kind of global experience you’re looking for is within reach.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services provides support to more than 3,000 international students through academic and social programs, student orientation, visa and immigration help, and more.

Global Studies Institute (GSI)

GSI supports international research centers, programs, and initiatives to enhance faculty research, enrich student experiences, and promote the UO’s academic excellence around the world.

Highlighted Programs


Affiliations and Partners

The Office of International Affairs at the University of Oregon listens to, understands, and supports the wide range of international projects and global aspirations of our academic partners and affiliates. We make matches where we can, propose synergies, and suggest unexpected collaborations. We look for ways to develop UO international strategy from the grass roots up, to fundraise on a large scale, and make the whole of our global endeavors much greater than the sum of the parts.


Questions about Executive Orders on Immigration

UO is carefully tracking changes in immigration rules since the issuance of the third version of the so-called “travel ban” (issued September 24, 2017). We realize that many people in our community are quite concerned and need a one-stop location for answers to the most common questions about this changing situation. Please find such questions, and our current best answers at this FAQ page.

Please share your suggestions for additional topics or refinements to the information here with the Office of International Affairs. Please contact Dennis Galvan, vice provost for international affairs at dgalvan@uoregon.edu or Chakris Kussalanant, director of marketing and communications at chakris@uoregon.edu.

Immigration FAQs