UO welcomes more than 700 new international students

The University of Oregon and its Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomed more than 700 new international students from all over the world as part of the 2013 International Student Orientation (ISO) program.

During the course of one week, international undergraduate and graduate students get the chance to explore their new surroundings, receive academic advising, conduct placement testing, meet with other new students, and learn about cultural adjustments.  

"The goal of ISO is to connect students to the UO campus and the Eugene and Springfield community, to connect them to each other, to begin forming a social network, and to take care of everything the need to begin classes on Monday, September 30th," says Director of International Student and Scholar Services Abe Schafermeyer.

Approximately 45 countries are represented in the new cohort of international students, including countries like Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, and Japan.

Several departments across campus participate in the program and we also have 80 current international and domestic students volunteers to help guide them through the program.  You can see more about the full program of ISO at https://international.uoregon.edu/isss/orientation