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The Spring 2020 application cycle runs from March 30 – April 20.

Navigating Cultures — Preparing Students for Traveling Abroad

The standard class at the University of Oregon – or any university for that matter – doesn’t include eating bugs for an assignment. Rather than a regimen of lectures, homework, and discussion sections, students in this Fall 2019’s International Skills (INTL 199) course were asked to eat crickets, one of several unusual assignments that prepare students for the challenges of traveling and living abroad.

“Studying and working abroad is exciting, but it can also be really hard,” admitted Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver, International Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies and


Gordon Okumu — Transforming Trees into Water in Kenya

Gordon Okumu, an International Studies major at the University of Oregon, has visited his hometown of Migori, Kenya, every December since moving to the United States in 2016. On each trip, Okumu has noticed a decrease in Migori’s tree count.

“I realized that the place that I grew up when my grandma took me in was much more a forest and today is much more of an open land,” he said.

A need for firewood motivated the town to curtail its forestry, which created a two-headed problem. Migori residents rely on rainfall as a source of clean water, so


CANCELLED: INTL Lunch Talk Mar 13 – A Dialogue with Return Peace Corps Volunteers

EVENT CANCELLATION: This event has been cancelled. The University is taking active measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For information about the University’s response to COVID-19, please see:

INTL Lunch Talk: Return Peace Corps Volunteers

Come to the INTL Lunch Talk: Return Peace Corps Volunteers panel this upcoming Friday to learn more about the many pathways linking academics, service, and careers!