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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 ...

Lina Lechlech – African Studies Research Award

African Studies awarded International Studies graduate student, Lina Lechlech, the African Studies Research Award, providing $500 towards Lina’s research project on sexual assault services in Western Cape Province, South Africa. Lina was elated to receive this award, saying, “This award ...

Announcing the winners of the 2019 International Studies Undergraduate Research Forum Awards–Congratulations! Gabby Farland and Rachel McGill with their INTL faculty advisor Kristin Yarris Outstanding Papers Laurelei Singsank, “From Massacre to Genocide: Redefining the Sook ...

Rachel McGill – Inspired by Her Mother to Reach New Heights in Global Health

You might find her eating sushi in Japan or exploring the landscapes of England or even studying here, in Eugene. Regardless, you’ll always find Rachel McGill challenging herself with new experiences. McGill, a Senior studying International Studies (INTL) with a minor in Global Health (GH), ...

Brianne Holden (M.A. 2017) UC Davis, CANDEL Program

Brianne Holden (M.A. Winter 2017), has been accepted to the University of California, Davis CANDEL Ed.D. program. The Capitol Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CANDEL) program is a leading force in quality higher education training. Brianne is very much looking forward to this ...

Critical Language Scholarship – Michelle Nikfarjam

Michelle Nikfarjam is excited and honored to accept a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Hindi, summer 2019 in Jaipur, India. The CLS is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program that aims to increase the number of Americans studying foreign languages to better prepare ...

Former INTL Student Worker, DaHyun Kim Works with Young Defectors from North Korea

originally published as Duck Grad Rises Above Adversity to Help Others Do the Same on “Around the O” on July 30, 2018 by Chakris Kussalanant, University Communications On a sunny summer day in Seoul, DaHyun Kim is going over paperwork and preparing for her only clients of the day — ...

Farewell to Our Wonderful Student Worker, DaHyun Kim

DaHyun Kim has been working as a student worker at OCIAS (Oregon Consortium for International and Area Studies) for about 2 years. She moved to Oregon and attended Chemeketa Community College and Portland Community College after graduating from high school in her home country in  Daejeon, South ...

Ava Setzer – BA 2005

Ava graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Studies and Business in 2005. While attending UO, she completed a study abroad program through AFS USA to study Public Relations and Education in Costa Rica.  

Kayla Chrysler – BA 2005

Kayla graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Studies and Business in 2005. She began her career in San Francisco, California working for Thomson Reuters. She then relocated to London in 2009 to build investor relations websites. She continued building her way up into ...
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