The International Student Support Program

The International Student Support Program provides you with support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your native language. If you want to talk to someone about culture shock or cultural adjustment, please contact them at 1-866-743-7732!

The ISSP advisors can also help you with:

  • Being successful at school

  • Relationships with friends and family

  • Practical issues while studying abroad

  • Stress, sadness, loneliness, and lots more!

The service is free and confidential. You can contact the ISSP advisors via app, phone, or video chat. For more information please visit this page.

Campus Resources for International Students

There are specific resources available for students in INTO OSU programs, such as the Student Care & Conduct Coordinator and Language and Culture Advisors. Visit the International Living-Learning Center Welcome Desk for more details.

Graduate students can meet with someone in the Graduate School in 300A Kerr Administration Building or the Graduate Student Success Center in 203 Memorial Union to see how they can help.

In the US, speaking with a licensed mental health counselor is common and can be helpful for students who are feeling overwhelmed by a crisis or emergency. Visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of Snell Hall or call  541-737-2131. CAPS provides 24/7 assistance, use option 1 during non business hours.

Stay Healthy at OSU! Student Health Services has locations in Plageman Building, Tebeau Residence Hall, and Dixon Recreation Center. 541-737-9355

The Mind Spa is a peaceful space where you can think, pray, or relax. Use the massage chairs, meditation corner, and other relaxation resources for free. Located on the 5th floor of Snell Hall.

The Family Resource Center advocates for and provides quality programming and services to all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional and personal growth and success of the whole person.

Making Connections at OSU

The International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP) is a great way to find other international students who have adjusted to life at OSU and understand how it feels to be homesick or experience culture shock while in the US. Joining the program can connect you to a community of globally-minded peers here to support and inspire each other at OSU.

A part of Diversity and Cultural Engagement, OSU Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs) are committed to the overall development of under-served students. You can enhance your learning, academic success, cross-cultural fluency, and self-efficacy by participating in programs that support social equality, community engagement, and global membership.

Global Diversity Initiatives includes teams organized to support, enhance, connect, develop, and contribute to the international student experience. Ask about them in the Student Experience Center.

There are 400+ Student Organizations at OSU. Join an organization and find other students with similar interests or backgrounds. These groups may be able to help you feel more connected to your home culture and/or direct you to other campus resources. Use the website search tool to find a place that’s right for you.

Reach out to local immigrant populations in or around Corvallis. Talk to one of the groups above or to an International Student Advisor for help finding a connection in the community.

Immigration Resources

Contact International Student Advisors about Reduced Course Loads, Taking a Leave of Absence, Employment, Financial Assistance Opportunities, and other matters. Visit us in University Plaza Suite 130 or call 541-737-3006 to make an appointment.

Student Legal Services can advise current OSU students on a range of legal matters including immigration concerns. This service is offered at no cost by ASOSU.

In addition to ASOSU Student Legal Services, you may wish to use the following resources to find an immigration attorney for legal advice:

  • Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service – initial 30 min. consultation for $35 with a member of the Oregon State Bar. Call 1-800-452-7636 or visit http://www.osbar.org/public/ris/
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Lawyer Referral Service – provides referrals to immigration attorneys across the US. Visit http://www.ailalawyer.com/