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When going to a new country to study, many international students are faced with an unfamiliar social and educational culture. Consequently, the adjustment issues along with other common life stressors may create challenges which may build into crises.
We know that sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to find the right place for support, so we have gathered some important ones for you here. For more information meet with us in the Office of International Services at University Plaza Suite 130.
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.
The Graduate Student Success Center is a unique space in the historic Memorial Union with reservable conference and lounge rooms, presentation and brainstorming tools and places to relax — like couches and a massage chair. A graduate research assistant collaborates with other graduate students to offer programming that supports student success, academic progress, professional development and interdisciplinary dialogues.
The Academic Success Center supports all students as they practice skills and habits for academic success, learn with and from peers, and reflect on ongoing academic development. Find study strategies, tutoring support, and study tables and groups at their office in Waldo Hall.
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.
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.
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.
The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a "living room for learning," where all people can be teachers and learners and where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.
Crossroads International is a group of volunteers from the community who help enrich the experience of international students and build a bridge between people in our community and international students, scholars, visiting faculty, and their families.
Stay Healthy at OSU! Student Health Services has locations in Plageman Building, Tebeau Residence Hall, and Dixon Recreation Center. Reach them by phone at 541-737-9355.
You can access Recreational Sports at OSU for free during each Fall, Winter, and Spring term. This not only allows you access to two exercise centers, but also provides opportunities to join fitness classes, intramural and club level sports teams, and adventure leadership classes and trips. Find out more at Dixon Recreation Center.
The HSRC provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to Oregon State University students focused on alleviating the effects of hunger, poverty, and other basic human needs so that students can pursue a quality education.
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 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: