Meet Fatoumata, Nhi and Abdulaziz, three of more than 1,800 international students who came from 98 countries to study, live and work at Portland State.
They are gaining new academic and cultural perspectives while giving American students international experiences without ever leaving campus.
The number of international students at PSU has increased nearly 50 percent in the past five years, with the most students coming from Saudi Arabia, China, India, Japan and Vietnam.
"PSU changed me," says Nhi Vu, a finance major from Vietnam. "I have become more independent now, more responsible, and I can make my own decisions. I believe if I didn't study abroad, I wouldn't be able to get all the wonderful life experiences and adventures."
For more information about international students at PSU, visit oia.pdx.edu/isss.