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International Studies Program Alumni

The International Studies Program invites friends and former students to stay in touch. We are currently working towards strengthening and deepening our connections with you, our Alumni, the ones who are making positive change in our communities today.

What Some of Our Alumni Are Up To:


Shortly after graduating, Laura Chase (2014) began an adventure in Ghana. Where will Laura go next? Follow her trip HERE.

Harley Henigson (2013) has also been in Ghana, working with the Village Bicycle Project. Follow his adventures HERE


PSU alum Clare Margason is currently living and working in a small village called Kengkia in Laos. She has committed to living and working at the Sai Nyai Eco-School for one year. Follow her adventures HERE.

This is what PSU alum Ray Leon has been up to: "In June I was hired to do an export and marketing internship for Blasons de Bourgogne, a major wine producer in the Burgundy region of France. I spent six months working in the small town of Chablis in northern Burgundy. My job included creating promotional materials, analyzing sales figures, translations and wine tastings with clients. I got to know the town, the people, experience life out in the French countryside and I greatly improved my French! Since then I have been traveling for the last two months through Europe and Asia. When I get back I hope to continue working in the wine industry at home or abroad."

Where some of our alumni study after PSU:

  • American University
  • Clark University
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • University of Oregon

Alumni Updates

Stay in touch! If you'd like to be featured on our website or let us know what you are doing, please send us an email with your information and updates  at or fill out the Alumni Form.

We encourage you to come back and visit us at Portland State University. We will be happy to see you again, and you’re welcome to attend events on campus.

Alumni Association

We encourage you to join Portland State’s Alumni Association and become part of a long tradition of alumni connecting with their alma mater and each other. You’ll help strengthen Portland State’s position as one of the world’s premier public universities through programs that support academic excellence, student scholarships and recruitment, and service and leadership to undergraduates. And you’ll enjoy benefits including valuable discounts, special services, and Portland State Magazine.