About Us

Education Abroad

About Us

The Portland State University Education Abroad Office has offered international academic opportunities for over 50 years. We provide over 200 credit-bearing international opportunities for students, faculty, and staff in approximately 80 countries. Our programs allow undergraduate, post-bac, and graduate students of various disciplines the opportunity to participate in study abroad, service learning, Capstone, and internship programs. The Education Abroad Office also supports faculty and staff with developing and implementing PSU courses abroad through our short-term faculty-led programming. Our academic programs range in duration from 10 days to a full academic year abroad.

Mission Statement

The Education Abroad office contributes to the internationalization of the Portland State University campus by providing academically relevant and accessible opportunities abroad for all students, and faculty and staff. Through collaboration with campus departments and partners, we work to empower all participants to explore, experience, and engage as globally responsible citizens.

Are You Experiencing an Emergency?

If you are abroad and need immediate assistance, call the PSU Emergency line at 503-725-5911 and you will be routed to an on-call PSU Education Abroad Crisis Management Team Member.

Education Abroad Leadership

Education Abroad Advisors

Finance Team

Volunteer with Education Abroad

There are a lot of different volunteering opportunities with the Education Abroad Office. The list below includes examples from past projects as well as current/ongoing projects. Click on the project titles to get a sense of the types of opportunities that are available in our office.

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to edabroad@pdx.edu explaining your availability and which projects you are most interested in (please note, some projects may require previous experience).  If you are interested in pursuing any of these projects as part of an internship, or as a class project, please let us know, and we will do our best to help accommodate any specific requirements you may have.  All volunteers will be required to sign a Volunteer Appointment Letter and Waiver. (NOTE: You do not need to be a current PSU student to volunteer, with the exception of the Peer Advising Volunteer Position.)