Office of International Affairs

International Special Programs

Welcome to PSU International Special Programs site! We offer various types of ESL based experiential programs to international groups. Learn about our programs and who we are from here!

At the International Special Programs office we specialize in short-term, long-term and customized programs for international groups. We assist you with every need, making it easy for you to organize your program. We help design curriculum and program content, as well as arranging ground transportation, activities, and excursions.

For more information about our office, you can contact us at or view this Introductory PowerPoint


Winter 2021 Program Options & Covid-19 Update

In-person programming options for Winter 2021 have been cancelled. PSU will continue with primarily remote instruction and limited campus access during the Winter term due to continuing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, and with ongoing travel difficulties we do not expect to resume in person programming until Summer 2021. 

This year we will be offering online program options in an effort to provide affected partners and students a chance to learn more about Portland, American culture, and practice English in live classes, discussion groups, and conversation partner exchanges. This program is replacing the typical "Field Study" program and will include Pop Culture, Volunteerism, and American Business as content courses that students can choose between. Please click here or the link below to go to the special program website.