International Student Activities and Events

International Student Programming

The International Student Life Team plans events and workshops each term to help you be successful, meet friends, and have fun! Check the calendar above for up-to-date events and workshops. Watch your email for our newsletters, where you can see more information about upcoming events and details for how you can sign up! Our weekly e-newsletter is sent to all international students on Wednesday each week during the term. To submit an event or announcement for the newsletter, or to subscribe to the newsletter, please email


Upcoming Events

Featured Event: Career Panel

Tuesday, Nov. 19  5:00pm - 6:00pm
Karl Miller Center 605

This panel will feature PSU international alumni who are currently working in their fields, as well as a U.S. citizen with experience working in other countries. Panelists will share about their experience with job searching, interviewing, and working in the U.S. and will answer questions from the audience. Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about OPT/CPT and sponsorship as well. 

Featured Event: International Food Fight

Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SMSU 101

Join PSU Eats and OISSS for an awesome LIVE cooking competition featuring international student chefs from Cameroon and Italy and a team of advisor chefs from OISSS! Cheer them on as they complete the cooking challenge, then enjoy a free meal of tastes from around the world. You don't want to miss this!

"Getting Into Graduate School" Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 13 3:00pm - 4:30pm
SMSU 238 Browsing Lounge

The PSU Career Center is pleased to announce that Don Asher will be giving a presentation at PSU about the grad school application process for students. PSU students are invited to attend this presentation as they explore graduate school options. Don is an internationally recognized author and speaker on careers and higher education. Register for the free workshop.

Internship Drop-In Advising
Thursday, Nov. 14 1:00pm - 3:00pm
KMC 605

Get a jump start on your internship search! Come and meet with Marisa Miller, Internships Advisor from the Career Center, and get advice and guidance for your internship search. No appointment is required, just check in at our front desk!

Weekly Activities and Programming

Intercultural Coffee Hour  

Every Wednesday during the term
4:00pm - 5:00pm, SMSU 101

Meet new friends from different cultural backgrounds. Enjoy free coffee, tea, and snacks while hanging out and meeting other students! This event is organized by the Organization of International Students (OIS) and the Intensive English Language Program (IELP). 

International Women’s Community 

Every Tuesday during the term
12:00pm - 1:00, Karl Miller Center 650

The International Student Life Team offers a safe and comfortable student-led environment for women to meet each other and to talk about dating, marriage, work, culture and life in the USA. No topic is off limits, so we encourage all international women to join us for refreshments and fun. Each week we try a new activity such as yoga, relaxation techniques, tea tasting, or field trips to local interest areas. This group is open to non-PSU students, so feel free to bring your friends. 


Organization of International Students

The Organization of International Students provides international, cultural, educational, and social events to enhance the campus experience of PSU students, and to facilitate the community and interaction between the University and the greater Portland international community.