Enhance Your University Experience!

Getting involved on campus is one of the best ways to truly experience going to university in the United States. 

INTO OSU Conversant Program

Do you want to practice your English and meet new people?

Join our Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP)! If you are in the U.S. or in your home country, CACP is a great way to meet other OSU students and Corvallis community members.

What can you expect?

  • We will introduce you to an English-speaking OSU student or Corvallis community member. 
  • You will meet with your partner(s) for one hour every wek until Week 9 of the term.
  • You will practice your English, meet new people, learn more about culture in the U.S., and have a new experience!

When can I sign up for CACP?

  • Sign-Ups for the term are open NOW!

How can you sign up to participate in CACP?

  • Complete the Google Form on this website. 

When do I receive the contact information for my CACP partner(s)?

  • For Fall 2022, please check your OSU email (ONID) on Tuesday, October 11th.  
 
CACP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): 

Question: Who can participate in CACP?

  • Answer: Oregon State University international students.

Question: Can I volunteer as a conversation partner if I am an international student? 

  • Answer: We evaluate this situation on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language, but you believe that your English level is fluent and your accent is clear enough to be an example for English-learning students, please contact the Student Engagement Coordinator to discuss options ([email protected]).

Question: What if my partner doesn't respond to my emails or messages? 

  • Answer: Please contact [email protected] so that she can reach out to the student directly. 

Conversant Program - Student Sign-Up

Sign-Ups are closed for Fall Term. 

Winter term sign ups will be available in January. 

Join a Club! 

There are over 400 clubs and organizations at OSU, take a look at our database to see what clubs interest you! 

You can find clubs about almost anything: your culture, your major, your religion, your gender identity, your hobbies, your favorite sport, and so much more! 

Find a Club

More Involvement Options

Student clubs offer a wide variety of ways to get involved on campus, but they are not the only resource for finding community and getting involved! Here are some other involvement options:

Trips & Adventures

INTO OSU is very excited to announce the return of trips and adventures! 

Fall Term 2022 Trips

Week 1: TRIP TO THE OREGON COAST

Saturday, October 1st from 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Details: The Oregon Coast is famous for its beautiful views and its amazing summer vibes! We will have the chance to visit two coastal towns. Newport has delicious seafood and lots of cute shopping. Nye Beach has beautiful views and access to the Pacific Ocean. Come and enjoy the views, the food, the shopping, and more. $15 includes roundtrip transportation. 
  • Where to Meet: Outside the ILLC in the green space on the corner of Western Blvd and 16th St
  • Sign up here

Week 3: HIKE TO MCDOWELL CREEK FALLS & FOOD TRUCK DINNER

Saturday, October 15th from 11:00am-7:00pm

  • Details: Come enjoy a hike with INTO OSU! McDowell Creek Falls is just an hour away and a relaxed hike with beautiful waterfalls. We will stop at The Barn in Albany, which is a collection of food trucks. You will be able to eat dinner here before returning to the ILLC. $15 includes roundtrip transportation. 
  • Where to Meet: Outside the ILLC in the green space on the corner of Western Blvd and 16th St
  • Sign up here

WEEK 6: SHOPPING TRIP TO THE WOODBURN OUTLET MALL

Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Details: Come enjoy discounted prices and no sales tax at the Woodburn Outlet Mall! There are lots of different types of shops here and also good food options. $15 includes roundtrip transportation.  
  • Where to Meet: Outside the ILLC in the green space on the corner of Western Blvd and 16th St
  • Sign up here

Trip FAQs

Question: How do I see more information about the trip? 

  • Please visit our INTO OSU Events website to see details about the trip, including when to meet, where to meet, what to bring, and what the cost of the trip is. 

 

Question: How do I sign up for a trip? 

  • You must sign up for the trip before you attend. You can find the sign up form for each trip on the INTO OSU Events website
  • Important: you are not confirmed on the trip until you pay for the trip! 

 

Question: How do I pay for a trip? 

  • After you sign up for the trip you will receive an email from the Student Engagement Coordinator with the link to pay. 

 

Question: What does my trip fee cover?

  • Typically, the trip fee covers roundtrip transportation, the event entrance fee or the activity fee, and the staff members that accompany students.

 

Question: Where is the meeting location for trips?

  • Students will be picked up and dropped off at the ILLC, unless otherwised specified in the trip details. Typically we meet outside the ILLC across from Arnold Dining center.  

 

Question: If I decide not to come after signing up, can I get a refund?

  • Unfortunately, INTO OSU has a no-refund policy. 

 

Question: Can my friends come with me on a trip? 

  • Yes! All Oregon State University students are welcome to sign up for our trips and activities; it's not limited to only INTO OSU students. 
  • If your friends want to come, they need to sign up on the INTO OSU Events website and also pay. 

 

Question: What should I bring with me on a trip?

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