What is INTO Oregon State University?

INTO OSU continues a long tradition of more than 100 years of service to students from other countries at OSU. Academic preparation, English language training, admissions, recruiting and student services for international students at OSU are provided by a 50/50 partnership entity called INTO Oregon State University.

Founded in 2008, INTO OSU is an initiative to increase the number of and percentage ratio of international students at OSU and to improve the overall level of service that OSU provides for them. OSU leads and maintains full control of all academic and admissions decisions, while INTO contributes to market knowledge, leads student recruitment and contributes to the overall student experience.

Since its inception, the partnership has helped to more than double the OSU international student population, serving the university’s overall internationalization goals.

Read the OSU Guide for International Students


The INTO OSU Mission

We empower our students to succeed in and contribute to a global community

The INTO OSU Vision

An inclusive and vibrant international university environment

The INTO OSU Core Values

A Global Outlook

We respect diverse perspectives and international experience.

Our Students

We value the success and well-being of our students as the foundation of our work.


We build community with compassion, cooperation, collaboration, and trust. We respect each other with open communication and transparency.

Personal Efficacy

We provide leadership and take personal responsibility. We work with enthusiasm, positivity, and passion.

Growth and Development

We grow and adapt to change with creativity, innovation, and flexibility both as individuals and as a group.

INTO OSU Core Values

INTO OSU Organizational Structure

View the latest organizational structure, including all staff and faculty members.

About INTO University Partnerships

Founded in 2005, IUP (as it’s commonly referred to) provides vast market knowledge and student recruitment in addition to contributing to the overall student experience. The worldwide network of INTO representatives taps into key markets, providing students with a personal connection to OSU.

IUP is currently partnered with 20 universities in the UK, US and China. OSU was the first US partnership and is currently the largest of all 20. Other partnerships exist at the University of South Florida, Colorado State University and Marshall University in West Virginia.

The INTO OSU Mission

We empower our students to succeed in and contribute to a global community.

Professionally Accredited Programs

The Academic English and General English programs at INTO Oregon State University are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2013 through August 2018. INTO OSU agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. The CEA is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the US. For further information, contact CEA at www.cea-accredit.org.

In August 2013, the INTO OSU Academic English and General English programs were awarded accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). As the premiere English language accreditation body, the CEA holds programs to the highest standard, taking a holistic approach in their examination. This approach includes academics, student services, recruitment, management and more. INTO OSU received a 5-year accreditation period, the maximum amount that CEA awards.

CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions PDF

Filing a Complaint against a CEA Accredited Program PDF