INTO OSU’s Special Programs are custom-designed for any size student groups, English teacher groups or individuals who want classes, schedules, extra-curricular activities or services not available in regular INTO OSU programs.

We offer: 

  1. Teacher Training Program
  2. Short Term Recreational Program
  3. College Experience Program

INTO OSU Special Programs can offer

  • Individually tailored programs for groups and individuals at the INTO Oregon State University Center
  • Programs for students, teachers of English and professionals in all fields
  • Students are integrated into...
    • Academic English or SAWE (Study Abroad with English) programs or study in closed group programs
  • Programs may include excursions and activities to deepen the cultural experience
  • Programs may include opportunities to meet Americans as conversation partners and friends
  • May be combined with OSU based summer camp programs for teens
  • Recent groups have ranged in size from 5 to 42 students
  • Program length has ranged from 1 to 20 weeks
  • Housing in OSU dormitories – either with domestic roommates, or “conference-style” with same group roommates 
  • Programs can be designed for ages 16 and above
  • Most programs are carried out on the F1 Student visa, B2 tourist visa, or the J1 Visiting Scholar visa

Upcoming Programs

Robotics Summer Youth Experience

Summer 2021 dates coming soon!

The Robotics SYE is a collaboration between INTO OSU and OSU’s #7 nationally-ranked Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute.  The Robotics SYE combines a hands-on robotics experience with the best of Oregon summer in an all-inclusive U.S. campus environment. 

For summer 2021, there will be three 10-day sessions available to students. Check back soon for dates. Our maximum number of participants is 30 students per session.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Casey ([email protected]).  


Recent Examples of Special Programs

  • For the past 15 years INTO OSU has had a great partnership with Bunkyo University in Japan. Each year they send around 6 students to study at OSU for the Spring term. The students live in OSU dorms with domestic roommates.
  • 15 teachers of English from public schools in Mexico spend one summer month each year with INTO OSU in a teacher training institute designed to the specifications of the Secretariat for Public Education of the Government of Mexico.
  • Kyushu University sent a group of 25 students to study at OSU for a short English+ Science program.

Student Testimonial: Why Did I Choose OSU? 

Danila was one of our Summer Youth Experience participants in 2018 and he returns to OSU this Fall (2019) and enrolled as an undergraduate pathway student studying in Computer Science. We are so excited to welcome him back to the Beaver Nation.

Here is Danila’s story:

"Everyone has a dream. My dream was to go to the USA and study. 2 years ago, it seemed to be impossible, but my experience at INTO OSU has changed everything. Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Summer Youth Experience camp at Oregon State University. That was a great experience! I liked it so much, that I decided to study here. The organization of the summer camp was at the highest level and everyone was so friendly with us. Even after that, we still stayed in touch with some of the staff members. The schedule was great and included a lot of fun events and things to do! If you asked me to tell you about it in three words, I would say, ”It was AMAZING!”. "

~Danila Batov, OSU Computer Science undergrad student 


Read Other Testimonials

Customized Programs: Program Request Form

Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with a customized quote. Please complete the Program Request Form and submit it to [email protected]. You can download the Program Request Form here. 

Or, you can fill out the online Special Programs Request Form and submit it here.  

We will contact you within 48 hours of your request. We look forward to working with you! 


If you would like more information, please contact:

[email protected]
+1 541 737 5678 (Office – leave a message here)
+1 541 737 2464  (Reception)