Support a Multicultural Corvallis!

Did you know that Corvallis is home to roughly 4,000 international students and their families representing over 95 different countries? Engage with the world by volunteering with INTO OSU! 

Volunteer opportunities include: 

Greeting and guiding during International Student Orientation

Attending social events and/or chaperoning an INTO OSU Trip

Being a conversation partner with our Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP)

 

International Student Orientation

OSU welcomes international students every term. Do you remember your first time on campus?

Responsibilities during orientation may include: greeting students, giving directions, delivering a campus tour, attending an ice-breaker event, and more! 

Orientation is one week long in September, December/January, March, and June. 

We're looking for students, staff, and faculty, both US and international, to help welcome new INTO OSU students to Beaver Nation!

Student Volunteer Sign Up

Events, Activities, and Trips with INTO OSU

We are excited to announce the return of in-person events, activities, and trips! To see what is coming up next term, check out our INTO OSU Events website.

If you see something that you'd like to attend or help chaperone, please send an email to [email protected] for more details.

This opportunity is available for both students and community members.

Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP)

The Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP) is an opportunity for domestic OSU students to interact with and support OSU's international student community. 

This is a great way to internationalize your education at OSU and gain cultural diversity experience here on campus. Cultural Ambassador groups aim to explore our campus and participate in meaningful conversations that help international students practice their English skills and feel a greater sense of connection with the OSU and Corvallis community.

  • This program is a 1-term, 6-week commitment for 1 hour a week
  • Structured, flexible, fun
  • Make new, life-long connections with people from around the globe

 

CACP Timeline:

Week 0 - 2: Domestic Conversation Partners complete the CACP Application

  • Application deadline for fall term is Saturday, October 8th. 

Week 3: Receive your match and attend the optional CACP Partner Mixer

  • Check your email on Tuesday, October 11th to receive the contact information of your partner(s).
  • CACP Partner Mixer for spring term is on Friday, October 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 155 of the ILLC.

Week 4 - 9: Meet with your partner for at least one hour per week! 

 

CACP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): 

 

Question: Who can volunteer as a domestic conversation partner?

  • Answer: Current Oregon State University 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: If I am a Corvallis community member without an ONID, can I participate in CACP? 

  • Answer: Due to mask restrictions being lifted, we are only permitting OSU students and staff/faculty to participate in CACP. This is simply in an effort to keep our students safe. 

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

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

CACP Sign Up - Domestic Conversation Partner

Sign-Up here to Volunteer for Fall 2022:

*Applications are due by midnight on Saturday, October 8th