Centers & Programs

The Global Studies Institute provides administrative support to Global Oregon, a university-wide strategic initiative to enhance internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world.

Centers & Programs

Supported by GSI

Center for Applied Second Language Studies

Center for Applied Second Language Studies

CASLS supports foreign language educators on the UO campus, nationally, and internationally so they can best serve their students. CASLS is a National Foreign Language Resource Center and home to the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program.
Center for Asian Pacific Studies

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

CAPS is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world.
APRU Hub

APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub

Established in response to the increasing concerns about the sustainability of cities due to the worldwide trends of rapidly increasing population size and resulting urbanization.
Center for Global Health

Center for Global Health

CGH is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Oregon (UO) that supports a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world’s most challenging health and social problems.
ESMA Argentina

UNESCO Crossings Institute

An internationally-oriented research and outreach center dedicated to engaging in dialogue as a means to achieve transcultural understanding, and fostering opportunities to pave the way for conflict sensitive reporting on an international scale.
Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program

Aims to inspire students to develop the ability to use reason and conflict resolution discourse to help prevent violence and hate in personal, national, and international affairs. The Global Justice Program is sponsored by the Savage Endowment.
Gabon Oregon Center

Gabon-Oregon Center

Develops collaborative research, education, and public outreach partnerships that link scholars, students, and professionals in Gabon and Oregon to address urgent sustainable development challenges and opportunities in Gabon and similar societies.
Boats Senegal

Senegal-Oregon Center

A partnership with Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) and the Government of Senegal to advance a collaborative research center with projects based on joint proposals, research, and publications by academics from both universities.
Oregon Statewide Area Studies Consortia

Oregon Statewide Area Studies Consortia

The Consortia supports collaborative research between UO faculty and graduate students, and their colleagues at other local institutions. The goal is to advance cultural, economic, and political understanding of key world regions, especially South East Asia and Africa.
Translation Studies Center

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

OCTS consists of a diverse group of faculty, graduate students, and active professional community members and emeriti who work across languages and disciplines in the area of Translation Studies.
Islamic Studies Initiative

Islamic Studies Initiative

Focused on expanding academic programming in Islamic Studies and the apposite fields of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on the University of Oregon campus.

U.S. - Vietnam Center

The US-Vietnam Research Center promotes research and education in three broad areas: developments in contemporary Vietnam, the history and future of US-Vietnam relations, and critical issues involving the Vietnamese-American community.

Affiliate Units


Other Programs

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Join us for a virtual seminar on April 20 for the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.

Passport Project

GSI and GEO cover full cost of a US passport for any Pell grant eligible or Pathway Oregon student. Put the passport in the hands of students who never dreamed of international travel, and help them become citizens of the world.

Global Enhancements for Your Class

GSI can facilitate an introduction between UO faculty and an international faculty and/or professional who can speak to students on a wide range of topics at no charge. 

UO Academic Embassies

Permanent offices in key global cities to set up faculty research partnerships, internships for UO students, new study abroad opportunities, and recruitment of top students to UO.

UO Language Council

Coalition of UO language instructors, departments, administrators, and students dedicated to leveraging UO language teaching excellence to enhance the global career readiness of UO graduates.

Translation Studies Working Group

A diverse group of faculty, graduate students, and active professional community members and emeriti who pursue research, teaching, and practice related to multiple and interdisciplinary forms of translation.

UO-MACHS 2+X Program

This program provides opportunities for students from Mohammad Al Mana College of Health Sciences (MACHS) to earn a competitive scholarship to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Oregon.