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 StudiesCASLS 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 and Pacific StudiesCAPS 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 Sustainable Cities & Landscapes HubEstablished 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 HealthCGH 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.
UNESCO Crossings InstituteAn 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 ProgramAims 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.
Oregon Center for Translation StudiesOCTS 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 InitiativeFocused 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 CenterThe 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.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
GSI supports a strategic institutional partnership between the UO and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Our joint programs include a GlobalWorks International Research Internship as part of the KAUST Visiting Student Research Program, support of a year-long KAUST faculty mentorship program developed in partnership with our Global STEM Education Program, and faculty research seminar exchanges.
GSI and GEO cover the full cost of a US passport for any Pell grant eligible or Pathway Oregon student. Our goal is to put passports 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.
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.
The UO-MACHS 2+X Global Health Program is part of a long-term partnership involving curriculum reform in English and science courses and faculty professional development, including participation in a Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching. Students who begin their first two years at MACHS will be competitive for the 2+X Global Health Program scholarship funded by Dr. Aisha AlMana.