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 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.
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

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.

Passport Project

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.

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.

UO-MACHS 2+X Program

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.