Oregon State University Welcomes Our International Colleagues

Oregon State University colleges and departments sponsor the immigration status of international faculty, professionals, and exchange visitors as they teach, research, collaborate, and engage in internships and training.

The International Employee and Exchange Visitor (IEEV) team within the Office of International Services is the central campus resource for advising departments and international colleagues on immigration sponsorship options, the sponsorship process, issuing immigration documents and advising on immigration regulations and compliance. 

Why Oregon State University?

Oregon State University is a comprehensive, internationally recognized public research university. OSU serves as the state of Oregon’s land, sea, space, and sun grant university and is one of only two in the nation with all designations. Its programs are located in every county in Oregon, and its faculty are dedicated to providing solutions for the state and world’s greatest challenges. OSU considers the entire state of Oregon as its campus and works in partnership with many school districts, all of Oregon’s 17 community colleges and numerous public and private universities and colleges to provide access to high-quality education. Meanwhile, strong collaborations with industry — as well as state and federal agencies — help contribute to the success of the university’s research enterprise.

Prospective International Employees and Visitors

At OSU hosting departments can choose to offer immigration sponsorship for an OSU position, collaboration, or training opportunity. Individuals interested in having OSU sponsor immigration status for their stay should start by contacting their hosting department. 

Current International Employees and Exchange Visitors

Information and resources for OSU employees, collaborators, interns, and trainees whose host departments have sponsored immigration status.