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International Cultural Service Program

Information | Requesting an ICSP Speaker | Participant Profiles | Applying for the ICSP Scholarship

Information

Brighten up your classroom, organization or office with an international speaker! The students participating in this program are available for no expense to speak on a range of topics. As selected participants in the International Cultural Service Program, they receive tuition scholarships in exchange for providing a minimum of 80 hours per academic year of cultural and educational service to the state of Oregon.

In addition to regular 30-40 minute presentations, these "cultural ambassadors" can address issues of development, contrast traditional and modern lifestyles, translate material, interpret, and coach sports. They can adapt their material to suit specific needs and interests. Students have remarked repeatedly about the value of interacting with Americans on and off campus. They appreciate the opportunity to share information about their countries and look forward to meeting Oregonians on a more personal basis.

The different cultural activities and services that this vibrant group of selected students can offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Speaking/performing at cultural activities and celebrations
  • Presentations on homeland related issues
  • Assisting in a classroom
  • Foreign language tutoring or teaching
  • cooking lessons of cultural dishes

Countries represented for the 2013-2014 academic year include:

China, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Nepal, Tanzania, Japan

The profiles of the current students participating in the ICSP is currently being updated.

Click here to download the 2013-2014 ICSP Brochure.

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Requesting an ICSP Speaker

To request an ICSP Speaker, simply download the Request Form, fill it in, save it to your computer and send it as an email attachment to global@wou.edu. Alternatively, you may print it and mail it to:

International Education & Development
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

We will post your request where the students are required to check once a week. The students will then contact you directly to make arrangements.

Please, note that in addition to having different class schedules, international students, in most cases, will not be available during the final examination week and holidays listed on the Academic Calendar.

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Applying for the ICSP Scholarship

Current or perspective international students may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP). The scholarship award is based on the student's academic merit, financial need, and her/his ability to perform cultural service. The program allows international students to pay "reduced tuition". This is a savings of approximately $9,000 for undergraduate and graduate students each academic year. In return, students who receive this award must provide 80 hours of educational or community service to the State of Oregon during the academic year.

To apply to become an ICSP participant, please download the ICSP application (PDF File), print it, fill it out and mail it to:

International Education & Development
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

You may also pick up a printed copy of the ICSP application from the Office of International Education and Development at Maaske Hall.

Application Deadline: March 1st

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Contact

International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu

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