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Percentage of international students at UO drops for second year in a row

The number of international students enrolled at the University of Oregon decreased for the second year in a row, despite the increased outreach and retention efforts of the university. In 2015, the international student enrollment sat at 13.6 percent in 2015, but it’s dropped to 11.8 percent in 2017, according …

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Arts & CultureCover Story

Conversations across cultures: Tutoring program sparks friendships between domestic and international students at UO

Aziz Binhazzaa was anxious about his recent arrival to the United States; his only exposure to the English language was through movies and pop culture. So when he came to study abroad in Eugene, he looked for help. Aziz signed up for the American English Institute’s Tutoring and Conversation Partner …

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Opinion

Gaffney: Do not judge people by their accent

I’m English. I was born and raised in a suburb of London for a good half of my life and spent the other half living in California. Unfortunately for me, despite the fact that I ideologically associate more with my American “side,” I have carried forth with me a strong British accent. …

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Q&A: Abe Schafermeyer on the problems international students face and the programs availiable to help

Daily Emerald reporter Ally Taylor sits down with Abe Schafermeyer, The Director of International Students and Scholars, to talk about the problems international students face and the programs dedicated to integrating them into the community. Schafermeyer was born in New Hamshire and received his M. Ed in student affairs from …

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News

Perception of Chinese students as wealthy overlooks majority

When Chinese student Steve Xu came to the University of Oregon, he felt proud of his Chinese culture. “My mom sent me here to get a better education,” Xu said. But this academic sentiment may get overshadowed by other perceptions of UO’s Chinese student demographic; namely, the idea that they …

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ASUONews

ASUO International Student Advocate leads search for his own replacement

For the almost 3,000 international students at the University of Oregon representation can be hard to centralize. That’s where Kevin Ma comes in. Ma has been the ASUO International Student Advocate since June 2013. A search is currently underway to find Ma’s replacement when he graduates at the end of …

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International students struggle with need-based finances at the UO

Win Min was offered a scholarship to study as an international student at the University of Oregon in 2008. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that Min could accept his tuition-paying International Cultural Service Program Scholarship and enroll. As the child of humble vegetable farmers working as a community English teacher …

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News

Visa deadlines approach for University’s international students

The U.S. Department of State requests that students apply for visas prior to 120 days from the beginning of the students’ respective registration dates. For many international students who want to attend the University, this places a deadline on the first week in May.

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News

Record-breaking diversity a result of international students

The University welcomed its most diverse freshman class this fall. But what seems to be driving diversity at the University is not an increase in traditional minority students from the United States, but rather an increase in international students.

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Archives

Out-of-state and international students flood the University

The University is heading in the right direction. Between academics, athletics and facilities, the administration appears committed to taking the University to the next level. However, there is one common denominator going into every aspect of improvement to the school: money. Unfortunately for the University, there isn’t a lot of …

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