Global Scholars Hall
The UO's hub for global learning and engagement


At the School of Global Studies and Languages (GSL), UO students engage with diverse cultures, languages, histories, and lifeways across the world. GSL prepares our graduates for life after college with an interdisciplinary curriculum, innovative language teaching, abundant learning opportunities outside the classroom, and paths of study that lead to many options for real-world careers.

languages offered in person
core faculty members
Languages ranked in the top ten for degrees awarded
Majors, Minors, Masters, and PHD programs
U.S. Student Fulbright Grantees in Past 10 years
Professional concentrations offered by the department of Global Studies

The school will bring together roughly 100 core faculty members across four language and literature departments, five area studies programs, the Yamada Language Center, and the Department of Global Studies

The University of Oregon ranks in the Top 20 Peace Corps volunteer-producing institutions, with more than 1,000 graduates serving since 1961.

Ranked number 17 for number of graduates going into the Peace Corps.

In 2019, 44 UO graduates joined the Peace Corps.

The UO is one of the top universities in the nation to study languages!

We rank #9 in Romance Languages, #6 in Spanish, #5 in East Asian Languages, #4 in Chinese, #4 in Japanese, and #6 in all Foreign Languages for annual degrees awarded.

(Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019.)

Student in Salzburg, Austria

UO Gilman Scholars: Excellence in international scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship is one of the most competitive national scholarships, funding international internships and study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. The UO recently ranked second in the nation for Gilman scholars, with 30 recipients being named in 2021.

Study Abroad


There is no better way to become an expert in your chosen language or region than to live, study, and intern abroad. GEO has 300+ programs in nearly every region of the world to choose from! 

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“Nothing I do is the single truth. If anything, I think my study abroad experiences have pushed me to remember that and to be really fluid in the way I understand the world and talk about it.” - Rachel Benner, UK 

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Academics, Advising, and Careers

Get the guidance you need as you navigate your degree at the UO. Ensure you’re on track to meet your graduation goals, and get advice on ways to advance your career after graduation. Tykeson Hall is your hub for academic advising. Stop in today!”

Plan your educational path, connect with advisers, and explore career options.

Featured Alumni

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The Global Studies MA program directly related to my current position. It taught me to think differently from my peers. When you’re making policy recommendations or implementing a program that by definition pushes policy, you need to think about it in many different ways, and you’ve got to check your own baggage in a way that lets you see what could work best. UO prepared me to do that.”

—Mark Carrato, M.A. '03
Global Studies.
Foreign Service Officer and Coordinator for Power Africa.

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“Everything I did at the UO prepared me for what I’m doing now. The flagship program is the reason I met the two co-founders of The China Guys,” Jamerson said. “It also provided me with the opportunity to apply for and receive the Boren scholarship, which is a large part of why I have a job in the government now. If it wasn’t for the flagship program, I don’t think I would be where I am today, and then the skills I learned at the business school just really brought everything together.”

—Ava Jamerson, '18
Business and Chinese.
International Trade Specialist for the Department of Commerce and Director of Operations at The China Guys.