Our Programs

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Our Programs

The new School of Global Studies and Languages has an integrated curriculum that combines hands-on learning programs and new ways to study and apply languages, while incorporating social science education, cultural competency, and professional training to create a central hub for global careers and language learning at the UO.

East Asian Languages and Literatures Department
We offer instruction in all levels of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language, along with the literatures, cultures, and linguistics of East Asia.

Degrees available:

 
German and Scandinavian Department
This program spans medieval sagas to contemporary literatures, theory, and film, along with integrated German and Scandinavian language study.

Degrees available:

 
Global Studies Department
We offer interdisciplinary courses taught by paired humanities and social science faculty, preparing students for a career in the global sector.

Degrees available:

Internal Professional Concentration options for undergraduate Global Studies majors

Click here for full details on the Internal versus External Professional Concentration options for undergraduate Global Studies majors. 

 
Romance Languages Department
Our students explore the modern and historical languages, literatures, and cultures of the Romance world: French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Degrees available:

 
African Studies Program
We encourage teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora.

Degrees available:

 
Asian Studies Program
This program emphasizes study in Asian language, history, society, art, literature, politics, and economics.

Degrees available:

 
European Studies Program
This program combines the strengths of faculty in the humanities, social sciences, business, law, and sciences to study the current developments in Europe.

Degrees available:

 
Food Studies Program
This program recognizes that an integrated perspective is vital to developing fuller understanding of complex food-related issues.

Degrees available:

 
Global Health Program
This program offers the interdisciplinary study of population and public health in an international perspective.

Degrees available:

 
Latin American Studies Program
We offer a first-rate interdisciplinary training exploring the variety of peoples, cultures, languages, and environments across Latin America.

Degrees available:

 
Middle East and North Africa Studies Program
This program explores the diverse peoples and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, along with the region's historical and current instability and its global consequences.

Degrees available:

 
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program
One of the oldest of its kind on the west coast, our program offers courses in Russian language, literature, and culture, along with history, religion, and politics of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

Degrees available:

 
We support and strengthen language preservation and revitalization efforts. With tribal, academic and community partners, we establish collaborative, on-going projects that meet the specific needs and desires of each language community. We also provide outreach services on issues of language endangerment and advocate for language revitalization.
 
We support teaching and learning in a variety of language and interdisciplinary humanities departments across the university.
 
Hands-On learning
Hands-On Learning refers to learning that takes place when you do something and then reflect on that doing. It emphasizes the knowledge and skills that are gained through “hands on” experiences beyond the traditional classroom format. This might mean anything from active participation in innovative research, volunteering with community organization, career-relevant internships, student clubs that put theory into practice, and many other kinds of activities.
 
Study Abroad Opportunities
 
Internships
 
Other Opportunities
 
Check out the globally focused FIGs offered this year
Path to Global Citizenship theme - “Explore world cultures and expand your boundaries”:
Art of Storytelling theme - “Make sense of the world around us through stories and art”:
Breaking Barriers theme - “Investigate how different perspectives shape communities”:
 
Academic Residential Communities

Living on the UO campus gives you the opportunity to join an academic residential community (ARC). Each ARC is centered around a common theme, and students living in these communities will select roommates from the same community, creating strong bonds with peers who share your interest or identity. The Global Engagement Community is a great option for students interested in both learning and living in a global community.

The Global Engagement community ARC: The Global Engagement community is an active experiential learning environment that provides residents the opportunity to bring together a focus on global issues facing our world with a language study of their choice. Students can apply their learning in real world contexts through study abroad experiences, career connections with an international focus, and connecting with faculty and staff around unique research opportunities in their area of study.

 
Student organizations

Check out student organizations across the UO

 
Past Study Abroad Participants share their experiences

“Through this experience I had discovered people that I loved, a culture that challenged me, and most importantly I felt like I found myself.”
- Mercedes Wright, Intensive Italian in Lecce.

“My speaking-Spanish language consistency definitely improved while studying abroad, however I also learned to be proud of my Spanglish, because at the end of the day it demonstrates the influence both the Mexican and Northwest have had on my life.”
- Jules Martinez-Plancarte, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Exchange.

“My biggest piece of advice for your internship is to be proactive, because the experience is largely what you make of it. The second thing is to find a balance between work and play. While big cities like Shanghai are full of things to do, don’t let that distract you from gaining work experience that could help you land a job back in the U.S. Finally, get to know your coworkers! It may be intimidating to approach them at first, but building these relationships is the key to a successful internship."
- Ava Jamerson.