Director: Sally S. Mudiamu
Karl Miller Center, 630E
Office of International Affairs is launching the Portland Center starting Fall Term 2018, which will run programming and support for visiting, non-degree seeking international students at PSU. The Portland Center will collaborate closely with the Intensive English Language Institute to offer language and academic support to students from partner institutions wishing to take regular PSU undergraduate classes as part of their home baccalaureate degree. The program will accept students four times per year on a rolling admissions basis and assist students with housing, registration and student support. The Waseda Transnational Program, which has been running for nearly two decades at PSU, will be folded into the Portland Center from September 2018. Sally Mudiamu will serve as Director, and the Portland Center will be housed in the Office of International Partnerships. Office of International Affairs is excited about offering this opportunity to institutional partners and their students. It will offer PSU an opportunity to more intentionally meet the needs of short-term visiting international students while simultaneously offering an opportunity to advance the internationalization of the PSU undergraduate curriculum by working collaboratively across units and schools to offer programming that showcases Portland.