Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Education Abroad


Karl Miller Center, 6th Floor

Director: Jen Hamlow

PSU supports the long-standing value that studying other cultures and places is an essential component of modern education and experience navigating new cultures provides students with marketable career skills. As a result of our commitment to internationalization, the Office of International Affairs sponsors a wide variety of education abroad programs for PSU students year-round, including virtual programming. The University administers some of these programs directly via faculty led programming or direct exchange, while others are conducted in cooperation with educational associations such as University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), IE3 Global, and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

Advisors in Education Abroad provide guidance and assistance for students who seek to enrich their university education through education abroad. PSU offers over 200 programs in more than 80 countries. Because these programs offer residence credit and home campus registration, participating students who are eligible for financial aid at PSU may apply it, in most cases, to these study programs.

PSU Ed Abroad also has a long-standing tradition of working with PSU faculty to develop a variety of short-term overseas experiences for students. The length of these programs ranges from ten days to six weeks, and they are offered throughout the academic year. PSU faculty members have taken students to countries all over the world, including China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, and Vietnam.

Education Abroad opportunities are subject to change throughout the year. For the most current listing of programs available and to learn how to get started, please visit our website at www.pdx.edu/education-abroad/, or come to our offices on the 6th floor of the Karl Miller Center.