What’s Coming Up? Dates, deadlines and more!
Portland Trip Saturday, Oct. 6 Sign-up open until Friday, Oct . 5th • $25 th
Rock Climbing Clinic Sunday, Oct. 7 Sign-up open until Thursday, Oct. 4th • FREE! th
Coast Trip Saturday, Oct. 13th Sign-up open Monday, Oct. 8th - Thursday, Oct. 11th • $25 Tailgate Party Saturday, Oct. 20th No need to sign up! • $7 advance, $10 at door International Fair Sign-up Tuesday, Nov. 6th Sign-up from Monday, Oct. 15th - Friday, Nov. 2nd • More info coming soon! Conversation Opportunities for Students The INTO OSU Conversant Program stands out as a great way for students to practice English and meet American friends. One hour per week for the duration of the term, the program has been a huge success and is very popular among students. Benjamin Kibler, the INTO OSU Student Engagement Coordinator, is bumping up the program now. Focusing more on cultural awareness, sharing their culture with their partners, and visiting key locations on campus, the students will get a more rounded experience. Mental health resources, cultural center locations, and campus resources get lots of focus, creating a structured way for students to explore campus. Sign-up for the program is open during the first week of each term.
New Additions to the INTO OSU staff!
Tursynay Issabekova Student Advisor About Tursynay: Tursynay graduated from Kazakh State University of World Languages and International Relations with her undergraduate degree in English Linguistics. She worked as an ESL Instructor for over 3 years in Kazakhstan at various universities. She moved to the US in 2007 and worked as an ESL Instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. She also wanted to live the international student experience herself and graduated with her second undergraduate degree in International Business. She enjoyed working as an ESL Instructor and living the international student experience. Most recently she worked in the Office of the Registrar at University of Oregon where she worked closely with faculty, staff, domestic and international students. She is excited to be a part of the INTO OSU team and be there for international students for their successful experience. Her role at INTO OSU: Tursynay will be assisting all units with student advising, but will not be doing any academic advising. We hope that her position will lessen the number of people within the Center that a single student needs to see to resolve a complicated issue. As this is a new role, we will be working with her and others to develop the best way for her to address student and INTO OSU Center needs. Tursynay’s office is in ILLC 181; stop by and say hello!
Conversation Club: Another great opportunity for students to practice their English, these conversation clubs do not require sign-up! Students can show up to any of the three times and jump right in. Karen’s Conversation Club: Every Tuesday from 6:15-7:15pm in ILLC 244 Daniel’s Conversation Club: Every Wednesday from 4-5pm in ILLC 345 Nick’s Conversation Club: Every Friday from 12-1pm in ILLC 455