Experiential & Service Learning
Intercultural Student Services is committed to bridging the gap between internationalization and multicultural education by engaging in high impact experiential learning that explores local and global social justice issues. ISS, in conjunction with academic partners provides students an opportunity to participate in the following ISS Global diversity initiative programs:
Transatlantic Students Symposia
The Transatlantic Students Symposia are a series of short-term academic exchanges that provide a student-based and largely student-run space for the discussion of topics of contemporary relevance in an interdisciplinary, experiential and transatlantic setting. Students of the humanities, including Political Science, Cultural and Literary Studies, History, Education, and others, are working together in order to approach political and historical topics with a strong relation to present-day cultural and public policy issues. They are furthermore provided with an outlook into professional and practical applications of their academic training.
The symposia are organized in a cooperation between the following partners:
- At OSU: Master of Public Policy Program and Intercultural Students Services
- At Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany: American Studies Program
- At Warsaw University, Poland: American Studies Center
Web Site: Transatlantic Students Symposia
Women as Global leaders (WAGL)
The Women as Global Leaders Conference aims to inspire and connect the emerging generation of women leaders around from around the world with a particular focusing on educating female students about leadership and for leadership. Sessions and workshops will focus on the primary conference theme as well as leadership education; the development of concrete leadership skills; and the empowerment of women as responsible and sustainable stewards of their communities, their countries and the world. We invite students and educators to present sessions on their research, experiences, and thoughts on developing sustainably focused leaders and empowering women cross-culturally. All sessions will be held in English.
Web Site: Women as Global Leaders Conference
International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer School
As part of the partnership between Intercultural Student Services and the Master of Public Policy program at Oregon State University, the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) program brings together an international, multi-disciplinary group of faculty, students and professionals to study together the many facets of rural policy, from policy formulation to policy impacts.
The Master of Public Policy Program program at Oregon State University is a strong ally and advocate for diverse students and offers the opportunity for students to participate in a wide range of disciplinary inquiry on policy that affects diverse communities.
Web Site: ICRPS