Oregon Experience Program (OEP)
U.S. Study Abroad Program
- Level: University
- Language: International learners of English
- Cost: Varies by program year and duration
The Oregon Experience Program (OEP) is a U.S. study abroad program that offers meaningful language learning experiences for students studying English. Students explore American university life, learn about topics related to health and sustainability, and connect with the culture and people of Oregon. All while deepening their English language skills. OEP offers two-, three-, and four-week options during spring break or summer term.
As part of the U.S. study abroad program, OEP students:
- Develop intercultural connections
OEP begins with an orientation to learn about the University of Oregon and life in the United States. Students explore the beauty of Oregon’s natural environment, vibrant culture, and welcoming residents through group excursions. They also experience American family culture through home stay accommodations.
- Explore global issues
Students explore global issues related to sustainability and health. OEP addresses global issues from a variety of perspectives and allows students to explore local resources. Students work in the classroom with dedicated faculty and explore the community to find potential solutions for the issues raised in class.
- Receive hands-on experience
Students in our U.S. study abroad program become part of the local community by completing a service learning activity as a volunteer for nonprofits. In this capacity, they become familiar with a variety of local subcultures, and our OEP faculty guide students through reflection.