Virtual Oregon Experience Program

Register for the Program

No passport. No jet lag. Just a rich intercultural experience.

Our program provides an economical, flexible way to boost your English language and intercultural communication skills when traditional study abroad travel is not possible.

The Virtual Oregon Experience Program is a two-week interactive course delivered with a personal touch. You will meet with a live instructor and other English speakers for one hour twice each week while completing modules about teaching and learning intercultural communication through goal setting or global sustainability. The modules will take approximately 2-3 hours each day to complete.

Flexibility

  • Choose your course: teaching and learning intercultural communication through goal setting or global sustainability
  • Choose your start date: start dates are available the first and third weeks of the month through June 2021
  • Choose the timing of your twice a week live video meeting
  • Choose your course credit option

Economical

  • Two-credit experience for $500 USD or
  • Non-credited experience for $300 USD

How to Enroll

  1. Read the course descriptions below and choose your course credit option.
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Click the link at the end of the registration form to submit your payment.
  4. You’ll receive an email one week before your selected start date with access instructions.

Course Options

Teaching and Learning Intercultural Communication through Goal Setting

Duration
2 weeks

Dates
Course begins every first and third weeks in August 2020 – June 2021

Cost
$500 USD for two-credit option
$300 USD for un-credited option

Course description
In this course, you’ll learn how to use goal setting and reflection to improve intercultural communication, both as a learner and future teacher. First, you will learn skills to improve intercultural communication when speaking English. You will then explore ways goal setting, reflection, and portfolio use can improve both your own language learning and your growth as a future teacher.

Course structure
You’ll meet with a live instructor and other English speakers two times per week for one hour each time. The first meeting will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays – you choose which day works best for you – and the second meeting will take place on Thursday or Friday – again, you choose which day works best for you.

For the remainder of the course, you’ll work through a total of four modules, two each week. The modules will be accessible through a learning management system called Canvas and will take you about 2-4 hours each day to complete. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to connect with instructors, experts in the field, English speakers, and other international peers.

Global Sustainability

Duration
2 weeks

Dates
Course begins every first and third weeks in August 2020 – June 2021

Cost
$500 USD for two-credit option
$300 USD for un-credited option

Course description
In this course, you will be introduced to the seventeen sustainability initiatives from the United Nations. You will learn about sustainability practices in international business, in American educational systems, and in local communities. During the class, you will participate in a virtual campus tour of the University of Oregon focused on sustainability. Guest lectures from experts in the field, lectures from core instructors, and class discussions will also be included. Students will select an issue related to sustainability that interests them, research the issue, and give a virtual presentation on their discoveries.

Course structure
You’ll meet with a live instructor and other English speakers two times per week for one hour each time. The first meeting will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays – you choose which day works best for you – and the second meeting will take place on Thursday or Friday – again, you choose which day works best for you.

For the remainder of the course, you’ll work through a total of four modules, two each week. The modules will be accessible through a learning management system called Canvas and will take you about 2-4 hours each day to complete. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to connect with instructors, experts in the field, English speakers, and other international peers.

Refund Policy

  • 75% of program fee will be refunded if cancelled five weeks or more before your selected start date
  • 50% of program fee will be refunded if cancelled three or four weeks before your selected start date
  • 25% of program fee will be refunded if cancelled two weeks before your selected start date