The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project

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The Lives of International Students. March 3 - 6, 2015

The Lives of International Students

Three life history interviews conducted by Chris Petersen.

March 3 - 6, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

In 2015, Oregon State University served as a home away from home for over 4,000 international students hailing from 107 different countries. Over the course of three interviews conducted in March 2015, the experiences and perspectives of four current OSU international students were recorded, with particular emphasis paid to changing perspectives on U.S. culture, contrasting systems of education around the world, and the major social and cultural adjustments required of international students studying at Oregon State. The international students who shared their stories are Jenny Urbina, a Ph.D. candidate from Colombia; Kong Zheng Yeang, an undergraduate from Malaysia; Andrea Jara, also a Ph.D. student from Colombia; and Chidi Okonkwo, a master's candidate from Nigeria.