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English for Your World

Improve your English at the University of Oregon

American English Institute

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and within a short drive of the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountains, and other beautiful natural areas, the University of Oregon is the perfect destination for people who love the outdoors. It is known across the United States for its green spaces, fresh air, good public transportation, and great places to run and bike. The people of Eugene embrace diverse beliefs and abilities, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment where students feel they belong.

Activities

Latinx & Undocumented Student Connections
Dec1
Latinx & Undocumented Student ConnectionsDec 1
1:00 p.m.
International Student Discussion Space
Dec1
International Student Discussion SpaceDec 1
4:00 p.m.
Winter Term Virtual Town Hall
Dec7
Winter Term Virtual Town HallDec 7
12:30 p.m.
Queer & Christian
Nov27
Queer & ChristianNov 27
7:00 p.m.
Exhibit by Kezia Setyawan — Dimana? Disini. ​Where are we? We are here.
Nov30
Exhibit by Kezia Setyawan — Dimana? Disini....Nov 30
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Exhibit by Lúkwaiya Lira: Ichnaatash wa
Nov30
Exhibit by Lúkwaiya Lira: Ichnaatash waNov 30
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Free Ski/Board Waxing at the OP Rental Barn
Nov30
Free Ski/Board Waxing at the OP Rental BarnNov 30
12:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Rental Barn
Let's TeleTalk: LGBTQIA+ Support
Nov30
Let's TeleTalk: LGBTQIA+ SupportNov 30
1:00 p.m.
PANSY LGBTQIA+ Social Support Group
Nov30
PANSY LGBTQIA+ Social Support GroupNov 30
5:00 p.m.
Movement and Meditation
Dec1
Movement and MeditationDec 1
12:00 p.m.
Substance Use and Recovery
Dec1
Substance Use and RecoveryDec 1
2:00 p.m.
Produce Drops
Dec1
Produce DropsDec 1
3:00 p.m.
EMU Amphitheater
Study Abroad in 2021: Q&A with UO Study Abroad Office
Dec1
Study Abroad in 2021: Q&A with UO Study Abroad...Dec 1
4:00 p.m.
Virtual Connection Space with Dr. Jingqing Liu, UO Counseling Center
Dec1
Virtual Connection Space with Dr. Jingqing Liu,...Dec 1
4:00 p.m.
African and African American Relations, c. 1960 to Recent Times: Transformations in Global Blackness
Dec1
African and African American Relations, c. 1960...Dec 1
5:30 p.m.
International Womxn's Support Group
Dec2
International Womxn's Support GroupDec 2
1:00 p.m.
Self-Care During COVID
Dec2
Self-Care During COVIDDec 2
1:00 p.m.
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop
Dec2
Stress and Anxiety Management WorkshopDec 2
2:00 p.m.
Connect the Ducks: Trivia Nights
Dec2
Connect the Ducks: Trivia NightsDec 2
6:00 p.m.
KWVA Music: Radio Glitterpie w/ DJ Mary
Dec3
KWVA Music: Radio Glitterpie w/ DJ MaryDec 3
10:00 a.m.
online
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)
Dec3
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)Dec 3
11:00 a.m.
Gratitude and Positivity
Dec3
Gratitude and Positivity Dec 3
2:00 p.m.
Hui Pacifica Discussion Space
Dec3
Hui Pacifica Discussion SpaceDec 3
2:00 p.m.
Let's (Tele) Talk
Dec3
Let's (Tele) TalkDec 3
3:00 p.m.
Climate Council
Dec3
Climate CouncilDec 3
4:00 p.m.
Let's (Tele) Talk
Dec3
Let's (Tele) TalkDec 3
5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Rudra Meditation
Dec3
Introduction to Rudra MeditationDec 3
7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Dec4
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of ArtDec 4
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Let's (Tele) Talk
Dec4
Let's (Tele) TalkDec 4
10:00 a.m.
Climate Justice Lecture: “The Geography of Injustice and the Ecology of Reparations”
Dec8
Climate Justice Lecture: “The Geography of...Dec 8
5:00 p.m.

Nov 27
Queer & Christian7:00 p.m.

Queer & Christian (Q&C) is a community of LGBTQIA+ people seeking Jesus together. We support one another, hold space for healing, study scripture, protest anti-queer...
November 17 2020–January 21 2021

Queer & Christian (Q&C) is a community of LGBTQIA+ people seeking Jesus together. We support one another, hold space for healing, study scripture, protest anti-queer theology, and discover the Jesus who cares deeply about marginalized people—the Jesus who cares about us. For more information, contact Emily at 503-267-4252!

Nov 30
Exhibit by Kezia Setyawan — Dimana? Disini. ​Where are we? We are here.8:00 a.m.

Kezia Setyawan is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. Her work centers community members on the margins and aims to provide them with...
November 16–December 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

Kezia Setyawan is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. Her work centers community members on the margins and aims to provide them with sustainable platforms. Through portraiture, she spotlights the conversation surrounding the subject’s perspective and their environment.

The exhibit, Dimana? Disini, translates to Where are we? We are here. This gallery is dedicated to my uncle, Hans Widjaja. Through portraits of family and friends, it will demonstrate the breadth of experiences and perspectives Chinese Indonesians have in regards to understanding one’s identity.

Nov 30
Exhibit by Lúkwaiya Lira: Ichnaatash wa8:00 a.m.

Artist Biography: Ay xɨtway, Ink Nash waníksha Lúkwaiya ku shuyapuɨmtki Mitchell Lira. Tiinmamí tiichám. Wash nash mɨłɨłá. Wash nash...
November 19–December 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Artist Biography:

Ay xɨtway,
Ink Nash waníksha Lúkwaiya ku shuyapuɨmtki Mitchell Lira. Tiinmamí tiichám. Wash nash mɨłɨłá. Wash nash skuliła íchna x̱wíimitx̱aw skuulitpamápa úlikanpa ku pikchaashiłá.

Hello Friends,
My Indigenous name is Lúkwaiya and that is how I preferred to be addressed. Until you learn the pronunciation of that, my English given name is Mitchell Lira. I am a Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and a Student at the University of Oregon. lastly, I am a photographer and this land is Indigenous land, remember that.

Artist Statement: 

Being an indigenous person means seeing media that is supposed to tell my story but rarely, if ever represented me or my community. That’s what has driven my desire to tell stories about Indigenous communities from an Indigenous perspective. There is a lack of Indigenous storytellers, that’s not because we are not here and interested, it is about who is controlling the narrative. The journalism industry has been exploitive, disrespectful, dishonest, and uninformed when trying to tell the stories of Indigenous peoples. Journalists have often sought to exploit or sensationalize our community’s stories rather than reveal the intense and vast beauty that lies within. I want to tell stories that humanize people and their existence, stories that tell the whole, rich picture of the lives lived in community. This series of photos come from my time in the Middle East and at the Warm Springs Early Childhood Education Center’s graduation; these photos are examples of the ways I want to tell people’s stories. We are here - Ichnaatash wa.

Nov 30
Free Ski/Board Waxing at the OP Rental Barnnoon

Winter is coming…time to get your skis and snowboards waxed! FREE! Drop your gear off at the Outdoor Program Rental Barn during opened hours, and pick it up the next...
November 2–December 15
Outdoor Program Rental Barn

Winter is coming…time to get your skis and snowboards waxed! FREE!

Drop your gear off at the Outdoor Program Rental Barn during opened hours, and pick it up the next day.

Hours: 12-5:00 M,T,TH,F closed W.

Location: 1225 E 18th, the corner of 18th and University-next to the softball field.

Nov 30
Let's TeleTalk: LGBTQIA+ Support1:00 p.m.

Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a...
October 19–December 14

Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist

Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a specialty in gender support services for trans and gender expansive students.
Click here for Waiting Room
 
What is Let’s (Tele)Talk?
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to free, informal confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services counselor.
 
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?


No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation


 
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do


 
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?
While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.