International Students and Scholars
328 O'Dowd Hall
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351
isso@oakland.edu
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Get Involved

Looking to get more involved at OU or in the local community? Check out these opportunities to get more engaged on campus and help the surrounding community. Volunteering is a great way to give back while engaging others and building your resume. You can also check out our Facebook page which is updated with events going on in the area.

CAIR (Creating American International Relationships) Program

The CAIR Program offers to Oakland University international students hospitality and resources for their integration with American culture toward a broad and enriching experience during their stay in the United States.

The CAIR Program will:
  • Introduce students to American family life and culture
  • Help students move into their new “homes” (dorms or apartments)
  • Introduce students to Oakland University and the surrounding community
Interested students:
Interested American Partners:

If you have any additional questions or would like more information contact our CAIR program coordinator Maxime Colen at mcolen@oakland.edu or 248-370-3358.
To learn what CAIR program is all about please watch our short introduction video.

International Allies Organization (IAO)

International Allies Organization is a multicultural group that promotes understanding and friendship between students from different countries around the world. We pair students from the U.S. with International students at Oakland University to create a friendship where both students can practice languages, share their cultures, and learn about a new culture.  IAO hosts an event once a month and meetings every other week.  There will be free food, games, and fun at all events and they are free and open to all students. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

ISSO Orientation Assistant

All current international students are encouraged to apply.  Orientation assistants help OU staff in all aspects of international orientation.  They help to welcome our newly arrived international students at the beginning of each semester.

*Orientations Assistants are volunteers and are not paid* 

Among the things you could do:

  •        Help with immigration check-in
  •        Staff informational tables
  •        Help with orientation set-up and take down
  •        Volunteer for one orientation social activity

Requirements: 

  • Orientation assistant must be in good academic standing
  • All orientation assistants must attend the pre-orientation training meeting (if you are a returning Orientation Assistant you do not need to attend mandatory training)

Winter 2018 Mandatory Orientation Training

Wednesday December 13, 2018 at 12:00-12:30pm

Winter 2018 Orientation 

Tuesday January 2, 2018

APPLY

ISSO Event Volunteer

All current international students are encouraged to apply.  Event volunteers help OU staff in all aspects of international events.  They help to set up for an event, during the event with check in, raffles, picture taking and with clean up.

*Event Volunteers* are volunteers and are not paid* 

Requirements: 

  • Event volunteer must be in good academic standing
  • All event volunteers must participate in at least one event per semester

APPLY