Formed in 2000, OCIAS (the Oregon Consortium for International and Area Studies at the University of Oregon) houses the administrative offices and coordinating council for the University of Oregon’s multidisciplinary and international programs. These programs are: African Studies Program, Asian Studies Program, European Studies Program, Department of International Studies, Latin American Studies Program, Middle East and North Africa Studies Program, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program. These programs provide curriculum leading to bachelor of arts, minors, certificates, and/or masters of arts degrees. Approximately 60 courses are taught each year through these programs by OCIAS, and other UO faculty, instructors from off-campus, and visiting professors.
The OCIAS office staff serves the administrative needs of the approximately 500 undergraduate students, 40 graduate students and the faculty of these seven programs. Approximately one-quarter of these students are international students. The OCIAS coordinating council is comprised of the Director of OCIAS, who is also a program Director, and the Directors of the six other programs. Together they oversee the general budget and operations of OCIAS’ administrative functions.
The OCIAS office is located in 175 PLC and is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm.