Coffee Hour Presentation

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Coffee Hour is one of the most valuable student programs at the University of Oregon. It is also one of the least well known. This presentation was created to raise awareness for coffee hour.

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  • Coffee Hour Presentation

    1. The Student Population at the University of Oregon: 20,000
    2. The International Student Population at the University of Oregon: 1,200
    3. In a classroom full of 20 students
    4. In a classroom full of 20 students One of those students is probably international.
    5. If you take 16 credit hours at the University of Oregon for 4 years…
    6. … with only 20 students in each class…
    7. You will sit in the same classroom as an international student 48 times
    8. But how many do you know?
    9. Quick! Name an international student from Asia, Europe, and South America
    10. Were you able to name three?
    11. Were you able to name one?
    12. It’s understandable if you don’t know many international students
    13. After all, you might not have much in common with them
    14. They might speak a different language
    15. They might have different friends
    16. They might have different political views
    17. But they have at least 1 thing in common with you:
    18. They’re students at the University of Oregon
    19. And they’re curious…
    20. … just like you!
    21. They want to know things about…
    22. The University of Oregon
    23. Eugene
    24. The United States
    25. Things that you are an expert in!
    26. But they might be to nervous to ask you directly
    27. So how do you get to know international students?
    28. Every Friday, you have an opportunity to interact with…
    29. A crowd of international students
    30. Every Friday From 4 to 6 p.m.
    31. In the Mills International Center
    32. (in the EMU, above the post office)
    33. You can sit down on one of the cozy couches…
    34. … with a free cup of coffee…
    35. … and have a conversation with a student…
    36. … that you could only normally have in China… 中国
    37. … or Saudi Arabia…
    38. … or anywhere outside the US!
    39. So please, stop by coffee hour.
    40. And next time You see an international Student in your class…
    41. Say, “Hi.”

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