Visiting the College of Forestry as a Scholar or Intern

Please note:  This information is for visiting scholars to the College of Forestry, and for student interns who are coming to OSU for research (but are completing their studies elsewhere). If you are interested in pursuing a degree at Oregon State University, please visit our Undergraduate or Graduate Programs pages to learn about application and admission to OSU.


All visiting scholars and interns must find a sponsoring professor

To join the College of Forestry (CoF), you'll need to be directly in touch with a faculty member who is able to serve as your COF Sponsor. If you don't already have such a contact here in CoF, please visit the College of Forestry's searchable directory and identify a member of the College whose academic discipline aligns with your research agenda. You may contact this person directly to discuss your plans. If you need assistance, please contact Rachael Fahrenbach in the CoF International Programs Office.


Please click on the buttons below for a PDF document of the application process.


About the J-1 program

Curious about the J-1 Visitor Program? Learn more about who is eligible, the different J-1 categories, and requirements.

Finding a Sponsor

Tips and information on how to find a Sponsor at OSU.




Resources for COF Sponsors