International students settle into campus

Record number of new students hail from 68 countries

A record number of new international students are settling in at the University of Oregon this week.

A total of 1,560 students from 68 countries were newly admitted for fall term, a 13 percent increase from 2010, according to the Office of International Affairs.

In recent years, most international students have come to the UO from Asian countries. China sends more students to Oregon than any other country, followed by the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, India, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

The total number of international students has climbed steadily at the UO in recent years, from 1,173 in 2006 to 1,746 in 2010. About 2,000 are expected to be enrolled this fall.

International students arrived on campus this week for orientation and to move into residence halls. The International Students Association has been helping the new students make the transition to Eugene.

“We want to be a source of information for them and make them feel welcome,” said Willy Murphy, co-director of the ISA.

A student from Japan makes the "O"