Welcome to PSU!

FOCUS extends a warm welcome to all the new international students who have arrived in Portland for the start of a new school year!

If you are a new PSU international student, we have some events planned for you. See the details  .
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FOCUS Fall Term Activities
Horseback Riding Trip October 19th *
Friday Nights for Fall 2019 are: 
  • September 27: Welcome Back to PSU: Food Feed & Line Dance!
  • October 11: Fall Fest Party
  • November 15: Thanksgiving Feast
  • December 13: Christmas Banquet

*The cost for this trip is approximately $30/person (depends on how many sign up, to a maximum of 20 participants, about $25/person for the horse ride and $5/person for fuel). Please pay $20 in advance to reserve your spot. You can do so in the International Student Lounge (KMC 650) located on the 6th floor of the Karl Miller Center no later than Thursday, October 17th. Dates for someone to receive your payment in person are October 2, October 10, October 15, and October 16 between the hours of 1pm and 330pm. The balance will be collected the day of the trip.

We hope to see you and your friends at all of these fall activities!

Register with FOCUS
You can register with FOCUS   to sign up for the weekly FOCUS Newsletter and to get more information about FOCUS events and services. Also, if you plan to come to our monthly FOCUS Friday Night special events, you can save time by completing the online registration form before you come. You only need to do it once a school year! We create attractive name tags with country flag for all registered friends!

FOCUS Friday Nights (FFN) Start Friday September 28, 2018

FOCUS Friday Nights Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday Fall Though Spring Quarter

FFN Registration Form

Are you planning to come to FOCUS Friday Nights? 
Save time! Fill out this registration form prior to coming. You only need to do it once each school year!

FFN Schedule

FOCUS Friday Nights are most Friday nights through the year when PSU is in session, 7-10 PM at the First Baptist Church Dining Room starting September 28, 2018 Through Spring Quarter 2019. Check the FOCUS Calendar below for the latest info.

FOCUS Calendar

FOCUS Calendar


Other FOCUS Events

FOCUS Ski Trips

Each year we plan one or more night skiing adventures at Mt Hood Meadows. Be sure to register with Focus to sign-up for our Newsletter to hear the latest information on dates and planning!

Annual FOCUS Christmas Banquet December 13! 

FOCUS closes out Fall with an exciting semi-formal Christmas holiday dinner and program on the final Friday of the quarter. In includes a full served dinner, music, drama and more!
Greater Portland Bible Church
2374 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR 97219

Please reserve your space by visiting our Facebook Christmas Banquet event page HERE

January FOCUS Winter Weekend Ski Getaway January 24-26, 2020

FOCUS has reserves space at Sanctuary Inn near Mt Hood for a weekend winter breakaway-- (remember this is Martin Luther King holiday so no school Monday). Plan now to attend.

More information will be available in later December.

Keeping Informed about FOCUS events

FOCUS has a Facebook Group. Join this Facebook group to keep informed about FOCUS events and interact with other FOCUS friends. See other ways to keep connected.

FOCUS Office Hours

At this time FOCUS does not have an office on campus at PSU.

If you need to meet with FOCUS staff, we are all happy to meet by appointment with you. You may use the contact page to select from all our available staff.

Send an Email or contact specific staff using our contact page.

Contact FOCUS

See our contact page to contact FOCUS and FOCUS staff