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Earn a language degree online from top-ranked Oregon State Ecampus, expand your career

Learn a new language and enhance your global awareness and intercultural skills by taking online language courses from Oregon State University – and set yourself up for career advancement.

Oregon State Ecampus liberal studies alumna Janine Romero stands on a balcony speaking to her husband, Lee. Janine is one of several Ecampus alumni who shared about the process of building a network and communication skills while earning an Oregon State degree online.

Despite distance, online learners build lasting connections

Oregon State University’s online learners do what many say can’t be done: form genuine connections in the digital classroom. Ecampus alumni from the Class of 2018 shared how their interactions with peers and instructors went far beyond the computer screen, providing the opportunity to polish their communication skills and collaborate with others in their fields.

Gustavo Ramos Nunez, who earned a Spanish degree online with Oregon State Ecampus, smiling on his graduation day.

Strengthening native roots with higher education

Accepting comfort was not enough of a challenge for Gustavo Ramos Nuñez, whose decision to enroll in the Spanish bachelor’s degree program online through Oregon State Ecampus arose from honoring his Peruvian roots and a desire for self-improvement.

Oregon State instructor Raven Chakerian is seated in a red office chair in front of a wall with two large windows. She wears a red and white patterned sleeveless shirt, and she holds her arms loosely crossed on the table in front of her.

Behind the scenes with Raven Chakerian, Spanish and Italian instructor

Teaching immediately-applicable skills and guiding students on their multilingual journeys? Now you’re speaking Raven Chakerian’s language. Raven is an online instructor of Spanish and Italian at Oregon State University who realized her passion for languages and communication early on. Even outside of her formal education in Spanish, she pursued language learning through travel, community development, and social interactions. When she joined Oregon State Ecampus five years ago, teaching online was like learning a new language – conquering its challenges and new possibilities, she’s working toward fluency. 

Ecampus ranked #1 in U.S. for online liberal arts education

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a new ranking released last month. Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts offers 11 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s programs online through OSU Ecampus, the university’s distance education division.

Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel, sits at her neat but homey desk. She looks over her shoulder and smiles.

Behind the scenes with Loren Chavarría-Bechtel, Spanish senior instructor II

“My personal experience as an immigrant in this country highlighted the importance the Spanish language plays in my cultural identity. I wanted to share the joy of being bilingual or multilingual with my new community in the United States,” says Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel.

Susana Rivera Mills, Oregon State University

Discovering the Unexpected

The proposal came to Susana Rivera-Mills’ desk at Oregon State University, and her alarm bells started blaring. Foreign language courses taught online? What a misguided concept, she thought. With nearly two decades of firsthand experience, she knew that in-person interaction is a great way for students to learn a new language. But is it the only way? Rivera-Mills had to find the answer through extensive research. The results, she says now, were beyond belief.