Washington State University

International Programs

Alumni, Friends, Donors

With a long history of global engagement, Washington State University is poised to expand learning and service opportunities to benefit our students and faculty, the state, the nation, and people from all over the world.

WSU International alumni and friends hail from all corners of the globe.

We are proud to champion the global reach of WSU by serving the education, service, research and economic development initiatives of a land-grant university within a global context.

WSU International alumni and friends hail from all corners of the globe.

How We Help

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WSU Alumni and friends of International Programs receive benefits in three important areas:

Global Connections

Washington State University partners with top-ranked institutions across the world. WSU International Programs is responsible for tracking agreements and fostering partnerships with these institutions.

Many WSU alumni and friends of International Programs operate in the interconnected environment of multinational corporations, international agencies, and education institutions that span the globe.

Access to this vast economic, political, and educational network is invaluable to our alumni and friends who increasingly interact on the world stage.

Qualified Workforce

Washington State University provides a world-class education to students who become business leaders, scientists, health care professionals, engineers and artists.

In Washington State, one in three jobs are related to international trade. This means that as the global market expands, WSU graduates with global competencies will become leaders in all areas of business, science, social and
cultural fields.

WSU alumni and friends of WSU International Programs will reap the benefits of employers, employees, entrepreneurs, and educators who receive a global education from WSU.

Practical Research & Economic Development

WSU International Programs recently secured a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that is a strategic coalition of multidisciplinary scientists from WSU and two education institutions in Indonesia. The focus of the research is high value food crops, (e.g. bananas and rice), that will contribute to U.S. biosecurity efforts and involves an international team of students and faculty.

This is just one example of practical research led by WSU International Programs that will increase competencies in the global workforce, facilitate technology transfers, and create private sector partnerships that will ultimately benefit our alumni and friends in many ways.

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How Can I Support International Programs?

Your support for International Programs will broaden student’s options by enhancing “at home” global learning opportunities, study abroad scholarships, international and domestic internships.

Donations stimulate global learning, research and service programs within WSU’s colleges, schools and departments. Your financial investment in International Programs will extend the international capabilities of WSU by supporting future initiatives.

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WSU International Programs Development Funds

WSU International Programs provides experienced and comprehensive leadership throughout the world. IP Development Funds are unrestricted dollars used to benefit a wide variety of global programs.

International Cougar Program Fund

Your generous contributions are used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Provide opportunities for international alumni to become involved with and to support university programs
  • Provide a forum for potential international students to meet alumni to learn about educational opportunities
  • Stimulate linkages that lead to collaborative research, cooperative agreements with universities, and contacts with the private sector
  • Scholarships benefiting US and international students engaged in global learning, service, and research
Give for the first time or continue your investments to WSU International Programs.

Show your support for a quality global education, for comprehensive global services, and for transformative programs that will impact generations to come.

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Jack Purdie

Director of Development and External Relations | International Programs
Bryan Hall 206 | PO Box 5121
Pullman, Washington 99164-5121
1-509-335-3860 | purdie@wsu.edu | ip.wsu.edu

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Special Programs


Scholarships are available for all students focusing on global learning, students studying abroad, and for international students studying at WSU.

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Office of International Programs

International Programs, PO Box 645121, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5121, 509-335-2541, Contact Us