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Student Transitions to WSU

By Lazim Ahmed, Pathway Student at INTO WSU

Leaving my family behind wasn’t easy for me, but little did I know that a family was waiting for me here already. It just doesn’t end there. I had a misconception that people wouldn’t be too accepting here, but I was completely wrong. I am blessed to have met people who have been amazing support.

I am currently taking UNIV 104, English 105 & 106, Math 100, and CES 101 but classes like UNIV 104 and ENG 106 are very unique because their focus is on personal development and they really got me to explore different cultures … » More …

Global Case Competition Winners Announced

PULLMAN, Wash. – The seventh annual Global Case Competition, presented by Washington State University’s Office of International Programs, focused on digital inequality: information and technologies in Tanzania.

The winning team selected from 120 participants was TanzEquity. Its members are graduate student captain Sarah Boothman, senior mechanical engineering major Parth Chandak, junior economics major Danica Swiggart and international business major Christen Velasquez.

TanzEquity addressed digital inequality by collaborating with Tanzanians to improve the access and use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education.

“This was truly a collaborative team effort in which everyone contributed,” Boothman, who is studying biology, said. “We have varied majors, backgrounds, and … » More …

Paul Whitney Named Associate Vice President

PULLMAN, Wash. – Paul Whitney, who has nearly 30 years of experience at Washington State University, has been named Associate Vice President for the school’s Office of International Programs.

Dr. Whitney earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University (Texas), a master’s in developmental psychology at the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

He has held several positions during his time in Pullman, including the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Sciences since July, 2012.

“Paul’s multi-disciplinary background and commitment to making WSU a powerhouse international research institution is … » More …

Standing with Our International Family Members

Page last updated at 3:37 p.m. PST, February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Maintains Suspension of President Trump’s Immigration Order
Read the Washington Post article written by Matt Zapotosky.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

As the courts continue to deliberate the federal executive order that affects the ability of some members of our international community to travel to and from the United States, we remain focused on ensuring the welfare, safety, and security of our international students, staff, and faculty.

Please see the International Programs website for the most recent information and a set of FAQs that address … » More …

2017 International Research Travel Award Winners

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Office of International Programs and the Office of Research at Washington State University announced five recipients of the Fifth Annual International Research Travel Awards (IRTA), Tuesday.

This year’s winners are Dr. Erica Crespi (College of Arts and Sciences), Dr. Anne Marie Guerrettaz (College of Education), Dr. Kristin Lesseig (College of Education), Dr. Min-Kyu Song (Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture), and Dr. Jonathan Wisor (Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine).

Each award winner receives $2,000 to $5,000 in order … » More …

WSU Adds IALC Location in Tri-Cities

By Zahra Debbek
Office of International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Office of International Programs Intensive American Language Center (IALC) is expanding to WSU Tri-Cities after receiving 20 months of official accreditation.

WSU’s IALC was established in 1984 on the Pullman campus with the goal to teach English as a second language and prepare international students to study at U.S. colleges and universities.

IALC sessions at WSU Tri-Cities will begin in January and enrollment is already open for students.

“Establishing a language training center at WSU Tri-Cities is a great example of how we want to globalize our efforts through the … » More …

WSU Student Receives Award

By Zahra Debbek
Office of International Programs

CHICAGO – Washington State University student, Taylor Gale, was selected as a winner of NIRSA’s 2017 William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award.

The award recognizes top undergraduate and graduate students who are participants of and/or employed by the Department of Recreational Sports and gives NIRSA an opportunity to honor outstanding student leaders who are active participants, employees, and/or volunteers at their institution.

Gale will be recognized at NIRSA’s annual conference in National Harbor, Md., next February.

A three-time study abroad participant, Gale will be a WSU Office of International Programs Global Learning Department peer … » More …

Sophomore Wins Distinguished Scholarship to Study Abroad

By Beverly Makhani
Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lysandra Perez, a Washington State University sophomore in psychology from Yakima, Wash., has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study abroad in Italy in the spring.

“Lysandra’s experiences in Italy will add to the breadth and depth of her education as well as help her grow personally and professionally,” said April Seehafer, director of the distinguished scholarships program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. “WSU can be very proud that she is our 55th recipient of the nationally competitive Gilman scholarship.”

Launched in 2001, the award grants students understanding … » More …

Office of International Programs Announces Photo Contest Winners

By Kate Meyer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Winners have been selected for an annual photo contest conducted by the Office of International Programs Global Learning Department.

To be eligible, entries must come from a WSU student who completed his/her education abroad program within the last 365 days.

This year’s winners will have their photographs displayed inside Bryan Hall during the 2016-17 academic year.

Amelia Brown (category: Educational Moments; location: Lemaire Channel, Antarctica)
Brenna Hendrickson (category: Landmarks and Landscapes; location: Zermatt, Switzerland)
Gina McNulty (category: Cougar Pride Goes Global; location: Argentina)
Nicholas Semrau (category: Windows to the World; location: Argentina)
Dylan Tarver … » More …

WSU Signs MOU with BGI

SHENZHEN, China – Washington State University and BGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding basic and applied research in agriculture, Wednesday. The MOU was signed by WSU Vice President for International Programs Asif Chaudhry and Dr. Huanming Yang, Chairman of BGI.

According to the agreement, WSU and BGI will cooperate on a strategic level in efforts to establish and conduct programs and activities of basic and applied research, technology and information transfer, and economic development.

WSU, founded in 1890, is a top-tier research institution, ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a “highest research activity” university-the highest classification. It has more than a century of excellence … » More …