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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 …

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 …

Global Cougs Graduation Gala Honors Students

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Office of International Programs celebrated approximately 150 Washington State University graduates, Thursday, May 5 at Ensminger Pavilion during the Global Cougs Graduation Gala.

The event honored the University’s international students, as well as students who have had a global experience, including earning a Global Leadership Certificate and studying abroad.

The Ka Yan Tang Award, given annually to an international student who is active at WSU and in the community, was presented to Sreenath Panchagnula, the 2015-16 executive vice president of the International Students’ Council.

Nuvan Athukorala, WSU class of 1984, provided the keynote speech. Athukorala earned his bachelor’s degree in economics … » More …

WSU Signs Agreement with Thailand University

PULLMAN, Wash. – In April, 2016, Washington State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Khon Kaen University, a public research university in Thailand.

The partnership between the two institutions began in 2012. Most of the original agreement involves WSU providing pedagogical support to Khon Kaen’s Ph.D. program. The new document addresses areas of STEM education, diversity, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

Dr. Paul Groves-Price, Associate Dean for Diversity and International Programs, Dr. Mike Trevisan, Dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Asif Chaudhry, Vice President for International Programs, were instrumental in this collaboration.

“WSU has had a strong partnership with … » More …

Global Learning Peer Advisor Receives Leadership Award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Each year, 30-40 students, in addition to faculty/students and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), are selected for the President’s Award for Leadership.

Meghan Nyquist, a Global Learning Peer Advisor in WSU’s Office of International Programs, is one of this year’s recipients. The award is based on leadership and engagement with Washington State University. Students considered for the award demonstrate efforts into providing change to WSU. Furthermore, students are measured within the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership including: consciousness of self, commitment, collaboration, common purpose and other qualities.

Global Learning Peer Advisors are given the opportunity to share their study abroad … » More …

IALC Instructors Present at Regional Conference

In October, 2015, instructors at the Washington State University Intensive American Language Center, part of International Programs, gave presentations at the Tri-TESOL Conference in Des Moines, Wash. The Tri-TESOL Conference purpose is the enhancement of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. It brings together instructors from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

WSU faculty members selected as presenters and/or co-presenters include Amie Dussurget-Quesnell, Mohamed El Hess, Wanda Hvezda, Karen Jennings, Debra Johnson, Janet Murai, Elena Smith and Adam Sweeney.

Amie Dussurget-Quesnell
Overcoming the Challenges of a Multi-Level Classroom – Effective methods to transcend the traditional boundaries of multi-level classes were discussed.

Debbie … » More …