The International Center

The International Center welcomes everyone who wants to make international friends and connections.

Welcome to this space created for you

Conveniently located in the Compton Union Building (CUB), right in the center of campus, the International Center is a kind of campus family room—a comfortable, welcoming place where all students and their friends can gather to relax, socialize, and study.

Students take part in intercultural communication opportunities, leadership roles, and a variety of global programs for the campus and community. It’s a place where all students can share their cultures; our social events frequently highlight international cultural customs and traditional U.S. celebrations.

The International Center offers a variety of resources:

  • Computers and free printing for international students
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Comfortable lounge with TV and kitchenette
  • Quiet study space

Students who want to get involved, meet other interesting people, and have fun should consider joining or volunteering for one of our outreach programs.

Yes, domestic students are welcome!

If you want to make international friends, this is the place for you. Domestic students are welcome to participate in any of the center’s events—or just drop in, say hello, and hang out. The university’s international students would love to meet you!

The International Center can also help you fulfill your major’s international learning requirement. Just drop in and ask us how to get started.

International Center programs

Becoming a Cougar series

New students can benefit from the Becoming a Cougar: American Life and Culture series. This program helps students navigate the university environment. It provides additional support by educating students about a variety of topics, including WSU athletics, local travel and transportation, health insurance, and academic integrity.

The Coffee Hour series

Our weekly Coffee Hour series is just one of dozens of events we hold each semester. Every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m., students and guests gather to talk about a range of topics, including U.S. culture, international events, WSU, Pullman resources, and more.

Upcoming events

English language practice

Practice your English in a welcoming, low-pressure setting with other international students and friendly English-speaking volunteers at the International Center.

Language conversation tables

The International Center supports various language tables. Each semester, we host 5-10 different language tables featuring languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, and more. International and domestic students can practice or share a language they know or are learning. These tables allow students to share their language and culture with others interested in learning. If you want to start a language conversation table for your language, please speak to someone at the Center.

Community involvement

Learn more about community involvement through the International Center.

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