On this page you will find information to help you manage your life outside the classroom.

Start and maintain your immigration status

International Student and Scholar Services will help you through the process of obtaining the documents you need for immigration. Start here: myPassport.

Avoid plagiarism

Plagiarism – presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own – is not allowed at WSU, and will have serious academic consequences. Learn what it is and how to avoid it on the Plagiarism web page.

Get involved

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International Center

The International Center, at L46 in the CUB, offers intercultural communication opportunities, leadership roles, and a variety of global programs for the campus and community. Social events at the Center frequently highlight international cultural customs and traditional celebrations that take place in the United States. Resources include computers and free printing, free tea and coffee, a comfortable lounge with TV and kitchenette, and a quiet study space.

International Students’ Council

Membership in the International Students’ Council (ISC), one of ASWSU’s largest committees and the official voice of Washington State University’s international student population, is open to all students. The ISC hosts a number of events throughout the year to promote cultural exchange on campus and in the Pullman community. It also offers leadership opportunities in a variety of positions.

Graduate and Professional Students’ Association

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is the representative body for the graduate and professional students at WSU. Its vision is to enrich the graduate and professional student experience academically, professionally, and socially while at WSU. Members plan social activities, student outreach opportunities, and advocate and legislative events, and provide academic and professional support services such as travel grants, and so much more!

Apply for OPT/CPT


Find more information about Optional Practical Training on the OPT web page.


Find more information about Curricular Practical Training rules and regulations on the CPT web page.

Manage your taxes

For more information about taxes and preparing your U.S. tax return, go to the International Student Taxes web page.

Prepare for your career

Learn how to package and leverage your experiences at WSU with support from IP Career Services. We’re here to help prepare you for your career after college and your international experience can play a big role.