In the spring semester of 2020, 2,351 international students were enrolled at WSU, adding a rich layer of cultural diversity to every campus. International students comprised 7.1 percent of the total student population.
International Student Enrollment Nearly Doubled in 12 Years
|Year||Undergraduate||Graduate / Professional||Non-degree / Exchange||Total|
Fall 2019 semester, all campus locations
Are Home to WSU International Students
Top Countries International Students Call Home
China (mainland): 673
Korea, Republic of: 113
Viet Nam: 99
Saudi Arabia: 85
China (Hong Kong): 32
Education abroad is education that occurs outside the participant’s home country (internships, volunteering, conferences). Study abroad is education that occurs outside the participants home country for which the participant is earning academic credit.
|5. China and Guatemala|
In partnership with colleagues across campus, International Programs promotes research, service learning, internships, and community projects that infuse experiential and intercultural learning into students’ portfolios.
A Place for International Connections
Students from a wide range of nations and cultures join in workshops, civic activities, and other programs at the University’s International Center.
Located in the Compton Union Building (CUB) in the heart of the Pullman campus, the center enables international and domestic students to connect with others and share their experiences with the University community. It is also where many students come to study and relax with friends.
In the 2019-20 academic year, WSU welcomed to its campuses more than 2,260 international scholars and faculty members from more than 115 countries.
Building Partnerships that Advance Research Initiatives
Scholars at WSU break down geographic barriers to discovery by forging partnerships with colleagues around the world. The Office of International Programs formalizes international collaborative agreements and ensures regulatory compliance.
Bestowing Prestigious Honors
The WSU Fulbright Academy helps WSU faculty and students compete for the Fulbright program’s prestigious international exchange awards. The academy also welcomes international Fulbright scholars to WSU and brings public recognition to all the University’s Fulbright participants.
Part of the academy’s mission is to conduct regional outreach to increase the Northwest’s participation in Fulbright programs.
“I have long held to the fundamental belief that if we are to change—and change in bold and significant ways—the delivery of higher education in this country, it will require that we develop new paradigms, new ways of thinking, new platforms of knowledge that will position us for the challenges and the opportunities of this global economy and marketplace.”
Elson S. Floyd, Ph. D.
Past President Washington State University