The International Center takes the lead for the Office of International Programs in organizing and facilitating events on campus and throughout the Pullman community.
Everyone is invited to the University’s campus for international events.
Each fall, WSU Performing Arts collaborates with other University organizations, as well as local businesses and organizations to produce the annual Humanitas Festival, a week-long celebration of world arts.
International Education Week
Presented by the University ASWSU’s International Students’ Council as part of the annual Humanitas Festival, International Education Week events highlight the benefits of international education and introduce the campus and community to WSU’s international population.
Global Philanthropy Project
Each semester, the Office of International Programs gives all students an opportunity to take part in a project designed to support a global philanthropy initiative that is linked to WSU.
The goal of this project is to allow WSU students to organize, lead, and learn from an international fundraising effort while simultaneously providing needed supplies, funds, or other forms of support to a selected philanthropy organization.
WSU Cougar Athletics
Sign up and join us in attendance at Cougar athletic events. See WSU football, soccer, basketball, and baseball teams (just to name a few) compete against schools from the Pac-12 Conference and across the country.
Outdoor Recreation Center
Go for a hike, enjoy a sunset paddle, or take a camping trip. The WSU Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) can help you find your personal playground on the Palouse. For most trips, transportation is provided.
Center for Civic Engagement
Volunteer in the local community through projects run by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). For many projects, transportation is provided.
WSU Health and Wellness
Attend workshops about nutrition, stress management, violence prevention, and much more.
U.N. International Day of Peace
On the annual U.N. International Day of Peace, WSU Office of International Programs hosts free, engaging activities to promote global awareness, understand and reduce global and interpersonal conflicts, and take active steps to promote peace.
International Women’s Day
WSU Office of International Programs helps WSU and the Pullman community recognize International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
WSU Residence Life
Participate in the various academic and social programs hosted by WSU Residence Life. Global Scholars Hall, scheduled to open in fall 2015, supports the development of intercultural, interpersonal and leadership skills of its residents. It also serves as a great venue for events.
The people of Pullman and the Palouse region consider WSU’s international students to be part of the community. You are welcome to join the community’s celebrations and activities.
Here is a small sample of the community events you can experience while you’re at WSU.
National Lentil Festival
The National Lentil Festival, held annually at the end of August, is a perfect—and incredibly fun—way for the international community to experience local culture.
Join thousands of friendly local residents in downtown Pullman for a parade, a street fair, musical performances, and free samples from the world’s largest bowl of chili (made with lentils, of course).
The World at your Doorstep
Attend a summer outdoor festival downtown with food, music and culture co-sponsored by local businesses.
Experience the wheat harvest firsthand as Whitman County wheat farmers take you through the fascinating process of harvesting wheat and getting it ready for transport across the world.
The International Center organizes outings to the University’s Tukey Horticulture Orchard and other local farms, where you can pick your own fresh fruit from the tree.
Lewiston Roundup and Demolition Derby
Witness cowboys participate in rodeo events at the Lewiston Roundup. You can also see community members crash their own cars into others at the demolition derby.