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International On Campus

Where Do I Start?

Here is how you can start making international involvement part of your campus life.

Consider opportunities to put your personal experience and interests to use:

  • Have you studied abroad?
  • Are you an international student?
  • Are you studying a foreign language?

Consider the type of goals you want to reach. Do you want to:

  • Share personal interests?
  • Earn credit for service learning?
  • Find an internship at home or abroad?
  • Join international clubs or student government?
  • Be part of an interdisciplinary team?

Visit the International Center. The International Center can help you earn service hours and find involvement opportunities that are right for you.

Your Experience and Interests

There are several on-campus programs that need students with international experience and interests.

Have you Studied Abroad?

You do not have to leave your study abroad experience behind when you return to WSU.

In these programs, you can share your experience and encourage others to take advantage of the life-changing opportunity to study abroad.

And yes, you can sign up while you are still abroad.

Consider These Opportunities

Global Learning Ambassadors

Represent the country, city, and program where you studied. Global Learning Ambassadors help students choose locations and programs for study abroad.

Learn more & apply

Global Learning Peer Advisors

Help your other students live their dreams of going abroad. Share your experiences, inspire them, and help them achieve a higher level of cultural competency. Internship credit is available.

Learn more & apply

Engage the World

As an Engage the World presenter, you will share your international experience and cultural knowledge with classrooms and community groups.

Learn more & sign up

Campus Friends

International and domestic students are paired up so that they can get to know each other, participate in each other’s culture, and earn service hours as Global Cougs.

Learn more & sign up

Internships

An internship at the International Center will help you build your intercultural communication skills, be a global leader and contribute to an increasingly global society. Internships are open to international and domestic students. You can get internship credit and great experience for your resume.

Learn more & apply

Are you an International Student?

Share your culture with the WSU community, engage in campus life, get work experience, and help new international students make the transition to U.S. student life.

Consider these opportunities

International Students’ Council

The International Students’ Council (ISC) is one of the University’s largest student government committees and is the official voice of Washington State University’s international student population.

Membership is open to all students. The International Students’ Council (ISC) offers leadership opportunities in a variety of positions.

Learn more

Orientation Assistant

Welcome new international students to WSU, guide them through the orientation program, and help them get started at WSU.

Learn more & sign up

Peer Mentor

Help new international students acclimatize to U.S. culture and WSU. You will greet new international students at orientation and get to know them better as you spend time together throughout the semester.

Learn more

Friends and Family Program

Connect with a local American family to share food, culture and experiences. Please note, this is not a host family program.

Student Organizations

There are more than 300 registered student organizations (RSOs) at WSU, including international student associations. Whatever your background and interests may be, there is probably a student club on campus for you.International and domestic students alike are welcome in all organizations.

Find organizations

Campus Friends

International and domestic students are paired up so that they can get to know each other, participate in each other’s culture, and earn service hours as Global Cougs.

Learn more & sign up

Engage the World

As an Engage the World presenter, you will share your international experience and cultural knowledge with classrooms and community groups.

Learn more & sign up

Global Learning Ambassadors

Represent the country, city, and program where you studied. Global learning ambassadors help students choose locations and programs for study abroad.

Learn more & apply

Global Learning Peer Advisors

Help your other students live their dreams of going abroad. Share your experiences, inspire them, and help them achieve a higher level of cultural competency. Internship credit is available.

Learn more & apply

Are you Studying a Foreign Language?

Contact the International Center.

The International Center offers many opportunities to practice conversing with native speakers (and help them with English in return). And it is a great place to relax, study, and meet new friends.

Consider These Opportunities

Student Organizations

There are more than 300 registered student organizations (RSOs) at WSU, including international student associations. Whatever your background or interests may be, there is a student club on campus for you.

You could also join the International Students’ Council, one of the largest and most active ASWSU committees on campus.

International and domestic students alike are welcome in all organizations.

Find organizations

Campus Friends

International and domestic students are paired up so that they can get to know each other, participate in each other’s culture, and earn service hours as Global Cougs.

Learn more & sign up

Are you a Transfer from a Community College?

We would like to hear from you. Share your experience with other transfer students.

Your Goals

What kind of international experience are you looking for?

Service-Learning and Volunteer Opportunities

Contact the International Center. The International Center staff will help you find an opportunity that fulfills your academic requirements or personal goals.

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Global Learning Peer Advisor

If you have studied abroad while at WSU, you could help your fellow students live their dreams of going abroad. Share your experiences, inspire them, and help them through the study abroad process. Ask your academic department if internship credit is available for this experience.

Learn more & sign up

Internships

An internship at the International Center will help you build your intercultural communication skills, be a global leader and contribute to an increasingly global society. Internships are open to international and domestic students. You can get internship credit and great experience for your resume.

Learn more & apply

Student Government

The International Students’ Council (ISC) is one of ASWSU’s largest committees and is the official voice of Washington State University’s international student population.

Membership is open to international and domestic students. The International Students’ Council (ISC) offers leadership opportunities in a variety of positions.

Learn more

International Center

One of the best things you can do is visit the International Center.

The International Center is more than just a home away from home for the international community. We help you have an international experience on campus and connect you with domestic students and families to help you succeed at WSU.

Visit International Center

CUB L46

509-335-4223
ip.intlcenter@wsu.edu

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Internships

Become an intern at the International Center. An internship at the International Center will help you build your intercultural communication skills, be a global leader, and contribute to an increasingly global society. Internships are open to all students, international and domestic alike. You can get internship credit and great experience for your resume.

Learn more & apply

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