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International Programs
Bringing the world to WSU and WSU to the world

International Programs:

  • Recruits students from around the world to WSU and provides the academic programs, advisors, faculty and staff support, and social activities that help them understand, appreciate, and realize their full potential as Cougs.
  • Offers over 550 education abroad programs so WSU students may study in dreamed-of places, experience new cultures, see amazing sites, and develop skills to flourish in a global society.
  • Provides a path for students who want to learn about the world without traveling, to build global awareness from home through civic engagement, online badges, speaker series, and internationally focused activities on campus.

All WSU students – from Punjab to Pullman and anywhere around the world – will graduate into a globally connected economy. Our programs promote the competencies Cougars will need to succeed in the world. Learn more about the Office of International Programs projects and priorities below.

Student Aid

What if we could spread the word about how Cougs really do help Cougs?

Sometimes, life gets in the way of school. A sudden sickness; unexpected expense; or war, natural disaster, or pandemic at home can threaten the journey to graduation. We’ve been here to help international students through tough times, and we want to continue to be here. You can help us ensure this aid is always available.

Your gift to the International Programs Student Aid Fund will allow us to help our students when they need that little extra to overcome their obstacles, earn their degrees, and proudly claim their places as Cougs, wherever life leads them.

Friends and Family

What if we could build bridges between WSU and the world?

IP’s Friends and Family Program matches international students with Pullman community members so they can share their life experiences and cultures. While commitments to the program last one semester, lifelong connections are common.

Friends and Family allows those who cannot travel internationally to learn about life and language, family and food, and music and more in different cultures without having to leave the Palouse.

In return, international students experience U.S. life In a non-academic setting, get to know and appreciate a new way of life, and build solid friendships that span time and distance. 

Your donation to the International Cougar Program will be used to fund background checks for community participants; cultural training, orientation, and student events; and expansion of the program into more areas of the community.


What if students could see the power they have to change lives?

Since forming last fall, WSU’s ECAR (Every Campus a Refuge) chapter has helped resettle two young Afghan families in Pullman. Through the program, WSU student volunteers can earn credit for working with ECAR on the resettlement process and acclimating refugees to the community and U.S. routines until they are self-sufficient.

With a donation to the International Opportunity Fund, you will help us establish homes with furniture, dishes, bedding, toys, and food, and cover other expenses for families starting over in a new world.

We’re just getting started.

Global Learning

What if more WSU students become confident, competent global citizens?

In today’s international marketplace, organizations are looking for employees who understand how to work beyond borders. Employers increasingly expect candidates to work with widely diverse people from different cultures with different ideas, experiences, values, and viewpoints. Learning abroad is one of the best ways to gain this experience and stand out from others.

Your gift to the Aaron Iverson Education Abroad Fund will support a scholarship fund for students who have the drive – but not necessarily all the means – to learn for the future.

Ambassador Total Gifts Inspired Challenge
Congrats to the three most passionate, dedicated, and persuasive #CougsGive Ambassadors! Great work Stephen, Michael, and Ashley!
WSU Leaderboard Challenge
You can help your WSU campus, college, or area earn a special bonus! The top three areas with the highest percentage increase in donors from last year will earn an extra $500, $300, $200 (in order of ranking) thanks to Advancement Leadership Julie Benson, Associate Vice President, Central Development Units/Co-Campaign Director, and Mike Connell `85, Vice President Advancement and CEO, WSU Foundation.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $500 Graduate School +250.00% 7
goal: 2
2 $300 WSU Global Campus +188.89% 26
goal: 9
3 $200 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences +133.87% 145
goal: 62
4 WSU Pullman +106.67% 31
goal: 15
5 Libraries +92.31% 25
goal: 13
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 172
2 College of Veterinary Medicine 164
3 WSU Vancouver 132
4 Cougar Athletic Fund 104
5 College of Arts and Sciences 101
Ambassador Donor Challenge
Congrats to the most passionate, dedicated, and persuasive #CougsGive Ambassadors! Great work Stephen!
Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Veterinary Medicine $45,755.00
2 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences $20,581.11
3 Cougar Athletic Fund $16,738.00
4 WSU Alumni Association $16,725.00
5 College of Arts and Sciences $14,030.00
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