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International Students


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International Students

Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 610-436-3411

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 610-436-2943

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

International Students - Admission, Application, and Academic Program Information


Dear International Students,

Welcome to West Chester University.

Please know that there are many resources on campus that can offer support should you need it, including the Center for International Programs. The Center for International Programs is your home away from home. I hope you will take advantage of their many fine programs as you explore the University campus and community. Our Center is committed to comprehensive internationalization and providing quality advising services and supportive programming to international students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa status during their stay at the university and in the United States.

With best wishes,

Dr. Vishal Shah, Associate Vice President
Center for International Programs

Your Admissions Contact

Summer Davey, Assistant Director of International Admissions
(610) 436-2486

International Student Profiles

  • Jingjing LinJingjing Lin
    The Center for International Programs in the best place I like at WCU! As an international student, I have faced so many problems related with my study and visa. People who work in the Center for International Programs provide excellent support in addressing all of the troubles I face.
    Read More about Jingjink's experience.

  • Daniel Githang'aDaniel Githang'a
    "The Center for International Programs has been hands down one of the most important resources to me. From getting information internships as an international student, to meeting fellow students during events, and even finding opportunities to speak to fellow students about my country, CIP has been instrumental in keeping me engaged and motivated."
    Read More Daniel's experience

  • Mohammed Albalawi Mohammed Albalawi
    "The most valuable point of WCU to me, is undoubtedly the helpful, friendly and approachable professors. It is no question that they play a big role in helping me progress in a warm and welcoming atmosphere."
    Read More about Mohammed's experience.

  • Monika OverdevestMonika Overdevest
    "The people, they are just pure fun! Everything is within walking distance which is convenient when you don't have a car. And the school is just big enough for always running into people you know but also getting to know new faces."
    Read More about Monika's experience.

  • Maxwell AdarkwahMaxwell Adarkwah
    "What I like most about WCU is that it is right in the heart of West Chester. I love to eat, so having a variety of locations around campus to get food without having to eat from the school cafeteria everyday gives me great joy."
    Read More about Maxwell's experience.

  • Anders OlvinAnders Olvin
    "The Center for International Programs is my "go to office" here at WCU. Also, the registrar's office and the library have been very helpful in regards to the administrative and academic aspect of being an international student."
    Read More about Anders's experience

  • Jahmai FisherJahmai Fisher
    "The thing I like most about WCU is the fact that there are so many opportunities afforded to West Chester students. There is always something to do or learn more about."
    Read More about Jahmai's experience

  • Esha EmidiEsha Emidi
    "The wide exposure is the best I liked about WCU! Being a small town girl from India, WCU has made me strong and confident. The university has given me many memorable "firsts". From my first job to being independent. It has been a home away from home."
    Read More about Esha's experience

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