International Students - Admission, Application, and Academic Program Information

West Chester University students come from all over the world in pursuit of a quality educational experience. We also offer English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) courses for students who do not quite meet the English proficiency requirements. The Center for International Programs (CIP) will be your family away from home and is ready to help you before your arrival and during your time at WCU. We offer F-1 visa advising, international orientation, organized activities and field excursions trips and more!

Meet Our Students

West Chester University students come from all over the world in pursuit of a quality educational experience. We also offer English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) courses for students who do not quite meet the English proficiency requirements. The Center for International Programs (CIP) will be your family away from home and is ready to help you before your arrival and during your time at WCU. We offer F-1 visa advising, international orientation, organized activities and field excursions trips and more!

International Student Profiles

  • Omosehin Moyebi, NigeriaOmosehin Moyebi
    It was a fantastic experience passing through West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) as a graduate student – Master of Public Health (Environmental Health).

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  • Lesmes Mora Jerez, VenezuelaLesmes Mora Jerez
    While I pursued the MA in Geography and MS in Geoscience at WCU, I found professors, advisors, and staff that always guided me to reach my academic and professional goals.

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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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