International Students

Register to Attend the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference

The Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to invite you all to attend the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference to be held remotely on Saturday, April 10, 2021! The Power of Language Conference seeks to bring awareness to the many benefits and complexities of language learning and to promote the study of languages.…

Bridging the Gap with Germany during the Pandemic

By Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adj. Professor of German Studies, Chair In March 2020, students were told to return from their study abroad programs, and we faculty were asked not to leave the U.S. Four of our students had just arrived at our Smith program in Hamburg, Germany, when they received that unwelcome message to pack again…

OISA Online Drop-In Hours

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is providing drop-in hours three times a week where students can receive guidance from an international student advisor. These virtual drop-ins help on-campus students to practice social distancing and remote students have their questions answered from anywhere in the world. Spring 2021 OISA Drop-In hours (no appointments required): …

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Filling out the I-765 Form

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/98235477842 Intended Audience: Classes of 2021 and 2022 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation Session Description: In this workshop, OISA staff will provide step-by-step guidance to fill out the I-765 (Application For Employment Authorization). Students are encouraged to download the…

International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal

The International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal was launched on February 1, 2021 by the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). Serving as an important connection between F-1 visa students and OISA, the ISS Portal allows students to submit the requests, information, and documents required to maintain their F-1 status and apply for benefits. The…

Global Opportunities After College Fair

Are you interested in working, researching, studying, or teaching internationally after you graduate from Wesleyan? Wesleyan University is partnering with six peer institutions to host a Global Opportunities After College Fair on Wednesday, February 24. Events will take place throughout the day and will be hosted virtually on Sched, the same platform used for the…

Virtual Exchange Courses

With study abroad suspended for the spring 2021 semester, the Office of Study Abroad looked for opportunities to continue to foster global and intercultural learning. For the first time, OSA is able to focus on the 60% of Wesleyan students who do not study abroad and ways for them to develop intercultural knowledge, skills, and…

OISA Launches New Website

The newest version of the Office of International Student Affairs’ website went online in November. Months of working with campus partners and taking in student feedback resulted in a comprehensive site designed to meet the needs of Wes’ international population through each phase of their student experience. Most content on the site is divided into…

OISA End of Semester Announcements

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) hopes that you had a good fall semester, despite the unique challenges that our world is facing. We are impressed by everything that you have done to make the past few months the best they could be, by taking important health and safety precautions including social distancing from…

Apply for the 2021-2022 ISAB

Want to become more involved with shaping the international student experience at Wes? Apply to be a member of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)! ISAB is composed of 7-10 current Wesleyan undergraduate students. The application process, which is open to all undergraduate students on campus, is competitive and seeks to seat a board that…