International Students

Meet Your Winter Break Coordinators

OISA is excited to introduce you to this year’s International Student Winter Break Coordinators. Abrar Habib My name is Abrar Habib, a senior at Wesleyan University. I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, but I moved to Reno, Nevada, in 2012. I am majoring in Chemistry, Physics, and the College of Integrative Sciences with a Chemical…

International Students Town Hall with President Roth

Dear friends,     As we near the Thanksgiving holiday and the end of the semester in December, I am thinking of all our students, but of you, our international students, in particular.  Many of you have not been able to visit your homes and families for some time and will remain on campus during the…

Language Units Strengthen Connections in a Time of Isolation

Written by Camilla Zamboni, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian, and Natalia Román Alicea, Assistant Director, Intercultural and Language Learning In a trying time of social distancing and reduced interaction, language units at Wesleyan are acutely aware of how important it is to preserve connections across languages and cultures. Language learning relies and thrives…

Mark your calendars for the International Education Week

Mark your calendars and tell your friends: International Education Week is coming! November 16-20, 2020 http://bit.ly/wesiew2020 Join us before we depart for the semester! From discussions about activism and life during a pandemic to info sessions about international fellowships and study abroad, student organizations and units across campus have come together to organize these events…

Meet Naraa Altai: Spring International Student Orientation Intern

Hi! My name is Naraa Altai and I am an international student from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I am in the Class of 2022 and am majoring in Computer Science with a double minor in Data Analysis and IDEAS. I try to get involved in as many different ways as I can every semester. So far, I’ve…

OISA Virtual End-of-the-Semester Gathering for International Students

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is hosting an end-of-the-semester gathering for all international students who plan to stay on campus over the break. This virtual get together will help to answer any questions you have about the winter break and introduce you to the team and services that will help make this time…

Peer to Peer: Navigating Internships and Summer Experiences for International Students

Wednesday, November 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/91210891053 Intended Audience: Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 F-1 visa holders Session Description: International upperclassmen will be sharing their advice, thoughts, and wisdom about navigating various summer experiences in the U.S. and globally. Students interested in exploring opportunities for summer internships, academic research, or summer programs…

Duration of Status (D/S) Explained

The Office of International Affairs (OISA) has received many questions about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to replace Duration of Status and how it might affect international students. What is Duration of Status? International students have a certain amount of time to complete their degree programs and return to their countries. When a…

Meet OISA New Staff Member: Angela Hickman

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) welcomes their new SEVIS Coordinator, Angela Hickman. Angela joined the OISA team in the fall semester, most recently serving as the International Student Coordinator at HB Studio in New York. She will be advising Wesleyan’s international students on immigration topics, creating and maintaining their records in the Student…

Apply to be an International Student Orientation Leader

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is looking to hire up to 10 Orientation Leaders (OLs) for the Spring 2021 International Student Orientation. This opportunity is open to ALL Wesleyan undergraduate students. One does not have to be an international student to apply for this position. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday,…