Welcome to OISA

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) provides support and guidance on every aspect of international student life at Wesleyan – immigration, cultural, academic, personal, and financial. This includes advising F-1 students on federal immigration regulations to aid in maintaining lawful status. We are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of all self-identified international students from orientation to up to three years beyond graduation.

The OISA team organizes the International Student Orientation (ISO) when students arrive and provides on-going support throughout each phase of their educational experiences. We offer programs and events throughout the year to help students make the most of the resources available to them on campus, prepare for internship and career opportunities, and meet other students also navigating academic life in a new culture.

We strive to empower Wesleyan’s international student population, promoting the benefits of a vibrant international educational exchange while supporting opportunities for connection to one’s own culture. OISA works in partnership with departments across campus to provide students with the information and opportunities to make the most of their academic, social, and professional experiences at Wesleyan University.

Wes and the World

Practice your language skills with the Language Buddies program!

Are you worried about maintaining your hard-earned language skills over the summer break? Sign up to be a Language Buddy, a program sponsored by the Fries Center for Global Studies that seeks to connect Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks through a series of…

Daily Chatter-Sign Up and Stay Updated over the Summer

Daily Chatter is an international daily mobile-friendly newsletter–the only newsletter dedicated exclusively to global news reaching every region of the world! It’s independent, non-partisan, and free to all students, faculty and staff. Sign up with your school address to have Daily Chatter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning: https://www.dailychatter.com/wesleyan/.

Watson Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Watson Fellowship provides $36,000 in stipend and travel expenses along with other benefits (health insurance contribution, student loan support and disability support where needed) to allow college graduates to take on a personal passion project outside the US in the year after they graduate. Members of the Class of 2023 who are curious about…
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