Welcome to OISA

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

The OISA team organizes International Student Orientation (ISO) for incoming students and provides ongoing support throughout each phase of their educational experience at Wes. We offer programs and events throughout the year to help international students utilize campus resources, prepare for internship and career opportunities, and build community with peers also navigating academic and social life in a new culture and corner of the globe.

OISA works in partnership with departments and groups across campus to provide international students with the information and opportunities to make the most of their academic, social, and professional experiences. We strive to empower our diverse international student community to engage in advocacy, seek out leadership opportunities, and contribute to Internationalization at Wes.

Wes and the World

Digging Beneath Translated Philosophy: Two of this semester’s CLACs

Digging Beneath Translated Philosophy: Two of this semester’s CLACs

“Living a Good Life” is a large, team-taught philosophy course in which students read, debate, and put into practice the ideas of ancient philosophers about how to live well. All the readings for the class are in English, but most of them were originally written in Ancient Greek or Classical Chinese. In order to give…
Documenting a Monday Pin-Up; Architecture Is Just Like Poems 

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Ziye Zhu is a Dance Major in the Columbia University Shape of Two Cities exchange program. Ziye was sorting through her new identity as a student learning architecture. She talks about embracing a studio mentality by introducing a specific experiencing of designing new installations for the site of Paley Park in NYC.   Learning architecture…
Meet Liana Pshevorska, our new Associate Professor of the Practice in French

Meet Liana Pshevorska, our new Associate Professor of the Practice in French

written by Megan Bauerle ’24 The Fries Center for Global Studies is thrilled to introduce Associate Professor of the Practice in French, affiliated faculty at the Fries Center for Global Studies, and one of our newest members of the Global Engagement Minor Advisory Committee, Professor Liana Pshevorska.  Background Professor Pshevorska grew up in Ukraine in…
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