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

A Sunday at the Korean Spa ( + Yummy Food)

A Sunday at the Korean Spa ( + Yummy Food)

Chris Noh (he/him) Class of 2024, Film and East Asian Studies November 13, 2022 Chris Noh felt intrigued and ambivalent prior to going to the spa (or “jimjilbang”) but left feeling refreshed and hungry for a delicious dinner, which there is no lack of in Seoul, South Korea.   I woke up at 10:43am –…
6 Ways to Practice Your French Before Studying Abroad

6 Ways to Practice Your French Before Studying Abroad

by Nicholas Summerson, Class of 2023 and VWPP Spring ’22 Before going abroad to France, many students are nervous about their language abilities and if their years of taking language classes will translate into using their skills in the real world. As a student who studied abroad the spring semester of 2022, I can attest…

Catch these awesome IEW events starting November 11th!

International Education Week (IEW), November 11-18, 2022, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange…
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