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

Students create language-learning opportunities in game design classes

Students create language-learning opportunities in game design classes

In the past two decades, crowdfunding and renewed interest in games (board games, role-playing games, digital games, and instructional games) have created an increased and diverse gaming production, which has become the subject of several studies, articles, and projects related to all areas of education, from hard sciences to language learning and the arts. In…
So Long, Farewell: A Chat with Recent Graduate Tianxin Chen ’21

So Long, Farewell: A Chat with Recent Graduate Tianxin Chen ’21

From Beijing, China, Tianxin Chen ’21 double majored in College of Letters and Religion. He described “critical analysis”, what he has learned through his undergraduate study at Wes, as a challenge for inclusiveness, emphasizing understanding, emotions, feelings and communication, and embracing differences. He adheres to the beliefs of maintaining creativity, vitality, and imagination in the…
Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes opens July 1st for the class of 2025! Welcome Wesleyan Class of 2025 international students! Based on the suggestions of current and past international students, we created an online course for you to explore Wesleyan before you arrive. Academia, Culture, and Campus Life combines the…
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