Campus Partnerships & Resources

Wesleyan Internationalization Team (WIT)

In Spring 2022, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth issued a statement on Internationalization at Wesleyan. The statement, along with its corresponding themes and goals for comprehensive internationalization, was the culmination of months of discussion and envisioning by Wesleyan administrative leaders, staff, and faculty among other stakeholders. 

In Fall 2022, professional staff of the Fries Center for Global Studies, OISA, and the multilingual unit of the Shapiro Center for Writing came together to form the Wesleyan Internationalization Team (WIT). Led by the Director of the Fries Center for Global Studies, the OISA Director, and the Assistant Professor of the Practice in TESOL, WIT meets on a monthly basis and works collaboratively toward realizing the themes and goals that have been set for Internationalization at Wes over the next five years.

In its first year, WIT has been reviewing and enhancing the themes and goals and meeting with various campus stakeholders to discuss the vision for comprehensive internationalization and involve more members of the Wes community. For questions about WIT or Internationalization at Wes, please send an email to                    

Wesleyan International Student Health (WISH) Committee

The Wesleyan International Student Health (WISH) Committee was established by the OISA Director at the start of the Spring 2022 Semester. The WISH Committee was created with the following goals: 

  • Increase campus awareness of issues affecting Wesleyan international students’ mental health and well-being
  • Improve communication between Wesleyan offices and organizations and outward to the international student community about mental health and wellness services, programs, and resources
  • Collaborate on strengthening existing synergies and developing new programs, services, and resources that address the mental health and wellness needs of international students
  • Foster a campus consciousness among students, staff, and faculty that acknowledges the unique challenges international students face and promotes care, empowerment, and allyship 

The Committee meets on a monthly/bimonthly basis for international student health conversations and is comprised of representatives from the following offices and student groups: OISA, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), WesWell, Davison Health Center, Resource Center, Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL), Academic Advancement (Class Deans), Graduate Student Services, Athletics, International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), and Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA). For questions about the WISH Committee, please send an email to    

Campus Partners & Resources

OISA works closely with various campus partners to provide holistic support for Wesleyan's international student community. We provide referral services to the following offices and resources depending on the nature of your inquiry and needs: