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Office of International Programs and Services

The world is yours to explore. Whether you're a student outside of the United States looking to study with us in mountains of Western North Carolina or a Catamount seeking to discover what another country has to show you, we're here to guide your way. From visa information to immigration, exchange programs to international courses, we're building an international community in Cullowhee and we'd love to help you broaden your horizons.

International Students

International Students

Be a part of a tight-knit community and discover what the mountains of Western North Carolina hold for you.

Abby Johnson, Study Abroad Student

Study Abroad

Experience new cultures and communities throughout the world without missing a beat in earning your degree.

Students studying English in the Intensive English Program

Intensive English Program

Strengthen your English language skills through individual attention and small class sizes in an immersive environment.

A visiting scholar from an international school with a flag

Faculty Support

Looking to lead a course abroad or perhaps become a visiting scholar here at WCU? You'll find resources available here.


Documents & Resources

Need more information? Find all documents, forms and frequently asked questions here.  

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Faculty-Led Travel Courses

Earn course credit with short-term course based trips in the U.S. and around the world. 

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Get Involved

Grow your reach through multi-cultural events and educational opportunities in our community.

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