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Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates together
December 14, 2016

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A shared love of English brought together three undergraduates in 2000 in Benghazi, Libya. Years and separations later, they completed Ph.D.s together in language, literacy and technology at Washington State University in 2015.

Submit international civil rights writing by Nov. 28
November 1, 2016

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By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – The new Global Hero Project invites international students at Washington State University to submit an essay or other writing about inspirational civil rights leaders from their countries. The submission deadline is Nov. 28.

Top international student, other grads honored
May 9, 2016

By Craig Lawson, International Programs

sreenath-panchagnulaPULLMAN, Wash. – The Ka Yang Tang Award, given annually to an international student at Washington State University, was presented to Sreenath Panchagnula, 2015-16 executive vice president of the International Students’ Council, during the recent Global Cougs Graduation Gala.

WSU Tri-Cities partners to develop English language learning
January 19, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities is partnering with Canada-based VanWest College to develop a nationally accredited English language learning program that will benefit international students and the local community.

Streamlining international student reporting
May 22, 2015

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Reporting about international students is mandated by the U.S. government, but there are ways for universities to make it less arduous for students and international programs personnel.

College taps diversity, international programs leader
August 22, 2013

Noche de Familia

Ernst-Slavit makes a presentation at a Noche de Familia event
for prospective students and their families at WSU Vancouver.
(Photo by Laura Evancich)

PULLMAN, Wash. – To better prepare teachers and improve scholarship that extends to other cultures and languages, the College of Education (COE) has appointed Gisela Ernst-Slavit associate dean for diversity and international programs. It’s believed to be the first associate dean position of its kind at Washington State University.
 
“Diversity has always been a key piece for us,” said Mike Trevisan, COE dean. “But we had kind … » More …

Students ride a combine, experience the Palouse
August 12, 2013

international students at harvest

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eight international Cougs recently experienced wheat harvest firsthand with Whitman County wheat farmer Toby Nelson and his crew.

Jody White, international program specialist for WSU’s Office of International Programs (IP), facilitated the farm visit to expose international students to the local community and the main agricultural product of eastern Washington.

Learning from new experiences

“I’ve been at WSU for five years and it was time I learned what’s growing in our backyard,” said Narendra Parmar, a Ph.D student in physics from India. 

Parmar got to ride in … » More …

Hiring program aids employers and international students
July 3, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hiring international graduates benefits employers as well as students, according to the Office of International Programs (IP) at Washington State University. And the process is simpler than employers might expect.

“Fortunately, there is little paperwork for an employer who hires international graduates through Optional Practical Training (OPT),” said Cheryl Hansen, IP’s director of global services. “All employment authorization is handled by the student, IP and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This often surprises students and employers.”

Fricaud

“OPT is an excellent way for a non-citizen to enter professional life in the U.S.,” said Vincent Fricaud, … » More …