By Craig Lawson, International Programs
PULLMAN, 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.
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Jan Keiser in international programs has been named to a two-year term on a national subcommittee that focuses on residency and employment issues concerning international students.
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 …
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 …
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.”
“OPT is an excellent way for a non-citizen to enter professional life in the U.S.,” said Vincent Fricaud, … » More …