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Hiring program aids employers and international students

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 […]

Online orientation for new international students

  A still from one of the iCoug℠ Tutorial videos.     PULLMAN, Wash. – Online orientation premiered this summer to better prepare new international students before their arrival at Washington State University.   The multimedia iCoug℠ Tutorial uses videos, PowerPoint, avatars and other interactive tools to prepare international students for the WSU experience and […]

Increasing support for international students

Increasing efforts by Homeland Security to ensure national safety — including the recent arrest of a University of Idaho graduate student — has Mideastern students at Washington State University on edge. “These students are pretty nervous . right now,” said Mary Furnari, assistant director of International Student Services, “some are even talking about the possibility […]