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Center for International Programs

Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.


Study Abroad Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

Welcome to the home of the Center for International Programs (CIP), the hub of all international activity at West Chester University. This includes international events and programming and all of the areas listed below. Please visit our calendar page linked on the right to learn about upcoming international events on campus.

HEALTH ALERT: Zika Virus – The virus is usually a mild illness spread by mosquitoes. The CDC has issued travel alerts for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant to avoid travel to countries with Zika virus transmission. Travelers to Zika affected areas should protect themselves from mosquito bites. Current health information and travel alerts are provided by the CDC through their Travel Heath Notices. Please contact your health care provider or WCU Student Health if you develop symptoms and have traveled to an area where Zika is found.

Mission Statement

The Center for International Programs is dedicated to giving life to the goals of comprehensive internationalization built into the University’s strategic plan: Building on Excellence with a focus on serving faculty, staff, students, administration and the West Chester University community.

Vision Statement

The Center for International Programs is committed to the goal of comprehensive internationalization at West Chester University. Comprehensive internationalization can be defined as a commitment to action – to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout teaching, research, and service missions of West Chester University. Comprehensive internationalization affects the entirety of campus life and learning and shapes West Chester University’s external frames of reference, partnerships, and relations. The CIP recognizes that varying missions and starting points across the campus and community will produce unique and tailored responses to the challenges and opportunities of internationalization and globalization.

The Center for International Programs will assist and facilitate successful leadership and management of the process of comprehensive internationalization across the university while fulfilling the overarching strategic goals of Academic Success, Diversity, Sustainability, Engagement, and Enrichment.