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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. Symptoms include fever, rash, muscle and/or joint pain, red eyes, headache. No vaccine or medication is available for prevention or treatment. Authorities are investigating a potential link between Zika virus in pregnant women and a birth defect called microcephaly. 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. Sexual transmission of Zika virus from a male partner is possible, so travelers to these countries are also encouraged to use condoms. 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.