Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.
Dear International Students,
Welcome to West Chester University.
Please know that there are many resources on campus that can offer support should you need it, including the Center for International Programs. The Center for International Programs is your home away from home. I hope you will take advantage of their many fine programs as you explore the University campus and community. Our Center is committed to comprehensive internationalization and providing quality advising services and supportive programming to international students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa status during their stay at the university and in the United States.
With best wishes,
Dr. Peter Loedel
Director, Center for International Programs
As a member of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the Center for International Programs supports the following statement on the executive order on immigration.
The Center for International Programs in the best place I like at WCU! As an international student, I have faced so many problems related with my study and visa. People who work in the Center for International Programs provide excellent support in addressing all of the troubles I face.
"The Center for International Programs has been hands down one of the most important resources to me. From getting information internships as an international student, to meeting fellow students during events, and even finding opportunities to speak to fellow students about my country, CIP has been instrumental in keeping me engaged and motivated."
"The most valuable point of WCU to me, is undoubtedly the helpful, friendly and approachable professors. It is no question that they play a big role in helping me progress in a warm and welcoming atmosphere."
"The people, they are just pure fun! Everything is within walking distance which is convenient when you don't have a car. And the school is just big enough for always running into people you know but also getting to know new faces."
"What I like most about WCU is that it is right in the heart of West Chester. I love to eat, so having a variety of locations around campus to get food without having to eat from the school cafeteria everyday gives me great joy."
"The Center for International Programs is my "go to office" here at WCU. Also, the registrar's office and the library have been very helpful in regards to the administrative and academic aspect of being an international student."
"The thing I like most about WCU is the fact that there are so many opportunities afforded to West Chester students. There is always something to do or learn more about."
"The wide exposure is the best I liked about WCU! Being a small town girl from India, WCU has made me strong and confident. The university has given me many memorable "firsts". From my first job to being independent. It has been a home away from home."