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International Programs (IP) – Global Services

Years at WSU: Washington State University has been involved with building relationships with the international

community for nearly 100 years. Today, IP-Global Services works diligently to support an

ethnically diverse constituency of students, research scholars, and faculty.

Number of Employees: 9

Who they are: We enjoy helping international students and scholars, learning about other cultures, and having fun!

What they are known for:  The experienced team of IP-Global Services focuses on quality service to our WSU campuses and community stakeholders, while balancing the personal, social and academic needs of our international student and scholar populations in an all-encompassing respectful approach.

Significant achievement:

We serve WSU’s growing community of 1,900+ international students from 98 countries and over 600 international scholars. We are committed to providing high quality programs and services to help international students and scholars during their stay at WSU. International student enrollment has increased by 61% since 2007.

What they can do for you : IP-Global Services has primary responsibility for ensuring that the University is in federal compliance with all SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) reporting requirements, which is an eligibility requirement for federal grant applications. IP-Global Services contributes to a world-class environment by facilitating the hiring of permanent and temporary teaching and research faculty, and hosting of visiting scholars from around the world.

Department Goals:

  • Provide information for incoming students such as visa application processing times and procedures, and documents needed for reentry to the U.S. after temporary absences abroad.
  • Provide orientation and immigration information to all students, visiting scholars, and international faculty.
  • Provide hosting guidelines to bring visiting scholars to engage in collaborative research
  • Provide training on federal and state guidelines for hiring international faculty in temporary and permanent positions.
  • Coordinate the International Peer Mentor Program.
  • Provide intercultural training to departments and groups to better understand the needs and perspectives of international populations.
  • Work closely with Admissions, the Graduate School, Urban Campus Advisors, and academic departments to ensure accurate and timely SEVIS reporting

Hidden department facts:

1897. The first year  a Canadian citizen was the first international student to enroll in WSC.

1907. The first year a Japanese citizen was the first overseas international student to enroll in WSC.

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