Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies and Programs

International Studies
Hebeler Hall, 102
Mail Stop 7408
Fax 509-963-1558

Executive Director, Office of International Studies and Programs
Interim Director, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Nicki Kukar, MEd

Rachel Gordon, international partnership manager
Shelby King, MSc, SEVIS coordinator
Cheri Lince, administrative assistant
Roslyn (Roz) Moes, international student advisor
Ryan McGuckin, program coordinator
vacant, international student recruiter
Raymond (Ray) Wells, MSc (by Research), office assistant lead

Program Information
The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) coordinates all internationally related activities on campus. This includes maintaining institutional linkages, facilitating faculty exchanges, recruiting international students, providing study abroad/exchange, and academic advising for both international students and American students, promoting English language acquisition through the Asia University America Program (AUAP), and the University English as a Second Language program (UESL), and collaborating with the academic deans and departments in support of the overall internationalization of the university curriculum.

OISP provides a variety of services to all segments of the university in order to meet the diverse needs of CWU’s students, faculty, international students, research scholars, and professors. The following services are offered through the OISP: study abroad/exchange advising (SAEP), advising to international students, English language training through the UESL program, and a unique English language and cultural learning experience for Japanese students from Asia University in Japan through AUAP.

Institutional Linkages
Central and the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) maintain active inter-institutional and organizational relationships with the following universities: Anhui University, China; Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, Japan; Herzen State Pedagogical University, Russia; University of Pecs, Hungary; various countries in the International Student Exchange Program; Mexico; Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan; Beijing Jiaotong University, China; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Charles Darwin University, Australia; Griffith University, Australia; Macquarie University, Australia; University of Shimane, Japan; Shimane Women’s Junior College, Japan; Takushoku University, Japan; University of Hull, United Kingdom; Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile; Pukyong National University, Korea; Kyundong University, Korea; Ewha Women’s University, Korea; various countries in the AHA International; Beijing University, China; Universidad Anahuac del Sur, Mexico; Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France; College Consortium for International Studies, various countries; American Institute for Foreign Studies, various countries; Centro de Investigaciones en Medio Ambiente y Salud (CIMAS), Ecuador; University of Washington Cadiz Program, Spain; Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico; Asia University, Japan; American Pacific University, Vietnam and Napier University, Scotland.

Active student and faculty exchange opportunities exist between CWU and these institutions.

International Students and Scholars
International students and scholars receive academic advising, advocacy, and immigration regulations and procedures assistance through OISP. Support services are available to all international students including those here for language training in the UESL department, to take part in an academic year exchange, or to obtain a bachelor or master’s degree, in International, and Area Studies.

International and Area Studies
CWU offers Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish language courses. Students studying a language are encouraged to have international experience in order to learn more about the cultural context of the language. Regular degree programs are offered in world languages with specializations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The world language broad area major may include studying abroad in a country where the target language is taken.

Students can internationalize their undergraduate education by completing a major or minor in Asia Studies and/or Latino and Latin American Studies Program. There is also a minor in International Studies. These programs of study are interdisciplinary and incorporate courses in anthropology, art, economics, geography, history, languages, philosophy, and political science. Other area-focused courses are also available throughout the academic year.

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: https://www.cwu.edu/academics/specialized-programs/international-studies-program/ or by contacting the department directly.


    MinorNon-degree Programs


      English as a Second Language (ESL)International Study (INTL)