The world is yours to explore. Whether you're a student outside of the United States looking to study with us in mountains of Western North Carolina or a Catamount seeking to discover what another country has to show you, we're here to guide your way. From visa information to immigration, exchange programs to international courses, we're building an international community in Cullowhee and we'd love to help you broaden your horizons.
Need more information? Find all documents, forms and frequently asked questions here.Learn More
Earn course credit with short-term course based trips in the U.S. and around the world.Learn More
Grow your reach through multi-cultural events and educational opportunities in our community.Learn More
Join us on April 11 from 11am-2:30pm at the UC Fountain to celebrate WCU's 39th Annual
International Festival! There will be a parade where international students, faculty,
staff and study abroad alumni carry a flag of their country, a variety of music and
performances, and booths from different countries and organizations providing information,
goodies, or food and drinks to sample.
It provides the community with a unique opportunity to engage and explore world cultures and fascinating traditions through food, music, dance, and artistry.
Students, faculty, and staff are playing an increasingly important role in organizing and staging Folkmoot USA, the Haywood County-based international festival of folk music and dance that kicks up its heels beginning Thursday, July 20.Read the full article
Become an International Student and discover what being a part of community means. With support from those of us here at the Office of International Programs & Services, we're excited to have you join us here.Apply Now
After spending nearly four days on Western Carolina University’s Cullowhee campus, professor Mo Mo Thant was able to take valuable information back to her native country of Myanmar as it undergoes a massive education reform.Read the full article
A delegation of educators from the Republic of Botswana will visit Western Carolina University for a week beginning Monday, July 17, as part of a continuing collaboration to address special needs students in that country.Learn More