Greetings from ISSS!
International students and scholars are valued members of the Western community.
We welcome about 180 international students from over 35 countries.
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We have an ongoing fundraiser for international students who have financial emergencies. This fund will go 100% to support…
Global Gourmets Banquet
Every winter quarter, student volunteers work with the University's executive chef to reproduce authentic dishes from their home countries, which form the centerpiece of this elegant event.
Current Western students may join any quarter and participate as much as your schedule allows. To join, complete the International buddies Program Application Form. The program coordinators will contact you and pair you with a buddy who shares some of your interests.
Western’s International Buddy Program is designed to help the new International students transition smoothly to Western’s campus and Bellingham, and to create opportunities make global friendships and share cultures. The program coordinators organize a number of group activities every quarter—most are free or low-cost!
Meet ISSS Students
Many students in our program competed on the Collegiate Cyber Defense Club. We had fun and got experience with real-life applications. The competitions were in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where we also got to meet big sponsors such as Boeing, Google, NSA, and the Department of Defense.Ky TranVietnam