We’re Glad You’re Here!

Western Oregon University is happy to have you on campus. As a WOU international student, you play an important role in the exchange of ideas and perspectives that contribute to everyone’s education and understanding of the world.

International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA) is here to provide information to international students throughout their college career. Advisors are available to meet individually with students about immigration and visa matters, cultural adjustment, financial issues, health insurance, academic concerns, and personal matters. When appropriate, staff will refer you or your family member to other university departments or community organizations for additional services.

To schedule an appointment with an international student advisor, please call our main office at (503) 838-8425.


  Ikaika Alapa’i
  Admissions, general inquiries
  Ambre Plahn   Admissions, insurance, transfer credits
  Jackie Bouvia
  F-1 Students
  Akaanchya Pradhan   Study abroad

Please explore the website to learn more about following important topics:

For more information about specific F-1/J-1 immigration regulations and benefits follow the links below.

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International Office

(503) 838-8425 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu  | Location: Maaske Hall 106