Welcome to the Office of International Education and Development

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The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) serves as the headquarter for all international outreach and activities on WOU’s campus.

Western Oregon University is located in Monmouth, a safe and beautiful town on the Northwest coast of the United States. The university is within an easy driving distance from major cities such as Portland, Seattle, the Pacific Ocean, and the breathtaking Cascade Mountains. The climate is moderate and comfortable nearly year-round.Established in 1856, Western Oregon University is the first public university in the state of Oregon. The university offers 40 undergraduate programs and 12 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs in education, business, and public services; and a cooperative program in nursing. Currently there are more than 6,200 students enrolled on WOU’s Monmouth campus.

OIED is responsible for:

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International Student Services Update: Students not planning to enroll full time at WOU for FALL term need to submit paperwork to the OIED office no later than October 26, 2016. For detailed information visit F-1 Rules and Regulations Departing WOU page.

Upcoming Events:

Fall Term Workshops for International Students


Coming Soon


Why Choose Western Oregon University

  •  In 2014 WOU was recognized as one of the top 100 colleges or universities in America and the only one in the Pacific Northwest in adding economic value and benefit to its graduates

  •  WOU was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award recognized by Insight Into Higher Education on November 15, 2012. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity.
  •  Ackerman Residence Hall, opened fall 2010, has received multiple awards for its environmentally friendly design and operations. Green Home Authority named Ackerman as one of the ten eco-friendliest dorms in the country in 2011
  •  Parade Magazine listed WOU as one of the top twenty small state schools for 2010. WOU was noted for its small classes and exceptional services for first generation to college students.
  • The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has recognized fourteen Western Oregon University faculty and staff for academic advising (three in 2008, one in 2009, two in 2010, two in 2011, one in 2012, four in 2013, and one in 2014).


What’s great about WOU

  • comfortable, friendly and safe hometown atmosphere


Please stop by the OIED office located in Maaske Hall. Our office staff would like to meet with you and find out how we can help you to meet your education goals at Western Oregon University.

Thank you for your interest in WOU and we look forward to meeting you soon.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.

International Education & Development
Western Oregon University

Maaske Hall

345 N Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR 97361




OIED Mission Statement

OIED 2008-2011 Strategic Plan

Contact Us: Phone: 503-838-8425 Email: global@wou.edu