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International Education & Development

International Office Mission Statement


The mission of the International Office is to promote the concept of internationalization cross the campus, and to improve intercultural communication and understanding among WOU's students, faculty and staff, as well as to support and enhance international students’ and scholars’ academic, cultural, and social interaction at Western Oregon University.  The office also serves as the primary link between international students and visiting scholars, the university and the community. 


Our office works with international students and visiting scholars from all over the world to make their stays in the U.S. positive, enriching and fulfilling through cross-cultural programs and quality service.

The International Office:

  • Promotes globalization and diversity on campus
  • Provides information, assistance and consultation on concerns and matters pertaining to international students and scholars
  • Explores and executes cooperative programs with international institutions
  • Assists international students and scholars in the pursuit of their personal, academic and professional goals
  • Facilitates personal and cultural transitions that occur while studying abroad
  • Strives to increase international enrollment and involvement at WOU

International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail:

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