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International Student Services

Be a Part of Our Global Community

Students from 40 different countries call UC home

As one of the most diverse campuses in West Virginia, we believe that cultural understanding is critical – as well as an enjoyable experience – for our students.

Through our international campus community, UC students get the opportunity to learn about and gain respect for different cultures, create friendships that reach across the globe, and learn to be at ease with people from all different walks of life.

We’re proud to have students from so many countries, and we welcome and support you in your American educational journey.

From celebrations honoring all of our different cultures, to providing support while you navigate US regulations, to checking in with you to make sure you are adjusting to life in the US, our international students enjoy personal attention while also receiving excellent ESL support.

International Student Admissions

Life In the US

We know that it’s easy to find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed as you make the adjustment to life in the United States. Our Director of International Student Services, Office of Student Life and others are here to help.  We want your UC/US experience to be both memorable and positive.

Find out more about living in WV, maintaining your status and immigration information here:

 

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Connect with Violetta

 

From helping you navigate paperwork to coordinating our international celebrations, Violetta works to make every student feel at home.

Connect with Violetta

 

From helping you navigate paperwork to coordinating our international celebrations, Violetta works to make every student feel at home.

Violetta Petrosyan

Director of International Students