Contact the International Student Advisor:
Kevin J.H. Childers
109 Cordelia Camp Building,
69 East University Way
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At WCU, we value the rich contribution our international students make to campus life. We’re committed to providing the support you need throughout the application process.
As you review WCU’s admission requirements, application checklist, and important dates and deadlines, you’ll find instructions and considerations tailored to your unique circumstances. We also offer guidance regarding your options for finding financial assistance.
If you're planning to come to WCU through a student exchange, the Office of International Programs and Services is here to help! Learn more about becoming an exchange student at their site.
And if you choose to attend WCU, you’ll find resources to help you excel in your classes and connect with your fellow students:
- International Student Association—Share your culture and learn about students from around the world through educational, social, and recreational programs.
- International Student Advisers—You'll have an adviser to help you get used to life on campus, as well as an academic adviser.
- International Student Orientation—This is your formal introduction to important people and services around campus. It’s also a great way to meet new students.
- The Student Exchange Visitor Information System—Every U.S. institution admitting international students must use this system to generate and issue the visa documents needed to enter and study in the United States.