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International graduate students desperate for help

International graduate students desperate for help

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 23, 2021

A 2018 survey published by the journal Nature of over 2,200 graduate students across numerous countries, institutions and fields of study shows that “graduate students are over six times more likely...

The Office of International Programs is located in Bryan Hall, pictured here. The office wants domestic students to have the opportunity to experience and learn from WSU’s international student population, which is roughly seven percent across the system, said Daniel Saud, Office of International Programs director of undergraduate international admissions, recruitment and marketing.

WSU partners with AI-driven platform to increase international student recruitment

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

WSU secured a partnership with Explore by Cialfo to increase international student recruitment and engagement. Cialfo is an artificial intelligence-driven platform that helps students worldwide navigate...

International students should reach out to WSU’s Office of International Programs if they are concerned about returning to in-person learning.

Remote learning remains option for students unable to return to campus

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2021

Asynchronous learning options will remain available to WSU students who are not returning to campus for in-person classes this fall.  WSU recommends students who are unable or hesitant to return to...

Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser, said his family struggled to make ends meet at times. While in college, he broke his arm and resorted to getting X-rays from a veterinary clinic to save money.

‘US health care is like a foreign language’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 23, 2021

Leaders from multiple WSU departments spoke on students’ issues accessing affordable health care during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening.  Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser,...

Students who want religious accommodations must contact their instructors in the first two weeks of the semester.

Religious calendar allows students to celebrate holidays without class conflicts

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

WSU offers students a religious calendar so they can receive accommodations, such as moving an exam or an assignment due date, when classes conflict with their religious holidays. Professors...

Kate Hellmann, director of international student and scholar advising for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the office is a resource available to all international students who face challenges.

GPSA Senators discuss ways to protect international students from possible restrictions

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 13, 2020

A proposal of new national guidelines regarding international students can limit a student’s admission into the country to two years. “I am concerned, as well, but Washington state has Democrats...

International student Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh rows a boat on Lake Coeur dAlene. He cannot see his family in Iran because he has an expired passport and is unable to get a new one.

International students express thoughts on living in Pullman during pandemic

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 11, 2020

An Iranian international student could not have imagined he would be stuck in Pullman during the middle of a pandemic due to an expired passport. The junior civil engineering major, Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh,...

International students are no longer being required by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to take in-person classes at risk of deportation.

University officials express importance of international students feeling welcome at WSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 22, 2020

WSU doubled down on its support for international students amidst Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s reversal of its policy to force international students to take in-person coursework or leave the...

International students should reach out to WSU’s Office of International Programs if they are concerned about returning to in-person learning.

WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part...

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department,...

Taxes for international students explained

Taxes for international students explained

AMAAN RAHMAN March 13, 2020

WSU’s Global Services presented a workshop on Thursday at the Spark to help international students possessing an F1 or J1 visa type to file their 2019 taxes. The purpose of filing a tax return is...

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

Introducing GPSA candidates

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share...

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