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International Student Support
Please donate to the WWU International Student Support Fund!

Western hosts 150-200 international and exchange students each year, on F-1 and J-1 visas. These students come from over 40 countries, contributing valuable and diverse perspectives to our campus and community. They also help financially support WWU as well as the local community. 

International students at WWU pay non-resident tuition, and do not qualify for U.S. federal financial aid. They have very limited access to scholarships and are not generally authorized to work off campus. They do not have the safety network that domestic students have. Many families make huge sacrifices to fund their children’s education in the U.S. because they believe in our educational system. 

Some of the issues that cause financial challenges include:

  • Currency devaluation in many countries, relative to the U.S. dollar
  • Parents losing employment and going through financial hardship
  • Natural catastrophe or economic crises back home
  • Loss of home-country government scholarship
  • Visas restrict international students from working off campus
  • Increased cost of airfare, testing and quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Read how donations to the International Student Support Fund have already helped students overcome challenges and continue on with their degree

Thank you for supporting the educational and financial needs of WWU international students!

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New Grad Challenge!
Thank you! Generous gifts from new grads have unlocked an additional $3,000 in funds!
$3,000 MATCHED
Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 Club Sports 420
2 $1,000 College of Business and Economics 381
3 $1,000 Athletics 377
4 $1,000 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 310
5 $1,000 College of Science and Engineering 199
HUB International Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, HUB International, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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