Congratulations on beginning your academic journey at Western Connecticut State University!

We are ready to help you get started and have gathered important resources to guide you through the process of securing your F-1 visa, making your way to the United States, and transitioning into life on campus.

We understand that living and learning in a culture different from your own can be both exciting and challenging. Our goal is to offer you the support necessary to make you feel welcome at WCSU and to provide you with the guidance and tools to achieve your academic goals, and enough information to enable you to navigate your way around campus and the community at large.


Immigration Information

Welcome, New International Wolves!

Congratulations on your admission to WCSU! The links in this section will help guide you through the visa application process and provide information to help you get started with your planning.

Current Students


Study Abroad with WCSU!

Studying abroad is beneficial because it creates global awareness, enhances academic learning, develops leadership skills, advances career opportunities, and facilitates personal growth. 

About the office of International Services

The International Services Office is located in the Midtown Student Center and assists international students from admissions through graduation with a variety of services. This includes advising F-1 students on federal immigration regulations to aid in maintaining lawful status.

The international services coordinator organizes support services for international students and promotes international awareness and understanding on the campus in a variety of ways. Her office commits to ease transition from one cultural experience to another and helps international students to secure the most benefits from their WCSU experience.

The ISC offers guidance with F-1 visa-related questions, employment , housing and other situations unique to international students. She works actively with the academic deans and various offices concerning progress or difficulties for students adjusting to a new academic setting and cultural environment. She also serves as the adviser to the International Student Association.

International student support services include:

  • Pre-departure details and first-arrival planning
  • Information and assistance on immigration policies and regulations
  • Guidance on internships through Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

The International Services Office handles two key areas at WCSU.

  1. Support of non-immigrant students holding F-1 visa (and their dependents) as a post-admissions service. We provide orientation and ongoing support and guidance of the non-immigrant federal regulations.
  2. Support of ISEP Exchange students.

Contact Information

Donna Warner

Ms. Donna Warner

International Services Coordinator

(203) 837-3270

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Midtown Student Center, Room 207