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International Current Students

The International Programs Office provides students the resources for a well-rounded education at Westfield State University including academic and social experiences. IPO coordinates and administers programs that serve international students, faculty, and visitors to the Westfield community. Our staff is aware of the demands associated with studying in another country and the special needs of international students. We invite you to visit our website or email us before you arrive to Westfield State University or please come and visit our office when you arrive so we can be of assistance to you. 

Services offered:

  • Advising and assistance with immigration issues 
  • Making referrals to other campus services to assist students and scholars
  • SEVIS I-20 issuance for undergraduate, graduate, post doctoral students, and dependents 
  • Practical training (Curricular CPT and Optional OPT)
  • Assistance requesting a change of non-immigration status
  • Canadian students advising
  • F-1 extensions of stay in the United States
  • Reinstatement of status
  • Exception requests
  • Disability assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Transfers
  • Informational seminars
  • Late arrival letter
  • Orientation
  • Personal advising
  • Cross cultural activities