International Connections Day

We can't wait to connect with you!

International students and international student advisors please join us in November to explore our beautiful campus, learn about Western's outstanding academic programs, connect with staff from Admissions and the International Student and Scholar Services, and hear first hand about the experiences of current international students.

Please contact Gisella Casasnovas at (360) 650-4764 or with any questions about this program.

Sign up to be notified when International Connections Day registration opens.

Who's Invited?

All international students interested in Western Washington University and their advisors


Free! There is no charge for attending this program. And, we will provide you with lunch in one of our dining halls!
Sample Program Agenda

11:00 a.m. Check-in at Academic West's south lobby

11:30 a.m. Campus tour  
Join our fantastic Student Admissions Representatives for an insider's look at Western's campus! This special tour includes stops at popular student locations, including the Wade King Recreation Center, the Viking Union and Associated Students hubs, the Ethnic Student Center, the Outdoor Center, and more.

1:00 p.m. Let's eat!  
Enjoy great food and even better company as you eat a complimentary lunch in our dining hall with current Western Washington University international students and advisors.

2:00 p.m. Admissions workshop & international student panel
Learn about the International student application process and hear first-hand from international students about their experiences at Western.

3:30 p.m. International residence cluster
Check out one of the International Residence clusters to get an idea of on-campus housing options at Western.

What to Bring

We ordered the sun, but please be sure to check the actual Bellingham weather forecast before you visit. We recommend layered clothing, a rain jacket or umbrella and comfortable shoes.

Also, bring a water bottle. Western recently joined 50 other colleges in becoming a bottled water free campus. This student-led initiative supports one of Western’s core values of environmental sustainability. Guests can purchase cups of water at any of our eateries on campus, as well as bring their own reusable water bottle to fill at water fountains or hydration stations.

Exploring Bellingham

While you are in town, check out places to stay and eat and other activities in the Bellingham area.

If you need overnight accommodations, space is limited and we recommend booking a hotel reservation in advance.


For accessible parking and campus route information click here or ask our student volunteers when you arrive.

Campus tours are barrier-free.

Dietary Restrictions

Dining halls and campus markets offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options.