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Welcome to the Office of International Education and Development! (View in Chinese) .

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) serves as the headquarter for all international outreach and activities on WOU's campus.

OIED is responsible for:

International Student Services:


Applications and transcript evaluations


I-20/DS-2019 visa forms issuing

New international student orientation

Immigration advising

On campus activities

Visiting Scholar Services:

Applications and evaluations

Program and class placement

On campus activities

Study Abroad:


Application and evaluation


Study Abroad orientation

Faculty International Development

Overseas lectures and workshops

Overseas presentations and performances

International Programming and Collaborations:

Joint degree programs

special training programs

Summer camps

Please stop by the OIED office located in Maaske Hall. Our office staff would like to meet with you and find out how we can help you to meet your education goals at Western Oregon University.

Established in 1856, Western Oregon University is the first public university in the state of Oregon. The university offers 40 undergraduate programs and 12 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in education, business, and public services; and a cooperative program in nursing. Currently there are more than 6,200 students enrolled on WOU’s Monmouth campus.

Western Oregon University is located in Monmouth, a safe and beautiful town on the North West coast of the United States. The university is within an easy driving distance from major cities such as Portland, Seattle, the Pacific Ocean and the breathtaking Cascade Mountains. The climate is moderate and comfortable nearly year-round.




International Education & Development

Western Oregon University

Maaske Hall

345 N Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR 97361

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What's Great About WOU?

  • comfortable, friendly and safe hometown atmosphere
  • rolling admission for international students, no deadlines when applying
  • more time with professors and staff
  • easy to get involved in campus life
  • close to beautiful outdoor attractions
  • a welcoming local community

How Can OIED Help You?

  • advise about immigration status
  • connect you to useful services
  • get involved with student clubs
  • prepare career and job opportunities
  • orientation to the area
  • weekend trips


Quick Facts about WOU:

  • offers over 50 academic programs including over 40 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs
  • enrolls more than 6,200 total students
  • more than 300 International students enrolled from among 22 different countries
  • rural campus setting of 157 acres
  • quarter based academic calendar
  • ranked #80 in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities (West)
  • Student-faculty ratio of 18:1
  • half of classes are fewer than 20 students
  • part of the NCAA II athletic conference
  • hosts visiting scholars from other countries

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OIED Mission Statement


OIED 2008-2011 Strategic Plan


Thank you for your interest in WOU and we look forward to meeting you soon.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.


International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu

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