In an atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and encourages social tolerance, the International House provides ongoing programs and essential services to assist, educate, and support international students and scholars in their transition to U.S. society and academic culture.
In an effort to ensure student, scholar, and institutional compliance with federal regulations, we provide professional expertise on immigration and employment issues.
As advocates of international education, we promote the academic, professional, and personal growth of international students and scholars and foster an appreciation of their many contributions to the WPI community at large.
How to Access International House Services
Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. Staff members are available to answer questions via email, at arranged appointments, or during walk-in hours.
Who to Ask?
Students and scholars with questions are encouraged to check out the International House staff list. The primary advisor for each topic will help answer your inquiries. If the primary advisor is unavailable, the secondary advisor may also be consulted.
News and Updates:
*TAX SEASON IS HERE!* For more information about your 2012 taxes please check our tax website and attend one of our tax workshops offered at the International House (dates and times listed below).
Check out the 1st issue of WPI's new international and intercultural magazine unpacked organized inpart by International House: Click HERE.
C Term 2013 Events:
Tax Workshops (at the International House)
Tuesday, February 12 @ 4pm
Wednesday, March 6 @ 3pm
Tuesday, March 19 @ 4pm
Thursday, April 11 @ 3pm
Art of Small Talk
Wednesday, February 6 @ 4pm, Higgins House
Learn how to connect with Americans by starting conversations in social settings--a great skill for networking! Please register HERE.
Career Fair Preparation/Visa/Job Search Questions Workshop
Monday, February 11 @ 4:30pm, International House
How to Apply for CPT and OPT
Thursday, February 14 @ 3:30pm, International House
Wednesday, February 20 @ 4:30, International House
Black History Month Read-In
Thursday, February 7 @ 4pm, Campus Bookstore
Do you have a favorite poem, book passage, sermon, quote, or song lyric by an African-American, African, or Caribbean artist? Share it with us during this annual event!
ISC International Food Festival
Wednesday, February 13 @ 4pm, Odeum, Campus Center
Try cusinie from around the world!
WPI Global Book Club: Iran-- "My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored Iranian Voices" edited by Lila Azam Zanganeh
Thursday, February 21 @ 4:30pm, Campus Bookstore
Join us for a discussion on this non-fiction book about Iran. Light refreshments will be served!