Each student at Wilson is assigned to an academic advisor. This professor will assist you in planning your complete program of study. You will meet your academic advisor during the orientation program and other times before registration. If you want to participate in drop/add, you must speak with your advisor and also get confirmation from the international office.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center includes professional staff members along with 16 tutors who provide free assistance. The Academic Support Center can help write or revise papers, prepare for a test, provide free tutoring, review note-taking and time management skills, along with offering disability support services.
You can be paired with an American student who has volunteered her time to meet with you once per week. You will meet to discuss cultural issues, educate each other, and make an American friend. You can educate her about your culture and language. More information will be provided in the beginning of the fall semester.
Friendly Families/Host Homes
This program allows international students to connect with a local host family. You do not live with this family; however, most Friendly Families invite students to family activities, holiday celebrations and outings. You will get to meet your Friendly Family shortly after your arrival at Wilson. We have a get-acquainted dinner and an end-of-year picnic. Plus, you and your family can meet often for fun!
Health Insurance for International Population
Wilson College does not sponsor or recommend a specific Health Insurance Company to our international students and scholars and their families. However, International Student Insurance and PGH Global www.pghstudent.com/wilson are companies that have expressed interest in selling policies to Wilson’s International population. You may choose to purchase your health insurance from either of these companies, or any other company of your choice, whether it be in your home country, or here in the United States. However, all students must be covered by a health insurance plan while enrolled at Wilson College.
International Student & Scholar Services Office (I.S.S.S.)
All international students can and should meet with ISSS regularly. This office has information regarding everything from cultural adjustment, visa issues, roommate concerns, etc. Immigration questions should be directed to ISSS.
This student club strives to promote diversity and multiculturalism and build awareness and acceptance of other cultures and traditions.
Resident Assistants (RA)
Resident Assistants are students who live in the same dormitory with you. They are trained to help resolve roommate disputes, plan social events for your floor and give you sisterly advice!
As a service to its students, the Office of Student Development offers a low cost Friday night shopping shuttle in addition to an airport shuttle for college break periods, and regular shuttles to the Washington D.C. Metro service and closest Megabus pickup point.
If you desire, a staff mentor will be assigned to you to provide guidance in a variety of matters ranging from resources available on campus to American culture.