International Center

Westminster College is committed to preparing students to be global citizens. Students are encouraged to take classes and participate in engaging co-curricular experiences that challenge their biases and prejudices and emphasize the knowledge that we live in an integrated, complex, and interdependent society.

Westminster's International Center serves as the central resource for community building, educational programming, and services in support of comprehensive internationalization. We provide advising for international students and scholars (F and J visas), as well as students interested in study abroad opportunities.

Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location

We are located in Walker One (between the Veterans Center and Hogle Hall).

Upcoming International Program Events

International Student Advisory Board

The purpose of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is to provide feedback and recommendations to the International Center to help improve the international student experience at Westminster College. This includes the development of new programs and services, raising the profile of international students on campus, and encouraging leadership development of international students.

ISAB is composed of

  • Undergraduate and graduate international students
  • International Center staff members
  • Additional individuals from Westminster may attend as invited guests

Terms of Board Service

A term is one academic year, however members may return for succeeding years. Regular attendance and participation is required. Please make sure that you can commit to the day and time of board meetings before submitting your application. All participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion of service.

Benefits

Members of the International Student Advisory Board attend meetings during the Fall and Spring semesters; share their questions, concerns, and ideas with Westminster administrative leadership, and communicate with their fellow students about their ideas for improving our campus atmosphere for international students.

  • The Board meets three to four times per semester with additional subcommittee work
  • Board members will also be required to communicate regularly with other international students and Westminster administration in between meetings

How to Apply

Students who meet the following eligibly requirements are invited to apply.

  • International Student Status
  • Good academic standing at time of application and throughout the board membership
  • At least one academic year remaining at Westminster at the time of application
  • Must be able to attend all meetings
Interviews will be conducted after the posted application deadline. A limited number of applicants will be selected as board members. In selecting members, the International Council will seek to include students that represent the spectrum of international student voices including a variety of academic majors, undergraduate and graduate students, and diverse geographic representation.

Application

Apply to the International Student Advisory Board

2015–2016 Board Members

Stella Zhang

Stella Zhang

  • Junior, China
  • Communication Major
  • Native in English and Chinese, Proficiency in Italian and Spanish
  • Visited over 20 countries and 30 states
  • Favorite Place in Utah: Bear Lake
  • Hobbies: Travelling, cooking, shopping and hanging out with friends
  • Works at the International Center

Nicola MacDonald

Nicola MacDonald

  • Junior, Canada
  • Psychology Major
  • Lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years
  • Favorite Place in Utah: Park City
  • Favorite Event at Westminster: Club Fairs
  • Hobbies: Painting, drawing, visiting museums and hiking

Vera Shi

Vera Shi

  • Senior, China
  • Economics Major
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English, learning Spanish
  • Favorite Place in Utah: City Creek
  • Hobbies: Hiking, skiing and travelling
  • Travelled to Europe for May Term, visited Italy, Austria, Poland and etc
  • Favorite Event at Westminster: Plays and concerts at Jewitt Center
  • Loves Westminster because: tiny class size and the atmosphere

Mia Yang

Mia Yang

  • Senior, China
  • Public Health Major
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and learning Korean
  • Favorite Place in Utah: Moab
  • Hobby: Snowboarding
  • Favorite Event at Westminster: International Festival!!
  • Doesn't like pickles nor tacos