The Office of International Programs (OIP) encourages and facilitates the exchange of students and scholars between its domestic campuses in Southeast Michigan and educational and research facilities around the world. It also advances the university's global agenda by expanding Wayne State's presence abroad and identifying diverse global applications for university-supported research and innovations. Finally, it is a nexus of academics, culture and business, connecting the Metro Detroit community with the university, cultural, and corporate constituencies, locally and abroad.

OIP comprises of the Office of International Students and Scholars, which receives and supports students and academics coming to Metro Detroit; the Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs, which assists Wayne State students pursuing an educational experience outside the United States; and the English Language Institute, an intensive program that prepares non-native English speakers for academic and social success. The Office of International Programs also assists WSU students with identifying and applying for fellowships opportunities through its Office of Fellowships. OIP also manages the recruitment of international students into undergraduate and graduate programs at WSU, establishes international partnerships between WSU and universities abroad, and has proudly hosted a variety of federally-sponsored international summer programs, such as the Fulbright Gateway Orientation and the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

OIP is eager to foster global connections amongst prospective students, current students, and faculty! Please do not hesitate to contact us about your international interests, initiatives, or questions.


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Ibrahim Ahmad receives $100,000 Rangel Fellowship from State Department

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, about 45 Rangel awards were offered to 900 candidates. The $100,000 scholarship is one of the most exclusive in the country, paying for two years of graduate study and providing two internships, one on Capitol Hill and another at a consulate or embassy. At the end of the program, Ibrahim will be granted a position as a diplomat with the Foreign Service.