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Information for Incoming Exchange Students

Welcome to WVU! West Virginia University is a truly international university. With students from over 100 different countries, representing all of our fields of study, we strive to engage all student to be truly global citizens.

Spring 2019 Incoming Exchange Student Arrival

Incoming Exchange Students should plan to arrive on campus before Thursday, January 3rd for New International Student Orientation. Students may check into WVU housing on Wednesday, January 2.

The Office of Global Affairs will provide transportation to campus from the Pittsburgh International Airport on January 2nd departing at 3:00pm and 9:00pm. Transportation from the Morgantown airport to university accommodations will be available on January 2nd upon request. Students should complete the Student On-Boarding and Arrival Questionnaire as part of their visa document application process.

WVU Coursework

Incoming Exchange Students are required to register in full-time, on-campus credit hours during their time at WVU. Course offerings can be found online:

Full time for undergraduates requires 12 WVU credit hours. Graduates must register in 9 WVU credit hours.


Office of Global Affairs (OGA) encourages all exchange students to live on our downtown campus as this is where the majority of your course work will be and its closer to the main street in downtown Morgantown, several of the student body activities take place on the downtown campus. 

Students that are required to live in WVU on-campus housing facilities follow the link below to decide which location is best for you.

Students that are not required to live in WVU on-campus facilities, I would encourage you to look at the WVU operated apartment facilities as opposed to private off-campus facilities.   

Dining & Meals

Dining Halls are located in many of WVU's dormitories and your meal plan will work at all of these.  If you are staying in a WVU Residence Hall, then you are automatically enrolled in the meal plan, and it is automatically applied to your student account.  For more information on Dining & Meals, please click here.

International Student Health Insurance

All students at West Virginia University are required to have health insurance. WVU's preferred provider is AETNA Student Health.  If you do not have AETNA student health, then you must complete a waiver; more information can be found here.

NOTE: Your waiver will not be accepted unless your insurance has the same coverage as the AETNA Student Health policy.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

We look forward to meeting you in Morgantown!