International Services

The International Student & Scholar Services Office can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We’ll guide you through the process from applying to WSU, filing for a visa, arriving on campus, and more.

Apply to WSU

The International Student & Scholar Office (ISSS) is housed on the Winona campus. Students with questions about immigration can arrange to meet with ISSS staff on the Rochester campus by calling 507.285.7100 or emailing

Apply Today

Winona State University is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Submit your documents by:

  • June 1 for Fall 2024 admission
  • Oct. 1 for Spring 2025 admission

We are currently accepting admissions materials online.

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Aug. 20
Last Day to Arrive at WSU
Aug. 21-25
New International Student Orientation
Aug. 26
Classes Begin

Programs & Events

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to enjoy many cross-cultural programs and events hosted by International Student & Scholar Services.

If you have an idea for an event or program, let us know!

Cultural Cafes
Each month during the semester, Cultural Cafes are a way for students and community members to learn and share about their or other cultures from around the world through food, music, dance and more.
Upcoming Events
Two female students dressed in traditional cultural clothing have a conversation.
International Night
Held each spring semester, International Night showcases performances and food from around the world.

Immerse yourself in this year’s International Night, “Cultural Fusion,” on March 23.

Get Tickets
Friendship Family Program
Many international students want to know more about how Americans live, but few have opportunities to meet American families while going to college in the United States.

In the Friendship Family program, WSU international students are connected with American families who volunteer to invite students into their lives for a semester (or more).

You’ll be able to share stories, learn about each other’s culture, and perhaps celebrate holidays together.

Volunteer families are not expected to provide financial support or housing for international students.

A group of international students hang out together in a park in Winona.
Day Trips

The International Club and ISSS office sponsor trips so students can experience Minnesota and Wisconsin attractions like:

A large group of international students pose together while on a trip to a ski lodge.
Contact International Student & Scholar Services
International Student & Scholar Services Office

Maxwell 130
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 1.507.457.5303
Fax: 1.507.457.2474

Email ISSS
ISSS on Social Media

WeChat: @WSU International

WhatsApp: 1.507.312.3984

ISSS Facebook

ISSS YouTube

ISSS Instagram