International Students


In the International Studies Office in the Alumni Building, we understand what it’s like to live far away from home. Personally, I studied abroad in Seville, Spain for a semester and I worked in Japan for two years. I know how difficult it can be to make friends in a new place, to figure out how to find the resources you need and how to use them, and what it’s like to miss things, people and food from home. I met so many wonderful people while I was outside the United States, and I am thrilled to be in a position to serve you in the same way others assisted me abroad.

What can our office do to help you? We specialize in the services you need such as:
  • International Student Orientation
  • Explaining F-1 visa benefits and regulations
  • Advising on how to maintain your F1 visa status
  • Assist with processing official documents and requests
  • How to work off-campus with authorization
  • Information on your health insurance
  • Transferring in or out of Wingate University
  • Cultural adjustment concerns
  • How to obtain a Social Security number and NC Driver’s License
  • Signing your I-20 to travel outside the United States
  • Advising on any other matters that you need help with
  • Providing you with software access to file your taxes by April 15 each year
Jennifer Armentrout, Director of International Studies