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The Carruth Center's services will be provided virtually through telehealth and other online methods except in crisis situations or when clinically indicated until further notice due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Your counselors will contact you about ongoing service options. Please call 304-293-4431 or send us an email if you have questions. If immediate assistance is needed, the Crisis Text Line is available by texting WVU to 741741 to reach a live, trained counselor. It is free, confidential and available 24/7.

Resources for International Students

At Carruth, we welcome students from diverse cultural backgrounds and strive to learn about each students unique needs and experiences. The Carruth Center offers supports to WVU students dealing with the challenges of being a university student in the United States. 

We want to help students with a range of services to support their personal and professional endeavors with the goal of promoting well-being in all aspects of their life.

International students may experience difficulties such as:

  • Managing Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Language barrier/communication concerns
  • Academic demands
  • Career concerns
  • Limited social support
  • Adapting to a new culture and country
  • Struggle adapting to lifestyle changes
  • Periods of sadness
  • Substance abuse 
  • Relationship problems
  • Social problems
  • Coping with harassment or discrimination
  • Identity development (including cultural identity)

International Services at Carruth:

We offer a variety of  services to help the above areas of concern.   We encourage you to reach out to  make an initial appointment to discuss with a counselor what areas you may be struggling with and what we can do to help assist you.  Also check out our  Group Counseling which offers an International support group each semester.  

Resources for International Students:

International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS)

ISSS offers various cross-cultural programs and activities in which you can be involved. This includes Fitting in to the U.S. Culture workshops, Mentoring Program, Alumni Program, and Friends of International Students & Scholars. For more details, please visit their website, call them at 304-293-3519 or email them at  isss-students@mail.wvu.edu.

Student Success

The Student Success office provides one-on-one coaching, tutoring, and seminars on academic strategies. Tutoring services are available at Downtown Library ARC, Evansdale Library ARC, and Bennett Tower ARC for different subjects, such as chemistry, math, physics and statistics. The writing studio provides one-on-one consultation for different academic skills, such as note-taking, pre-writing to revision strategies, editing, and effective presentation techniques. 

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

The OAS works with students with temporary or permanent disabilities at WVU. Specialists work individually with students to help them achieve academic success.

Career Services Center

The Career Services Center may be able to help you with the following:

  • How to choose a major
  • Explore career options
  • Meet with a career development specialist
  • Build your resume
  • Review resume, cover letter, and personal statement
  • Networking
  • Job search strategy
  • Graduate school advising
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Career fairs and events

International Employee Friendly Employers

GoinGlobal is an online tool with an H-1B Info section where international students can search for US employers who have sponsored for H-1B employment visas. 

myvisajobs.com is another resource to see which employers have petitioned for H-1Bs in the past. This site also shows employers who have sponsored for Permanent Residency (Green Card).

US Department of Labor H-1B Data: The US Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification generates annual reports on labor certifications, which is a core part of the H-1B and Permanent Residency application process. Report examples include top occupations for H-1B by state, top 10 employers sponsoring for H-1B and top occupation areas for permanent residency applications.

International Student Scholarships

https://financialaid.wvu.edu/home/scholarships/international

https://isss.wvu.edu/students/scholarships

International Students Emergency Fund

The International Students Emergency Fund is reserved for currently enrolled students who experience a true emergency causing a financial hardship.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services  provides services to all students with legal issues including, but not limited to, the following areas of law: leases, contracts, landlord/tenant issues, consumer issues, notary services, insurance matters, wills and powers of attorney, debt collection, expungement of criminal records, employment grievances, family law and domestic matters, and general civil matters.

Student Organizations

Interested in exploring student organizations on campus? Please explore the diverse student organizations WVU has to offer, including different student organizations for majors/colleges, cultural/international groups, religious groups, services groups, and groups for sports and recreation. 

Cultural Student Organizations

Student organizations are constantly changing so please check here: