International Student Services

The Global Education Office offers a full range of services for both international exchange students and international matriculated students. The guidance we provide our students begins from their initial period of application throughout their stay at Washington College.

The Global Education Office is here to help you get the most out of your Washington College experience! From your semester check-in to your departure paperwork, the Global Education Office has the experience and the knowledge to help you along.

In addition to this page, you should visit Pre-Arrival Information. Here you will find links to help you plan your travel to campus, learn more about the International Student Orientation, and even get some advice on packing! This page is also where you will find important Visa and SEVIS information, so definitely take a few minutes to explore all of the resources this page holds!

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Frequently Used Resources

At Washington College, all International students are required to purchase a meal plan. The Dining Services site includes an explanation of our meal plan system, as well as detailed information about the different meal plan options which are available to you.

Visit Dining Services

Not feeling well? Missing family & friends back home? Stressed over assignments and test? Medical and emotion support is available on campus for all Washington College students.

Visit the Health & Counseling Center

GEO and the Health & Counseling Center have partnered with Mantra Health to provide online and phone counseling services for international students and U.S. students studying abroad.

Interested in a job on campus? Want to participate in an academic internship? There are several different employment options for International students at Washington College.  

Learn more about your employment options.

Any student who is classified as a F, M, or J non-immigrant, with active status in the SEVIS record is permitted to obtain a Maryland drivers license or identification card.

Learn more about licenses & identity cards.

There are an incredible amount of interesting places to visit just a short drive from Chestertown. If you plan on traveling, make sure you check out the travel information we've compiled to get some helpful information about what’s all around us!

The Global Education Office has put together a short guide to help explain the American currency system.  This page also provides some useful information on banking, taxes, direct deposit, fees, and tipping.  

While we hate to see you go, there are some very important steps to take when leaving Washington College. Departure Information will help set you on the right path for leaving the College, releasing your transcripts, and wrapping up any financial concerns before you leave the United States.