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International Community

There are many opportunities for international students to build friendships with other international and American students at Whitman as well as with members of the local Walla Walla community.

International Community at Whitman

Meet the International Student Support staff and some of the international students currently studying at Whitman.

Connection Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to meet other Whitties and members of the Walla Walla community.

The Global Whitties program is designed specifically to support new international students in their first year at Whitman College. The program pairs first-year international students with returning students to foster relationships and help new students adjust to life at Whitman and in the United States.

If you are interested in participating in the program and being matched with a returning student, please complete this survey. Any additional questions can be directed to International Student & Scholar Services in the Intercultural Center.

Global Whities co-presidents:

Pavita Sidhu sidhup@whitman.edu
Lydia Moriku morikul@whitman.edu


Angel Baikakedi baikakea@whitman.edu

Visit the Global Whitties Presence page

The Glover Alston Center, commonly known as the GAC is a resource to facilitate Whitman’s commitment to sustaining a diverse community. The Glover Alston Center welcomes and supports differences, collaborates with academic departments, encourages input from divergent perspectives, enhances intercultural and international awareness, and models respect for all in the Whitman community. The Glover Alston Center achieves this by serving as:

  • A unique place for programs to develop understanding, and community involvement.
  • A place where conversations about diversity, difference, multiculturalism and social justice occur.
  • A social and academic space for collaboration between members of the Whitman community.
  • A meeting place and home for campus organizations and clubs. An open space for meditation, contemplation, and reflection.
  • Conference room, media room and fully equipped kitchen allows for programming and activities for Whitman community.
  • Generous and welcoming outdoor area for gatherings and activities.

With this facility, the Whitman community hopes to foster meaningful exchanges between individuals and groups for the greater understanding and mutual respect of one another by encouraging engagement, leadership development and learning.

The Glover Alston Center is located near the west side of the campus, at 26 Boyer Ave.

Whitman College uses Canvas platform to deliver academic content. International Office adopted the same platform to facilitate communication and discussions with international students.

All incoming international students are invited to the International Students Canvas Site. ISSS announcements and instructions on taxes, health insurance, employment and other topics are posted primarily on that site.

You can adjust your own notification options so whenever new announcement is posted you receive email warning.

Most of these announcements allow for discussion. Students are encouraged to post questions publicly so others can benefit from the additional information provided in responses.

If you have no access to this Canvas site, notify the DSO (leckige@whitman.edu) immediately.

Office Information
  • Memorial Building 205
    345 Boyer Ave.
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • Email or Call to Schedule a Virtual Advising Appt.
  • 509-527-4992
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