Information for International Students

WFU Global ProgramsWhether you are a current or prospective international student, the Wake Forest University Center for Global Programs & Studies is a great resource for you. Click here to visit their International Students & Scholars page. 


The Center for Global Programs & Studies assists with visa processing for the entire campus. Once you are admitted, they will begin working with you to ensure a smooth and safe arrival. Click here for more information on student visas.


WFU global programs student imageStudents with F-1 and J-1 visas are allowed some employment benefits that enable them to pursue internships and full-time employment in the U.S. Click here for additional information on International Student employment.  

IMPORTANT: Please contact the Center for Global Programs & Studies before accepting any internship, either paid or unpaid.

Curricular Practical Training is a benefit of the F visa status for those currently enrolled in full-time degree seeking programs. CPT allows students to pursue off-campus internships in their field of academic study. Read more here.

Entrepreneurial Summer Fellowships

Nick LaddIf you are an international student and awarded an Entrepreneurial Summer Fellowship or Scholarship from ICE, please contact the Center for Global Programs & Studies International Students & Scholars division to complete additional paperwork.

Starting your own venture


As an international student, please be aware that there are restrictions and limitations on starting your own business venture. Please contact the Center for Global Programs & Studies International Students & Scholars division for more information.

Deacon Springboard

9A logoDue to regulatory restrictions, international students are not eligible to participate in the Deacon Springboard. Please contact the Center for Global Programs & Studies if you have any questions.