Welcome International Students & Scholars!

The International Center of Winthrop University welcomes students from around the world to our campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Winthrop hosts international students from an estimated 40 different countries. We are excited that these students choose to study at Winthrop University and call Rock Hill, South Carolina home.

We hope that you might consider letting Winthrop be your "Home Away from Home" as well.

The International Center provides an experienced immigration advising staff to help answer questions related to obtaining an F-1 or J-1 student visa, traveling to the U.S. and maintaining legal student immigration status once you arrive. Our website is beneficial to all international students as it offers information about a wide range of topics useful to international students both prior to their arrival in the U.S. and while they are studying here.

The International Center also provides a wide range of services and programs to both new and continuing international students. We provide:

  • A comprehensive orientation program for all new international students each fall and spring semester
  • Programming on topics such as maintaining F-1 student status
  • Advising on CPT and the opportunities to work on- and off-campus
  • Assistance and information on adapting to American academic and social culture
  • Non-resident tax assistance
  • Information on OPT and a students immigration options after graduating from Winthrop
  • Opportunities for international students to engage with American students through the sharing of their home cultures with the campus community

Ultimately, it is the goal of the International Center to assist our students in having a rewarding and fulfilling experience at Winthrop University.

Apply to be an international student at Winthrop University!

If you have any questions concerning international students at Winthrop University please contact the International Center. Thank you!