International Students

International Students

International Students

Achieve your best. Study in the U.S.A. at PennWest California.

PennWest California welcomes international students from around the world to its campus in southwestern Pennsylvania. Undergraduate and graduate students get a top education as they study on our campus in the rural town of California, located in the foothills of the Laurel Highlands and the city of Pittsburgh metropolitan area. 

The Office of International Programming and Study Away guides qualified international students through the application process and provides guidance and support for international students during their time on campus.

Whether you need international telephone access to call home or want to connect with other international students who are studying at PennWest California, this office is available to assist.



PennWest California students come from all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries.


Apply to Become an International Student

International students should review PennWest California’s programs of study and then apply online. See required English language test scores, choose your application and learn about our international admissions processes and requirements for undergraduate and graduate students.

Please note that PennWest California offers degree programs in both on-campus and online delivery methods.  If you are seeking admission to PennWest California as an F-1 Visa student, you must choose a degree program that is delivered on campus if you intend to live at PennWest California.

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University Life at PennWest California


Discover everything you need on PennWest California's campus, from best-in-class housing to health and wellness facilities. Over 100 student clubs and organizations - including the International Student Club - give you endless opportunities to build community.

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Tuition and Financial Aid


Benefit from a big value, without a big cost. Vulcan Merit Scholarships are available to international students who meet the GPA requirements. 

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Find answers to some of the most popular questions international students have about attending PennWest California.

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