International Student FAQs


Can a student get around town without a car?

Yes, we provide a shuttle service to all local banks, grocery stores and other places of interest once a week. Also, many other students who do have cars are always willing to give rides.  Many students also purchase a bicycle to get around the community as well as for a little exercise.


Can I get a job?

International students with an F-1 visa are only eligible to work on campus up to 19 hours a week their first year. Campus jobs are available, but are highly competitive and not guaranteed. Starting wage for the first year of employment is $7.50/hour and goes up to $8/hour when you return to the same job for a second year.  International students may work off-campus during their second year as long as the type of employment is related to the student's program of study.


Do I need health care while in the United States?

Health care is very expensive in the U.S. Most Americans purchase medical or accident insurance to help pay for much of this high cost, especially for hospitalization, surgery, and emergency treatment.  International students are STRONGLY URGED to purchase a medical insurance policy while enrolled at Central Wyoming College. Forms and information may be obtained from the International Student Advisor or at the Associate Vice President of Student Services office.


How many International Students do you currently have?

We currently have 16 international students: four from Canada, two from Russia, Brazil, Australia, and Serbia, one each from Italy, the Ukraine, Germany, South Korea.

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