Over the past 40 years, Wright State has welcomed and graduated thousands of international students from around the world. In these pages you will find all the information you need to submit a complete application for admission to our ESL program (LEAP), undergraduate program or to any of our graduate programs. Please review them carefully and be sure to include all the documents required and follow deadlines suggested or required to ensure a smooth application process.
Wright State University, located just 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, offers many benefits and interesting attractions to international scholars, visiting professors, international guests, and spouses or families who might be visiting with them. The university has an enrollment of over 19,000 students in accredited undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Over 600 students attend Wright State annually from other countries, and the university has a national reputation for being welcoming to all.
Information is also available through the "About" page on this website, or through the video provided at the bottom of the page. You may also find the video available in the following languages:
العربية, 中文, 한국어
Whether you're just now considering Wright State University, or you are already in the U.S. on our campus, you'll find all of your questions answered here. Please take a look at the categories presented to you. If you are are a new student applying to our University, visit our "Admissions" page. If you have just been notified about your acceptance, please visit our "Newly Admitted Students" page to view your orientation packets. Other information on programs, policies and customs are listed on this website.
J-1 visa rules now make it possible to bring visiting researchers or professors to Wright State University for as long as 5 years. Prior to this time, this category of Exchange Visitor was limited to a maximum stay of 3 years. These changes in immigration/visa regulations were accompanied with some other changes which make it critical to keep WSU visiting researchers/professors well informed and careful about making their long term plans.
Wright State University offers college-level ESL classes in speaking and writing to Wright State students and people in the community. In addition, ESL proudly partners with LEAP, our Intensive English program for students who wish to improve their English before starting a degree program.
The LEAP curriculum focuses on developing all of the language skills needed to prepare students for college or employment in the U.S. The program consists of four levels. Students can start their training at the elementary level and progress to an advanced, college ready level. Students may be able to begin the LEAP program at a higher level based on their placement evaluation results.
LEAP does not have a zero-beginner level. The lowest LEAP level is for students who have a basic knowledge of English.
• Elementary level: Fundamental English for basic communication and preparation for academic reading, writing, and grammar.
• Low Intermediate: Introduction to academic reading and writing with grammar support, as well as an emphasis on speaking and listening skills.
• High Intermediate: Continued work with academic reading and writing , grammar and speaking and listening.
• Advanced Bridge Level: Advanced preparation in reading, writing, speaking and listening for university or business purposes. Students at this level are entitled to take university classes for college credit. Successful completion of the Bridge level stands in place of a TOEFL score for admission to Wright State University.
Students are highly encouraged to get invovled with the student organization known as the "International Cultural Exchange" (ICE). ICE sponsors events to allow international students to experience American culture, culture of other nations and have fun in an informal setting. ICE will host events during the academic term ranging from a visit to a Haunted House to ice skating in cities nearby. It is free to join this student organization.