Residential Campus: Your Student's Home Away From Home

Travel anywhere can be very stressful. The upset of normal routine, the immersion in a new culture that speaks a different language, and lack of access to the comforts of our own home can be a challenge for anyone. Add in the workload and pressures of attending school , and our international students face a substantial amount of strain.

That is why the anchor of the community of the residential campus is so critically important to our international students' success. We believe that our residential campus and your residential advisor are the most important part of your stay in the United States. Your residential advisor will work diligently to help your student navigate the myriad of cultural and environmental challenges they will face upon arrival at WCA and in the first few weeks of school as they get accustomed to American life. 


Our residential campus meets high standards for safety and comfort including, at least the following:

• A bed with clean linen
• Private storage for a student’s belongings (chest of drawers or a closet)
• Access to a bathroom with clean towels (typically bathrooms are shared among members of the host family)
• Full meal plans (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• A quiet place to study, often in the student’s own room
• Airport pickup /drop off for student’s arrival and departure
• When possible, accommodating special requests (like dietary restrictions or mobility challenges)

Because your residential experience is so critically important, we have created this Frequently Asked Questions Page (FAQ), which we are continually building as great questions are asked to hopefully touch on any of your questions or concerns.