International Students at Wyoming Colleges and Universitiesby Lori Johnston
International students can head to the western U.S. to earn a quality education in Wyoming and enjoy seeing some of our country's most spectacular sites, such as Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Parks.
More than 1,000 foreign students are studying in the Cowboy State, where the spirit of the American West thrives and more than 3 million people visit attractions such as Yellowstone and the majestic Old Faithful geyser.
About Wyoming Colleges and Universities
There are eight colleges and universities in the great state of Wyoming, and those options are chock full of opportunities for international students to learn.
The University of Wyoming in Laramie is the largest in the state, and the only public four-year university in Wyoming. U.S. News & World Report included University of Wyoming among its best colleges for winter enthusiasts, saying that "students can make the transition from classroom to slopes in less than 30 minutes, and are only a two-hour drive from the best slopes in Colorado to boot."
Academic institutions with the largest number of international students in this state are University of Wyoming, Northwest College in Powell, and Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Wyoming prizes its community colleges, which also attract international students.
Institutions of higher learning in Wyoming embrace their international student population. Northwest College, for example, celebrates its cultural diversity with special events such as Korean Night, where students use traditional dress, cuisine, music, and dance to share their culture with American students.
The state's affordable cost of living is seen on the educational front. Some colleges and universities, such as Casper College, a two-year school in Casper, offer among the lowest tuition rates in the country.
Life in Wyoming
Wyoming's sights attract outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers year round, and international students will be learning near some of the nation's top natural attractions. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, dog-sledding it's all part of the winter activities that international students can enjoy (when not in class) in Wyoming.
Wyoming also offers western adventures, such as rodeos and horseback riding, and visits to dude ranches and hot springs. Experiences in the great outdoors join the nightlife and cultural attractions in cities such as Cheyenne (the state capital), Laramie, and Casper.
International students need to be prepared to bundle up in Wyoming, where winter lows dip into the teens. During the summer, highs reach the 80s, giving a full sense of the seasons in this great state. In the summer, international students can enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking (in seven national forests), fishing, and viewing Wyoming's abundant wildlife (including elk and moose).
In Wyoming, which has the lowest population among the 50 states but is one of the biggest in terms of land size, international students can roam its gentle prairies and Rocky Mountain peaks.
Wyoming International Student Resources
University of Wyoming: The University of Wyoming provides a wealth of information for international students, from financial and immigration details to answering questions about bringing dependents and why learning in Wyoming may be just right for you.
Wyoming Community Colleges: Find details about the state's seven community colleges and the programs they offer.
Wyoming Travel & Tourism: The state's official tourism page, Wyoming Travel & Tourism gives international students a comprehensive overview of everything there is to do in Wyoming.