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What We Do

WVU has over 2,300 international students, representing 110 countries. The WVU International HomeStart Closet provides first time international students moving to Morgantown with care packages that are useful in starting a home. Although it is not the intent to meet all the needs, basic household necessities are often available. Items might include sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, dishes, flatware, glasses, mugs, kettles, pots, pans, skillets, microwaves, coffee makers and rice cookers. Large furniture items are occasionally available.

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The International HomeStart Closet helps to donate the essentials International Students need while staying at West Virginia University.

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The Closet is now accepting requests for household items once again.

Donations are welcome anytime and can be made by emailing the Closet at

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About Us

The Closet is a collaborative effort, led by volunteers and sponsored by the  Office of Global Affairs and the  President’s Office. It was started by Women Across Cultures, which continues to be involved. Contact with the Closet is best made by writing

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What People Are Saying

Thank you. I want you to know this would never happen in my country. I have never seen anything like the Closet.

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