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What We Do
WVU has over 2,300 international students, representing 110 countries. The WVU International HomeStart Closet provides international students moving to Morgantown for the first time with welcoming gifts 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.Learn How You Can Help
The International HomeStart Closet helps to donate the essentials International Students need while staying at West Virginia University.
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
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.