College of Western Idaho's (CWI) International Club brings together American, international, and refugee students to connect and educate others on diversity while promoting friendship and fun. We strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for new international and refugee students at the College to foster academic success and well-being. Join the International Club by attending club meetings or events!

Get Involved

  • September – International Welcome Gathering
    • Celebrate the new year by meeting new friends, selecting club officers, and eating culturally diverse food.
  • October – Field trip to Lowe Family Farmstead
    •  Enjoy a traditional fall destination with fellow students.
  • November – Peace Feast
    • Share conversation, culture, and friendship around the common language of food.
  • December – Field trip to Winter Garden Aglow
    •  Enjoy a magnificent display of lights and decorations with fellow students.


  • Join our What’s App channel!
  • Find the CWI International Club on Facebook and Instagram to connect with other incoming students and ask questions of current students.
  • Request to be on our interest list to learn about upcoming meetings and events. 



Club News

Students pose for a photo at Student Leadership Banquet

Students at College of Western Idaho were recognized and celebrated for their leadership on campus and in the community at the Student Leadership Banquet Friday, April 15.

An Educational Quest - Leading the way toward a brighter future

Learn what it takes for refugees to succeed in education and professionally during an engaging YouTube Live event, Dec. 3.

Students with arms around each other smiling and laughing

Student Leadership Banquet celebrates student contributions in helping to develop and maintain a feeling of community at the College.

CWI student, Kaw Paw

CWI student, Kaw Paw, who came to America from a Thailand refugee camp, is pursuing an education to help herself, her family, and others.

CWI Students, Kaw Paw, left, and Tawa Giwa

This year’s virtual event featured interviews and a Q&A session with two, foreign-born CWI students, Kaw Paw and Tawa Giwa.

Cultural Meet & Greet

Join the International Club virtually, Oct. 30, to learn about different cultures, meet, and mingle.