Chinese Students & Scholars Association


Hey New friends,

Welcome to join us and to study in West Virginia University!! We are so proud to have you as one of our members!

WVU is located in a peaceful and beautiful small town, Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown has been named the best small city in America recently! We are privileged to have a combination of the friendly and safe atmosphere of a small community with the modern conveniences of a metropolitan city.

West Virginia University excels in academics, athletics, and community involvement. Take a minute to check out WVU, and have a virtual tour of WVU.

State animal: Black Bear | State bird: Cardinal | State flower: Rhododendron | State tree: Sugar Maple

We understand that you may feel a little bit worried if you’ve never been to the United States, as we did. We were concerned about our landing, lodging and accommodation before boarding. Now, we are here and try to reduce your anxiety. First, please carefully read our Welcome Letter( Chinese Version , English Version ), and make sure following the instructions.

We also invite you to check out our group list website, join our group list and share information with all members here. Please do not hesitate to post your specific information whenever you need help. If you do not have a yahoo ID right now, just send us an email, we will add you to our group list in 24 hours.

Please keep in mind that we will try our best to help you to settle down.If you need housing, pick-up or any other help, please post a message via after joining our group list. You may also get more latest messages on our group list.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon! Good luck and have a nice trip!

About Morgantown

Ready to Trip

Things to Bring:

Please refer to the link “ Student Tips 2011-2012 ” or “ students Tips 2014-2015 ” or “ Student Tips 2016-2017 “for the detail information.

Before Leaving

Before leaving China, we suggest you

Boarding—Enter US

Traveling English

Useful Traveling Engllish is available.

Upon Arrival

Airport Pick-up

We need to know your airline company, flight number and arrival time at Pittsburgh Airport before you leave. If your flight were delayed or anything would be changed, please notify your contact person or us immediately. We will meet you at the place for baggage claiming in the Pittsburgh Airport.


Make a call to your parents

After settling down, make a call to your parents. Suggest you use phonecard instead of long distance tel. company.


How to Get Free Minutes

Make sure you enter the Promotion Code: CSSAWVU for each time purchasing or recharging the card, so that you can get 60 FREE minutes credit and it will apply to your account immediately.

Also, you can choose Google Voice:

Temporary Lodging

We urge you act early in apartment hunting. In case of not finding a room while arrival, we will try our best to provide temporary lodging for incoming new students with the help from the Chinese community. On the other hand, we suggest you pay a little as a courtesy to your host family, though we know most of them will not accept your offer.

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