Institute for Global Engagement
  • 'I learned so much about myself and the world. Everyone should study abroad' -Annie, Spanish/Anthropology major studied one semester in Chile on a study abroad scholarship.
  • Western's International Buddy Program is designed to help new International students transition smoothly to Western. The International Buddy Program provides opportunities to meet and make global friendships.
  • During the 2017-2018 academic year, over 180 international students came to Western from 40 countries, including Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Germany, and Canada
  •  Over 700 Western students studied abroad in 2017-2018 in a variety of programs and exchanges. The top five destinations were: Italy, Japan, Spain, Australia, and Mexico.

Education Abroad

Western offers many learning experiences for students who want to spend a few weeks or even a year outside of the U.S.

Financial Support

Financial aid and scholarships are available to Western students who participate in qualified education abroad programs.

International Studies

A cross-disciplinary International Studies minor adds a global component to many Western major programs.