• Four women look out at the sea.  Caption reads: 'Instutue for global engagement engages Western's campus community in thinking and acting globally'
  • A group of travelers stop for a photo.  Caption advertises Western Courses Abroad.
  • World at Western.  5 people dressed in nice suites stand together in a half-circle.
  • Two recent international grads smile in front of the red square fountain in their robes and caps.  Slide is an advertisement for the study abroad graduation sash.
  • A groupt of international students stand on a hill looking over the ocean

    Over 180 students from 40 countries studied at WWU during the 2017-2018 academic year

  • A group of international students stand with a WWU chef.  Slide is advertising IGE's Global Gourmets dinner.
  • Slide features a peace corps logo.  Western ranks 17th in the nation in 2018 among large-sized universities sending it's graduates to the Peace Corps.
  • A group of students in Mongolia gather as a group under the deep blue sky.
  • An international student makes a face at an exotic bird as it hops on the same rock. Quote from student: 'I chose to do the International Studies minor because it served as my educational link to the intersectionality within international relations. I now feel better equipped at understanding the big picture' - Heather, International Studies minor candidate.
  • A group of students smile together on a wooden dock in the sunlight.  Slide advertises: 'WWU International Student and Scholar Services. Connect to the world: www.facebook.com/wwuisss.
  • An information slide listing 'Western Abroad 101.'  Information sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays - 4:00 p.m.  Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. Friday's 12pm.  Check with EdAbroad for room locations.s
  • A silhouette of a person standing on a lookout point in the desert with the quote 'The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.'
  • The Fulbright seal.  Caption reads: 'Top Producer of Fulbright Winners.  Western Washington University produced four Fulbright winners in 2018, placing it tied for fifth place among public masters-granting institutions nationally.
  • Welcome to Bellingham's Sister Cities. Port Stephens, Australia Punta Arenes, Chile Vaasa, Finland Tateyama, Japan Tsetserleg, Mongolia Cheongiu, South Korea Nakhodka, Russa. Sepetember 4-5 2018.

In an increasingly inter-connected world, the Institute for Global Engagement engages Western’s communities in thinking and acting globally.

IGE Leadership:

Vicki Hamblin | Executive Director | Institute for Global Engagement

Heather Brown | Administrative Assistant

Ryan Larsen | Director | Education Abroad

Richard Bruce | Director | International Student & Scholar Services

Offices located in Miller Hall 204-215B