Institute for Global Engagement
  • Four women look out at the sea. The caption reads: Institute for Global Engagement promotes Western's campus community in thinking and acting globally'
  • Global Gourmets Banquet poster for February 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Wilson Library Reading Room.
  • Reel world film series poster for Fall 2018.
  • A group of travelers stop for a photo.  Caption advertises Western Courses Abroad.
  • World at Western.  5 people dressed in nice suits 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 group 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 Western chef.  Slide is advertising the IGE's Global Gourmets dinner.
  • Slide features the 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 Mongolian sky.
  • An international student makes a face at an exotic bird as it hops on the same rock the student is sitting on. 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:
  • An informational 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
  • A silhouette of a person standing on a lookout point in the desert. 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