"Today's graduates will work and live in an interdependent,
highly diverse, fast-changing, and volatile world.”
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Western Michigan University impacts the globe positively. We are a community of learners committed to human dignity, sustainability, social responsibility, and justice. Our campus embraces a diverse population of students, faculty and staff who develop learners and leaders who are locally oriented and globally competent, culturally aware and ready to contribute to world knowledge and discovery.
HOW CAN I BECOME A GLOBALLY ENGAGED STUDENT?
- Study, intern, or volunteer abroad.
- Choose major or elective courses with a global focus.
- Study a foreign language
1. Department of World Languages and Literatures—learn Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, ancient Greek, Italian, Japanese, classical and medieval Latin, or Russian.
2. Department of Spanish
- Become involved in a service-learning or volunteer project with local communities representing other cultures or local non-profits involved in global affairs.