Western Michigan University hosts hundreds of registered student organizations, many of which have an international theme or focus. Some groups showcase other cultures, some function as student unions for specific countries/regions, and some groups exist to host international events. Listed below are RSOs on campus with an international focus, including links to their GoRSO and Facebook pages. Increase your global engagement while earning your WMU degree by becoming a member of one of these groups! Visit the University's Go RSO website for a complete list of WMU's student organizations.
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Arab Student Association
The goal of Arab Cultural Society is to showcase and open the Arab society to all students around campus. Check out their GoRSO page.
Bronco African Students Association
To promote a greater understanding of African traditions and increase unity among students attending Western Michigan University regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. Check out their Facebook or GoRSO page.
Campus Activities Board
The Campus Activities Board focuses on bringing diverse entertainment for the enjoyment and pleasure of the students of WMU including concerts, comedians, movies, special events, cultural events and anything in between. Check out their Facebook and GoRSO page.
Cordao de Ouro at Western Michigan University
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines music, dance, acrobatic movements and martial-art techniques. If you are looking to get in shape, become more disciplined, or just have fun, there is a spot reserved for you. Check out their GoRSO page.
Dominican Student Organization
The DSO is intended to share and promote the Dominican culture and values with the WMU community, we seek to nurture and support a cultural and diverse awareness in collaboration with the University, its student organizations and the community. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
French Club at WMU
The French Club at WMU aims to spread the knowledge of French language and culture on campus through meetings aimed at practicing speaking and activities in French culture. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
German Club at WMU
Hillel at Western Michigan University
Bringing Jewish Life to Campus at Western Michigan University is our main goal. On a biweekly basis Hillel provides Shabbat dinners that bring together the student community with a special meal and inviting atmosphere. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Indian Student Association
The Indian Student Association exists to integrate the Indian community at Western Michigan University. ISA represents the Indian culture, promotes unity among its members and the community at large. ISA also helps new Indian students conform to WMU life. Check out their GoRSO page.
Indonesian Overseas Association
To unite all Indonesian students, scholars, and professionals in Kalamazoo area. This group is also open for non-Indonesians who are interested in Indonesian culture, language, and/or society in general. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
International Programs Council
International Programs Council is a student organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding through organizing campus-wide events in addition to hosting occasional social activities. IPC is open to all students. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Japan Student Organization
The main purpose of Japanese Student Organization is to support and help Japanese students from abroad and students interested in studying abroad, or otherwise interested Japanese language and culture. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Korean Culture Club
The Korean Culture Club aims to foster a better understanding of modern and traditional Korean culture and develop an established community on Western Michigan University campus. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Latino Student Alliance
Malaysian Student Association at Western Michigan University
To unite all Malaysian students studying at WMU. To be a bridge between Malaysia and Kalamazoo; serving as a home away from home, and family away from family. To share and celebrate our diverse traditions and culture. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Middle Eastern Dance Club
Middle Eastern Dance Club is dedicated to teaching anyone willing to learn Middle Eastern and other styles of belly dance and works hard to not just tone and strengthen the body but also to have fun doing it. Check out their GoRSO page.
Muslim Students' Association
The Muslim Students’ Association shall promote the interests of and understanding among the Muslim and non-Muslim community of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo; thereby enhancing the academic, personal, social, and cultural well-being of WMU. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Pakistani Student Association (PSA)
To bring together the Pakistani community of students at WMU to promote the culture of Pakistan and to provide a platform for Pakistani students and the rest of the students to come together. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Persian Student Organization (PSO)
The purpose of this organization is to establish a strong network of students from Iran, the United States, and other countries in order to introduce Iranian cultural heritage to people at Western Michigan University with an emphasis on the similarities between different nationalities. We want to organize different cultural events for the Iranian and domestic students. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Feed My Starving Children Movement
18,000 children die from starvation every day. Feed My Starving Children strives to end world hunger by packing life-saving meals to people in need in over 70 countries. Together, students CAN make a difference and pack 100,000 meal on APRIL 26, 2014. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Taiwanese Student Association (TWSA)
This organization consists of students who are from Taiwan, and helps to promote the social networking among the students, and promote understanding of culture in Taiwan. Check out their GoRSO page.
Thai Student Association (TSA)
A Multi-cultural organization which provides the overview of Thai culture, language, etc. The organization is fully committed to serving students who are interested in learning about Thailand and being a center for members to communicate among all. Check out their GoRSO page.
The Arabic Language Klub (TALK)
TALK, functions to advance members’ competency in the Arabic language and provide resources for academic and occupational success. Further, TALK also promotes cultural awareness regarding Arab society. Additionally, the organization operates to foster a sense of community among members. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
Turkish Student Association (TurkSA)
Turkish Student Association (TurkSA) at Western Michigan University is an organization that helps to unite and serve the Turkish community on and off campus and to promote cultural exchange and awareness among the Turkish and WMU communities. Check out their Facebook page and GoRSO page.
The Association of Vietnamese Students at Western (AVSW)
Western Model United Nations (WMUN)
We aim to bring a Model United Nations conference to WMU in order to discuss the wide range of issues that the UN addresses while developing public speaking skills and learning the parliamentary procedure. We are in our first semester and are looking for new members. All majors and minors welcome, an interest in the world around us and solving its problems is all that is necessary. Check out their Facebook and GoRSO page.