Western Michigan University's annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will provide area students and the public with the information to make an overseas learning experience part of their college degree programs.
Global and intercultural competence
Western Michigan University aspires to advance the global and intercultural competence of its students, staff, faculty and the communities it serves. A globally, interculturally competent person:
- Continually seeks to develop a diverse and knowledgeable worldview.
- Comprehends international dimensions in their major field of study or work.
- Communicates effectively in a second language and/or cross-culturally.
- Exhibits cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
- Collaborates effectively and is able to make comparisons across cultures.
The exploration of Mars is a major interest for the space community. However, current technology, such as the surface rover, is slow and isolated to certain areas of Mars. And satellites orbiting the planet cannot get the same image quality as equipment on the surface.
WMU's chapter of Engineers without Borders recently organized a project for kids at the Refugee Education Center.
Watch the Fall 2018 State of Global Engagement Address by Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo, associate provost of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education.
The Haenicke Institute for Global Education and Western Michigan University are committed to being a welcoming and supportive place for everyone on our campus and in our community. As a proud advocate of diversity, the Haenicke Institute has developed a “You are welcome here” poster and appreciates any support you can give in spreading the message of this campaign. You are invited to print your own poster or submit poster requests to the Haenicke Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A United States passport acceptance facility is available in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education’s main administrative office on the second floor of Ellsworth Hall. Members of the campus community and the public planning international travel may apply for their passports via appointment or during walk-in hours.