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    The Haenicke Institute offers a variety of program options that bring international students, faculty and professionals to Western Michigan University.

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    The Global Expertise Database connects faculty, staff, students and the community to the rich global knowledge of thousands of faculty members and professional staff at Western Michigan University.

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Most services from the Haenicke Institute for Global Education are available virtually Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic, in-person appointments are limited but may be available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in Ellsworth Hall and Thursdays & Fridays in Faunce Student Services (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). In-person meetings are available by appointment only, please schedule by emailing osa-assistant@wmich.edu.

All visitors to campus must adhere to the safety measures outlined by the University's Safe Return Plan. These measures include wearing a mask, completing an online screening and temperature checks upon entrance to buildings. Students and staff are required to complete the COVID-19 health survey via GoWMU when visiting campus. Before coming to campus, please complete the Health Survey at wmich.edu/survey.