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Due to the impact of COVID-19 and WMU’s efforts to reduce the risks of spread and exposure, our offices are delivering services remotely where possible or by appointment in-person. Most services from the Haenicke Institute for Global Education are available virtually Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact us with questions or to make an appointment at wmu-international@wmich.edu

New Grant Opportunities!

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education is pleased to announce two grant opportunities: the Global Classrooms Curriculum Development (GCCD) grant and the Virtual Study Abroad Curricular Development (VSACD) grant. Applicants for both awards must hold board-appointed faculty rank. The GCCD grant (up to $1,000) requires faculty to implement one or more collaborative assignments in their on-campus courses that WMU students would carry out with students abroad. The VSACD grant (up to $2,000) supports faculty who develop and implement a WMU faculty-led virtual study abroad program during an academic semester or summer term.