IGE's Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

The Institute for Global Engagement leads comprehensive internationalization for Western Washington University in the pursuit of intercultural understanding and collaboration both locally and globally.

Vision Statement:

We envision a Western Washington University community that engages in the international flow of ideas, people, and experiences in pursuit of a more just and peaceful global society.


o   Communities: IGE values our local and global communities by promoting intercultural awareness and understanding.

o   Exploration: IGE values immersive exploration of the self and the communities in which we work and live.

o   Transformation: IGE values cultural competency, adaptability, resiliency, and openness. 

o   Comprehensive Internationalization: IGE values a Western Washington University in which an international ethos is the culture of our institution.

o   Social Justice: IGE values social justice by promoting opportunities that are open, ethical and accessible to all in pursuit of a more peaceful world.