Building Intercultural Understanding
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.
The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), promotes cross-cultural awareness and understanding and creates immersive experiences that broaden understanding of ourselves and the communities in which we live and work. You can gain cultural competency, adaptability, resilience and an openness to new people and cultures through Western Washington University’s study abroad programs and in community with international students and scholars.
Bring your curiosity and passion for exploring new horizons. At Western, intercultural understanding flourishes in classrooms and campus events, on study abroad trips and research assignments, and among your faculty and peers—here in Washington and around the world.
Explore Global Opportunities at Western!
Open doors to new networks and discover worldwide opportunities at Western Washington University. Every day, the Institute for Global Engagement commits to fostering a curious, equitable community that works together to build our collective future.
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