Learning about our world - at home and abroad.
Students can gain global perspective In the classroom, through organized activities, studying abroad and interacting with the diverse array of students, faculty, staff and community members they meet during their stay here.
Below are just some of the specific opportunities for students to become more globally informed and actively engaged in the world in which they live and work.
(Photo credit: Kevin Simeon, education abroad in Thailand)
The Global Case Competition is a WSU event bringing students together to develop innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to complex global issues facing people, with local implications.
Education abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Over 700 WSU students study abroad each year to areas throughout the world in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.
Pursue academic coursework related to your degree, enhance your language skills, explore an internship, learn through service, experience other cultures, and gain skills that you will value throughout your life.
The Global Studies minor is designed to provide students with an integrated exposure to globally related scholarship across the disciplines. The minor consists of 18 hours of graded coursework (6 courses) selected courses.
The Global Leadership Certificate integrates coursework and engaged learning opportunities to enable undergraduate students to understand and experience the local and global contexts of learning, research, and outreach.
Students earning this degree-enhancement certificate will be better prepared for increasingly globalized professional and personal lives.
The Global Case Competition engages students to problem-solve global issues using local resources by fostering an understanding of our seamlessly interconnected world.
The competition is designed to help students build skills needed to navigate the complex globalized environment that will characterize their personal and professional lives. It brings graduate and undergraduate students from all WSU campuses together in multi-disciplinary teams to develop solutions to an issue currently impacting a global community.
The Intensive American Language Center (IALC) provides high quality, intensive English language instruction for non-native speakers of English. IALC students come from around the world to prepare themselves for academic study at WSU or other US colleges or universities.
Studying at the IALC provides students an opportunity to become immersed in US culture while learning English and gaining essential academic research, writing, and presentation skills.
Many undergraduate and graduate students participate in international travel that falls outside of a typical study abroad program in which they earn academic credit.
All WSU students participating in a university sponsored, affiliated or promoted opportunity - whether for academic credit or not - are required to document their travel through the International Travel Registry.