Global and International Studies

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Win an iPad mini
The I Am CAS competition is underway. Write a few lines about how CAS has shaped your experience at WMU, take a picture in front of one of the CAS visual displays, and submit everything via email. Check the CAS website for exact entry details. Make sure to follow all directions and proofread, proofread, proofread. More info...
 
Spring 2015 Study Abroad Expo
An expo featuring WMU’s 26 faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs is planned for 11 to 3 p.m. Thursday, January 15 in the Sangren Hall Atrium. These programs are supported by the Haenicke Institute for Study Abroad Scholarship, which offers need- and merit-based awards. More info...
 
Emerging Leaders @ Winter Program
Looking to develop those leadership skills? On Friday, Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, participants will have the opportunity to gain experience through hands-on activities, engage in discussion surrounding leadership and learn about their own leadership styles. More info...
 
Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power
Documentary showing on Thursday, Jan. 29 at Alamo Drafthouse a 5:30 pm and again at 8 p.m. This is part of the Raise Your Voice series. Anita Hill will also be here in person for a public lecture in Chenery Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Help plan Walker Institute speaker series
The Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations is planning a series of five community forums to begin in the spring 2015 semester titled "Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration in Kalamazoo: Implications for Families in the Community". For more information, or to become involved in the planning process contact Dr. Tim Ready at the Walker Institute or call (269) 387-2141. More info...
 
International Development and Community Service in Peru
In this course, students work with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the colonial city of Urubamba, Peru and explore the issues of health care, education, small-business financing, and the role of women in the community. Students are housed with local families, and while Spanish is not required, those with some basic Spanish skills will get a language immersion experience. The application for this program is Jan. 31. More info...
 
Summer in Istanbul
During the second summer session of 2015, students will have the opportunity to enroll in Turkey's finest university where all classes are taught in English. The university offers over 200 courses in several disciplines many of which can count toward your global and international studies program. More info...