Pre-Approved Courses for Summer Sessions
Opportunities with global and international studies
Student Health Advisory Council
Students interested in health issues, pursuing a career in health care or making a difference in health awareness on campus should consider joining the student-led health advisory council. Application deadline is Feb. 5. More info...
International Student Orientation Leaders Wanted
The Haenicke Institute for Global Education is in search of students willing to help welcome new international students to WMU's campus by serving as International Student Orientation Leaders. Deadline to apply is Thursday Feb. 26, 2016. More info...
Michigan Environmental Policy and Lobby Day
The Environmental and Sustainability Studies program will be hosting a workshop and field trip to learn about potential political solutions for some of the most important environmental issues in our state and how to engage as an actor in the political process. Participants will first work together ot choose a common issue and position, then experience the technique and strategy of lobbyin first-hand by personally meeting with and influencing their state legislatures. A discussion on environmental issues will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Lee Honors College lounge from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (lunch provided). RSVP for the field trip to the State Capital in Lansing on Thursday, Feb. 25 by contacting Deb Stoyanoff by Feb. 16.
Study Abroad Newsletter
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New summer offering of INTL 2000
In summer II 2016, INTL 2000 - Introduction to Global and International studies will be offered for the first time ever as an online course. Course description: Interdisciplinary introduction to global and international studies as an academic field of inquiry, with emphasis on historical development of the global system, global economy and society, environmental conditions and awareness, mass communications, technology and enterprise, response formats for global issues and intellectual and creative life. Explores the relationships between globalizing forces and the countervailing influences of regional and cultural identity.
Prefix change from INTL to GIST
Starting Fall 2016 all courses offered through the global and international studies program will be listed under the prefix GIST. This change represents the need to distinguish global and international studies courses from study abroad courses as it was causing confusion among students and University staff.
New Exchange Program in Burgos, Spain (non-language study)
A new exchange program is available for students wishing to take courses in their major or minor. Previous study in Spanish is not required but some familiarity with the language is recommended. More info... Sample of courses available.
Happening this month
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - Teaching English Abroad, a discussion panel highlighting the experiences of past teachers of English abroad as they provide recommendations, tips and answer student questions, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - The Flint Water Crisis: Science as a Force for Public Good, presented by Siddhartha Roy, Virginia Tech, 1910 Sangren Hall at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 - Career Fair 2016, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 - Sato Michiyoshi, an award-winning performer of Tsugaru-jamisen, a dynamic style of Japanese music, will give a performance at WMU at 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall. Tsugaru-jamisen is played with a three-stringed Japanese banjo called a shamisen. Open to campus and the public free of charge. Information.
Friday, Feb. 12 - Government and Nonprofit Fair 2016, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Zika Virus, a panel discussion on the current outbreak, 106 Bernhard Center, noon. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Karen Steeno will discuss career readiness for Global and International Studies students, 2204 Dunbar, 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 15 - Deadline for Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship, students planning to study abroad should apply for this award.
Pre-approved spring classes are listed on our website.