The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students is an intensive English language learning program of Western Michigan University. Established in 1975, CELCIS provides instruction in English as a second language for non-native speakers who will use English to study at an American college or in their workplaces.

CELCIS program fliers

English Arabic Chinese French Japanese 

 Portuguese Spanish Thai  Vietnamese 

Global and International Studies

WMU's College of Arts and Sciences offers a family of interdisciplinary programs and courses devoted to the study of global and international issues and major regions and cultures of the world.

Study Abroad

Western Michigan University’s first study abroad program was launched in 1945 and the establishment of exchange relationships with international institutions began in 1961.

WMU Study Abroad currently offers:

  • More than 90 programs in 40-plus countries—conduct a program search in Broncos Abroad.
  • Credits that can count toward degree completion for all majors and minors, both undergraduate and graduate.
  • International internships for credit.
  • Many short-term, summer programs led by WMU faculty.
  • Financial aid applicable to study abroad, including Kalamazoo Promise and Michigan Education Trust.
  • Scholarships, including those for foreign language-based study and short-term, faculty-led programs.

Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more.