WMU international student organizations and offices host numerous free events celebrating IEW 2015.

Internationalize your education in the palm of the mitten

 International Week begins Nov. 15.

Western Michigan University will highlight various countries and cultures during its annual observance of International Education Week, set for Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 15-21. Information and schedule.

International Admissions and Services ribbon-cutting November 20

IAS and the Haenicke Institute invite the campus community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to commemorate IAS’s relocation to Faunce Student Services from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 in Room 3110 Faunce Student Services Building. Please let us know if you plan to attend on this RSVP form.

Travel signatures available November 24

International students planning to travel over the holiday breaks may obtain travel signatures from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:15 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the International Admissions and Services offices on the third floor of Faunce Student Services Building. Review the event flier for comprehensive information.

IAS director earns WMU Distinguished Service Award

Juan Tavares, WMU director of international admissionsJuan Tavares, director of International Admissions and Services in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, will be honored during the University's annual Academic Convocation set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tavares has been at the foundation of the University's global engagement and efforts to broaden its international presence and offerings. Along with recruiting and mentoring many new students from the Dominican Republic and other nations, he has been able to help the Dominican Republic's educational system by establishing an agreement with WMU that increases the percentage of doctoral degrees in that nation. Read more.

A unit of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.