Global Engagement

WMU students learning about a sculpture in ItalyWestern Michigan University aspires to advance the global and intercultural competence of its students, staff, faculty and the communities it serves. Learn about the many ways that members of the WMU community can increase their global competency at

A globally, interculturally competent person:

  • Continually seeks to develop a diverse and knowledgeable worldview.
  • Comprehends international dimensions in their major field of study or work.
  • Communicates effectively in a second language and/or cross-culturally.
  • Exhibits cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Collaborates effectively and is able to make comparisons across cultures.