Staying Involved

Your flight home doesn’t have to be the end of your involvement with WMU Study Abroad!  Volunteering with our office provides the opportunity for you to help encourage others to study abroad, to practice articulating what you have learned through your study abroad, and gain volunteer hours.  Volunteer activities can include: classroom presentations, information sessions at the flagpoles, Bronco Bash and the Study Abroad Fair.  If you are interested in long-term volunteering with WMU Study Abroad, consider applying for the Study Abroad Alumni Ambassador program!

Tell everyone!  There is nothing more powerful than encouraging people in your life to study abroad through your own experiences.  Talk about study abroad with your professors, friends, and family!  The more others learn about your experience, the more they start to envision it as a possibility for themselves.

Volunteer: Study abroad alumni are encouraged to stay involved by volunteering for study abroad outreach events, such as classroom presentations, information sessions at the flagpoles, Bronco Bash and the Study Abroad Fair. Alumni interested in volunteering should send an email to study-abroad@wmich.edu with the subject line "Volunteer."  Students interested in long-term volunteering with the WMU Study Abroad office should consider applying for the Study Abroad Alumni Ambassador Program.

Connect with students considering study abroad: Prospective students enjoy having someone to talk to about the way things really are abroad. Please indicate your name, email and phone number in your evaluation if you would be willing to receive emails or phone calls from prospective students.

Become a conversation partner: Western Michigan University's Career English Language Center for International Students office has established the Conversation Partner program to help international students learning English as a second language advance their language skills, better understand the American college experience, and make connections with WMU students. Conversation Partner application.

Get Globally Engaged: Click here for more ways to become a globally engaged student at WMU

For any questions about staying involved, contact Outreach Specialist Ryan Rounds at ryan.rounds@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5890.