Japanese exchange student in WMU sweatshirt smiles while holding a Japanese flag and a U.S. American flag.

Area families needed to host international visitors

Hosts are needed for visiting international teachers and students arriving in August. Host families will receive a monthly stipend of $450 for the duration of their guest's stay, which ranges from four weeks to one year.

WMU student Alexis Lenderman.

Student awarded prestigious study abroad scholarship

Alexis Lenderman, an entrepreneurship and global and international studies major from Flint, is among just 1,000 undergraduate students nationwide to earn a Gilman International Scholarship to intern or study abroad.

You are welcome here

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education and Western Michigan University are committed to being a welcoming and supportive place for everyone on our campus and in our community. As a proud advocate of diversity, the Haenicke Institute has developed a “You are welcome here” poster and appreciates any support you can give in spreading the message of this campaign.  You are invited to print your own poster or submit poster requests to the Haenicke Institute at wmu-international@wmich.edu

Copy of passport and stamped pages

Apply for U.S. passports at campus office

A United States passport acceptance facility is available in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education’s main administrative office on the second floor of Ellsworth Hall. Members of the campus community and the public planning international travel may apply for their passports via appointment or during walk-in hours.