11-12: International Programs

The number of international students continues to remain steady with a slight increase of 10% from last year.  In fall 2012 there were a total of 137 international students; 85 undergraduate, 10 graduates, 38 exchanges and 5 post-baccalaureate.  Some statistical…

 

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will hold a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, to welcome 73 students from Tokyo's Asia University. The students will begin a five…

Kristen Parris, having pursued a variety of international programs focused on China, including a summer program bringing Chinese students to WWU and, most recently, a faculty-led summer course that took 13 students and two faculty from the Gobi Desert to the port of Shanghai, will talk about her…

Andy Bunn, an assistant professor of environmental science at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, will discuss the annual scientific research trips he takes to the Siberian arctic with Western undergrads from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Viking…

Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies is sponsoring a pair of lectures by Harvard’s Jay Rubin that are free and open to the public on Oct. 4 and 5.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in SMATE 150, Rubin, a Harvard University professor emeritus, will deliver…

By promoting an international curriculum, globally-focused events, and education abroad opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, the Center for International Studies engages Western’s campus community in thinking and acting globally.

The center saw significant changes in 2011…

Students who receive the International Student Scholarship develop a project to share their home countries and cultures with the Western community. A sample of activities from 2011-12 included:

"Kizuna: A Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Effort," a benefit event…

Western welcomed 252 students from 42 countries in 2011-12, from intensive English language students to undergraduate and graduate students

The top five countries of origin were Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

International students' top-five fields of…

Western Washington University sent about 480 students study abroad in dozens of countries in 2011-12, with the top five destinations being Spain, Italy, Japan, Greece, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The top five areas of study for these students were Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Business…

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster and human rights abuses in Iran were the subject of two installments of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham and held in the Bellingham City Council Chambers. 

Edward Vajda,…

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