Study Abroad Tables
At the beginning of each semester, IPS sponsors Study Abroad Information Tables from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in various campus buildings. Students returning from study abroad are invited to spend an hour or so during that week talking to interested students. If you are interested in participating contact John Schweikart or Josie Bewsey.
IPS is represented each semester at Western's open houses for prospective students. Students and parents inquiring about study abroad find it useful to speak to study abroad returnees. For more info, contact John Schweikart or Josie Bewsey in the IPS office.
Study Abroad information is available at the annual International Festival held every April. Students interested in sharing their study abroad experiences on that day can contact John Schweikart or Josie Bewsey in the IPS office.
Speaking To Classes
During International Education Week, faculty make requests for particular subjects about cultures, peoples, geographical information, etc. to be taught in their classes. The office of International Programs and Services works with the international students, faculty, and community to organize classroom visits. This is a very effective method of internationalizing the WCU campus and surrounding communities.
The K-12 International Outreach Program works in this very same manner, except that K-12 teachers make the requests and international students, faculty or staff visit local schools here in Western North Carolina. This program is funded through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
To request an international student, faculty, staff member, or community member to visit your classroom, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at 828-227-7494.