Global Education & Outreach

School of Global Education & Outreach

An upsurge of interest in online learning, adult learning, and internationalization of higher education institutions has been on the rise for over twenty years. To promote the commitment of Western Illinois University (WIU) to online and adult learning and the integration of campus internationalization, the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach changed its name to better reflect and strengthen these areas.

Beginning July 1, 2018, the School will be known as the School of Global Education and Outreach. Global Education and Outreach encompasses a much broader involvement with global learning and all things international including educational learning experiences to support the growth, development, and success of students of all ages. 

MISSION 

The School of Global Education and Outreach will profoundly impact our changing and diverse world by: 

  • Preparing globally competent citizens
  • Administering the General and Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Programs
  • Advancing the development of in-demand online academic degree programs
  • Providing high-quality English language and cultural competency instruction
  • Supporting the growth, development, and success of students
  • Promoting intercultural and educational exchange on campus and abroad
  • Providing meaningful community service and educational experiences for youth and adults

VISION  

The School of Global Education and Outreach will strengthen Western Illinois University as a globally engaged institution that provides life-changing educational experiences.  

MOTTO 

The School of Global Education and Outreach brings the world to Western Illinois University and Western Illinois University to the world.