Global Education & Outreach

Contact Information

Questions about admission requirements and your application status can be directed to the International Admissions Office at, or call us at 309-298-2426.

Student immigration questions

Ms. Angie Veith, Assistant Director/Immigration Advisor

International Admissions
Memorial Hall 342
Phone: (309) 298-2426
Fax: (309) 298-2405

Services for admitted students (orientation, campus life and activities)

Ms. Dana Sistko, Assistant Director

International Student Services
Memorial Hall 347
Phone: (309) 298-3734
Fax: (309) 298-2405

Take a Course Abroad

Dr. Pedro Bidegaray, Director

Study Abroad and Outreach
Horrabin 8
Phone: (309) 298-2504

English Language Training

Dr. Jeff Hancks, Executive Director, 
School of Global Education and Outrach

Western's English as a Second Language (WESL) Institute
Memorial Hall 348
Phone: (309) 298-1929
Fax: (309) 298-2405

Other Helpful Contacts (not official representatives of WIU)

International Student Ambassadors
Current WIU International Students who can assist with your questions.

Studying in the United States
International students blog about their experiences




Mailing Address

International Admissions 
Western Illinois University 
1 University Circle, Memorial Hall 342 
Macomb IL 61455


Dr. Jeff Hancks,
Executive Director

School of Global Education and Outreach
Horrabin Hall 6
Phone: (309) 298-1929

Ms. Marlene Forman, Assistant to the Executive Director
Horrabin Hall 5D
Phone: (309) 298-2859

Marketing and International Relations

Ms. Christie Carmack, Assistant Director, Marketing and International Relations
Horrabin Hall 6
Phone: (309) 298-1929

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