Global Education & Outreach

International Programs & Services

Welcome to Western Illinois University!

Western Illinois University (WIU) provides excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs at an affordable price. For the fifteenth year in a row the Princeton Review has ranked WIU as a “Best Midwestern College” and U.S. News & World Report named WIU a “Best Regional University”.

With over 50 countries represented, WIU is proud of these distinctions and being recognized as a globally engaged institution. Western’s School of Global Education and Outreach works with international partners, offers study abroad programs, creates short-term programs, welcomes visiting scholars, and provides immigration and visa assistance.

Whether students want to earn a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, or participate in a short-term program, Western Illinois University is ready to provide support, cultural opportunities, and the student support services students need in a safe and peaceful community. Western provides a place for success, empowerment, and opportunity to help students be successful in reaching their educational goals.