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Center for Global Studies

The Center for Global Studies is committed to offering excellent student services to our international students, unique cultural activities, and educational learning experiences to support the growth, development, enrichment and success of students of all ages.

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Western Illinois University (WIU) provides excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs at an affordable price. For the sixteenth 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 Center for Global Studies works with international partners, offers study abroad programs, creates short-term programs, welcomes visiting scholars, provides cultural activities for students, 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.

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