Counsel Counsel

Through the efforts of the Outreach unit, community residents and professionals from here and around the world can benefit from the expertise of our faculty and staff. You do not need to be a regular student at Western Illinois University to benefit from our academic programs.  The Outreach initiatives we develop benefit people from all ages, professionals from different disciplines and from different nations. Those initiatives are organized and tailored after the needs and expectations of the community.

Please contact our office at (309) 298-1911 to see what Western Illinois University can offer you.


Adult Learning

Western Illinois University is committed to not only academic excellence, but also providing educational opportunities that allow for personal growth. The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach offers numerous non-credit courses on a variety of topics that has something for everything.

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Educational Training

The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach in cooperation with university departments offers professional development for international organizations interested in training in the United States.  Instruction takes place on the university campus in lecture as well as hands-on formats and include learning activities and field trips to relevant places of interest.  

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Youth Enrichment Programs


Youth Enrichment Programs

With the participation of Western Illinois University (WIU) faculty, staff, and the help of student counselors, the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach (SAO) provides youth with unique hands–on learning opportunities that will transform the way they think about their future.  

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Professional Development

The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach of Western Illinois University can provide professional development through workshops, certifications/licensures/endorsements, educational institutes, conferences, etc. These programs help professionals gain occupational training that increase their value to their institution.

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