The Office of International Programs strives to complement Western Kentucky University's
vision to be A Leading American University with International Reach. The International
Studies Office through campus wide internationalization initiatives contributes to
the WKU mission to prepare students to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible
citizen leaders of a global society.
There are a variety of services available through the WKU International Studies Center
to assist international students in assessing their readiness for American college
courses. This office also helps to provide services to international students to help
them become college ready and maintain progress toward higher education goals at WKU
This site will provide links to services available through the international studies
office to these students needing college readiness services such as:
International Reach University Experience course-Offered Fall semester—Accessible
only to undergraduate level students (This course encompasses the University Experience
goal of enhancing critical thinking, library education, exploration of campus resources,
and transition to university experience. It also pairs international students with
American students. This course also offers a cultural component including excursions
on and off campus to expose students to a variety of intercultural experiences. )
For more information, contact Dr. Ken Kuehn, Interim Department Head for the Department
of Interdisciplinary Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk on Fridays—English conversation hour is held throughout the semester. Please click on the link
to see more information regarding dates/times of meetings.
English conversation tutor is available through the AARC office. Students can go to AARC office practice English conversation skills with a tutor.
English as a Second Language - DENG 051C - Jean Nehm (WKU South Campus) Introduction
to American Academic Culture - UCC 200C - Jean Nehm - Graduate students.
WKU Study Abroad--Many students realize that the professional world is becoming more global and to
have international experiences while obtaining higher education would be an asset
to their resume and make them more marketable in career aspirations. Most students
have no idea where to begin to obtain opportunities to study abroad. They also often
don't know what type of preparation they would need to complete to be eligible for
these experiences. The WKU study abroad office helps provide the guidance for students
to overcome these obstacles to a global education.
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