Embrace the diversity of our world and its people! Grow your reach through multi-cultural events and educational opportunities both on campus and in our community. Explore below opportunieis available to campus and the surrounding community alike!
WCU Global sponsors internationally focused festivals. events, and activities all
year round which are open to the surrounding community. We want you to get involved!
International Education Week is a weeklong event in November celebrating the importance of different cultures and global awareness. Generally, various events are held this week with free food, performances, and more!
If you would like to participate or have an event to contribute to this week, please
contact the office on how to get involved. Visit IEW.WCU.EDU for the most recent schedule!
This event takes place in the spring and is held outside by the fountain for the day. There is a parade where international students and study abroad alumni carry a flag of their country, a variety of music and performances, and booths from different countries and organizations providing information, goodies, or food and drinks to sample.
It provides the community with a unique opportunity to engage and explore world cultures
and fascinating traditions through food, music, dance, and artistry.
The Study Abroad Fair gives prospective study abroad students the opportunity to learn
about programs for the summer, a semester, a year, and for faculty-led. There will
be different country tables represented by either study abroad alumni or international
students, which gives prospective students the opportunity to ask specific country-related
There will also be third-party provider tables that have study abroad programs in a variety of locations all over the world and can give out a lot of information and possible benefits of studying through their organization.
The Study Abroad Showcase takes place during International Education Week and will
include presentations from study abroad alumni about their study abroad experience.
This event also gives prospective study abroad students the opportunity to talk with students that have been abroad and ask questions.
Our office offers a number of exciting ways for U.S. students and international students to share their experiences and cultures.
I-Pals connect international students with a WCU student while they're studying here on campus. WCU students make sure that every international student has a WCU peer who can help them get accustomed to life on and around campus.
All WCU students are welcome to join this student group for drinking coffee, planning
excursions, and participating in community service events. Through these activities
and cultural presentations. U.S. students and international students share experiences
and cultures. Join I-Cats on a bi-weekly basis for International Coffee Hour too!
I-Cats Member Portal
The Going Global! themed hall community is open to students from the U.S. and around
the world who want to think globally while connecting locally. Students will be enriched
in this internationally-focused environment through a combination of global engagement
programming, interactive cultural experience, and community service.
Community members live on the same hall in the beautiful Blue Ridge Residence Hall - an ideal situation for study abroad students, international students, honors college students, and world-concious students alike!
A variety of activities are offered on this hall, with student input and engagement being and expected part of the LLC experience. Activities offered are, in part, be guided by community interests. Campus globalization activities will be centered around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Most activities will be restricted to LLC members and guests, but some will also be available to the campus and surrounding community. Potential LLC activites include, but not be limited to, the following: