Western International

Staff International Engagement

Western is focused on becoming a global leader in international education. As part of this international strategy the Staff Working Group on International Engagement (SIE) is developing opportunities for Western staff to participate and lead initiatives that reach beyond our campus.

To encourage global awareness and impact, Western’s staff international engagement group is establishing partnerships with several leading development organizations. We invite you investigate how to become involved and share your talents aimed at benefiting society and increasing our collective global awareness.

As new international opportunities are developed for staff engagement they will be posted on this website. If you have questions/suggestions regarding staff international engagement please contact:

Sherry Foster
SIE Co-Chair

Michele Parkin
SIE Co-Chair


Douglas Keddy's blog from Vietnam

  Douglas Keddy   billboard for Bắc Thăng Long College in Vietnam
Follow along as Douglas Keddy shares his experience in Vietnam working for the Bắc Thăng Long College.Douglas is the first Western staff member to participate in the Leave for Change program.

July 9 - First staff members selected as Leave for Change Ambassadors

July 31 - Deadline to Apply for the Western Staff International Exchange Program

Current Opportunities 

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Leave for Change

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Staff Exchange Program

children with Western alternative spring break volunteer

Alternative Spring Break