Vision Statement

A Leading American University with International Reach

Mission Statement

Western Kentucky University prepares students to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen leaders of a global society. It provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituents. WKU is responsible for stewarding a high quality of life for those within its reach.


  • Global Studies Designation
  • International Affairs Major
  • International Business Minor
  • Homeland Security Masters Program
  • Chinese Language Flagship Program

Study Abroad

  • Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning
  • Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

International Students

  • Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • Global Encounters


  • International Education Council (IEC)
  • Office of International Programs (OIP)
  • Confucius Institute

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