Three faculty members participating in Western Carolina University’s Global Learning Academy – Todd Watson, Ian Hewer and Yanjun Yan – recently delivered presentations on their respective internationalized syllabi titled “Global Health Issues in Central America,” “Nurse Anesthesia in Africa” and “Global Engineering and Technology.”
When Shelby Watson was a freshman in high school, she needed to add a class to fill a void in her schedule so she chose to take Chinese. Little did she know at the time that would be the key to her earning a scholarship to study the language in Taiwan.
The fountain at Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza was surrounded by booths and tents hosted by international students, faculty and staff, study-abroad returnees, campus departments and community organizations for WCU's 39th annual International Festival on April 11.
Western Carolina University is fortunate to have many high-quality international partnerships with other universities, including 32 bilateral partnerships in 16 countries as of this spring, says Ling LeBeau, director of the university’s Office of International Programs and Services.