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Office of International Programs

Global Encounters

Global Encounters is a compiled list of campus events that cultivate international education, awareness, and cultural exchange.


International Reach Week (September 24th-29th)

WKU's Office of International Programs (OIP) announces its second annual International Reach Week, set to take place during the last week in September (24-29). The week-long series of events is designed to spotlight the many ways in which our faculty, staff, and students are helping to make WKU "a leading American university with international reach".

Bowling Green International Festival (September 29th)

The Last Saturday in September each year, beautiful Circus Square Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky becomes an International Paradise of nationalities coming together to proudly share their unique cultures. The festival is a traditional celebration that honors the heritage and diversity among our residents through music, dance, demonstrations, authentic foreign foods, edu-tainment activities, cultural displays and an international bazaar.


Ongoing Activities

These activities are regularly scheduled throughout the fall and spring academic terms.

Talk on Fridays 
Talk on Fridays is designed to provide an opportunity for American and international students to converse in English and learn about culture in a relaxed environment. All are welcome, please feel free to invite your friends and family members!

For more information contact
Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services
Fridays, 3-4pm, Sofia-Downing Office of International Programs 

La Table Française, Conversation Hour 
A weekly gathering to practice speaking French.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
Thursdays, 4pm, Java City at Helm Library

A German sport that folks are welcome to come learn and play with students and faculty.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
Saturdays, 1pm, Preston Miller Park


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 Last Modified 9/25/14