Office of Global Engagement

You Are Welcome Here

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Weckesser Annex on campus, the Office of Global Engagement fosters intercultural understanding and global perspectives among the Wilkes University community.

We believe that all members of our community should have opportunities to engage with other cultures, develop new perspectives and learn how to lead in a global society.

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What We Do

Through partnerships across campus and around the world, we:

  • Support study abroad programs
  • Promote curricular and co-curricular global initiatives
  • Welcome international students, scholars, faculty and staff to our campus

Our core services include:

  • Ensures regulatory compliance for our international students, scholars and faculty
  • Supports international student success from pre-arrival through graduation
  • Facilitates student participation in study abroad programs.
  • Administers faculty-led study abroad programs
  • Assists in establishing international partnerships and the drafting and review of international agreements

Our Services

International Admissions

Our international admissions team guides undergraduate and graduate students from around the world through the application process.

Begin the International Application Process

International Student and Scholar Services

We provide cultural, academic, and social support and assists with immigration questions for international students, faculty and staff.

Get Support from Scholar Services

English Language Center

We offer programs to help English language learners prepare for the classroom and beyond.

Explore the English Language Center Programs

Study Abroad

Wilkes students who want to expand their cultural awareness through immersive study and travel are encouraged to participate in a variety of Study Abroad trips.


A Sweet Success Story

Belgian international student Toon De Schepper and fellow Wilkes student Billy Berry turned a taste from Toon's home into a multi-state business with their All Belgium waffle truck.

More about Toon

All-Belgium Waffle truck in Wilkes-Barre

A Sweet Summer Internship

Sometimes homework assignments can lead to really sweet opportunities. Just ask Jesus Rios and his experience interning at the enviable location of Chocolate World on the Hersheypark campus.

Jesus' Internship Experience

Spanish and Pharmacy Combine for a World of Possibilities

Derek Donaldson took advantage of study abroad opportunities in Peru and Spain. He collaborated with a professor to craft a chapter of a Spanish-language textbook for medical professionals.

Derek's International Opportunity

Coffee and Co-ops in Costa Rica

Pre-law student Sydney Cogswell explored course coffee co-ops and community service during a Study Abroad trip to Costa Rica.

Sydney's Study Abroad Trip


countries represented by international students on campus


diversity, cultural, inclusion and equity programs hosted annually


cups of coffee served at our popular Global Coffee Hour events each semester