Global Ties Arizona: How to Be a Diplomat, Right Here at Home


West Hosts Uzbekistan Education Officials

Click here to watch a video from Western International University (West) Assistant Professor Michael Casper, who describes a very simple way for any of us to serve as as citizen diplomats to build understanding between the United States and residents of other countries. 

Learn why it's important to develop better relationships with individuals across the globe, and how you can get involved.

Casper serves as a member of the board of directors for Global Ties Arizona (GTAZ), a Scottsdale, AZ-based non-profit organization with which West has had a close alliance for more than 15 years. The mission of GTAZ is to build understanding among peoples and cultures through the medium of international exchange. As one of West's distinguishing features is our integrated global curriculum, we are pleased to share this message as a way for our community members to further their global awareness.

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West Career Guidance System Launches

Western International University (West) is committed to assisting students in all aspects of their careers, from exploration and goal-setting to job search and interviewing, and ongoing networking and professional development. Through this key focus, West is excited to introduce your new online Career Guidance System in, with new and updated features based on  feedback from students and staff. You’ll find the new system by logging in to and clicking on West Career Resource Center from the Resources tab.

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International Speakers Meet Dec. 3 & 17


Join West's International Speakers group for their Toastmasters meetings in Room 230 at the Tempe campus, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Meetings are open to West students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome.

For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

Why a Global Curriculum Matters

West is passionate about our "middle name" -- International -- and we've created a short video to explain why having global concepts integrated throughout our curriculum is an important benefit for our students and graduates. Please visit to view our video and to learn more about West's mission to prepare leaders for the dynamic, global marketplace.