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International Buddy Program

Western's International Buddy Program is designed to help the new International students transition smoothly to Western's campus and Bellingham.  Western buddies will act as resources for the international buddies: answering questions before arrival, helping in settling into Western and maintaining correspondence.  The International Buddy Program provides opportunities to meet and make global friendships.  It also allows the buddies to learn new cultures and traditions.  The International Buddy Program is fun and free!  It is held throughout the year and all that is required is your commitment!  For more information please contact WWU International Buddy Program.

Local Activities


Allied Arts of Whatcom County
Cultural Calendar of Events
Mount Baker Theatre
Outdoor Sculpture Collection
Pickford Cinema
Upfront Theatre
Whatcom Museum


The Bagelry
Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro
Colophon Cafe
Harborside Bistro
Mallard Ice Cream & Cafe
Mambo Italiano
Skylark's Hidden Cafe
Woods Coffee


Orca Whale Watching
Hangliding near Samish Bay
Hiking near Mt. Baker
Skiing / Snowboarding / Sledding
Bird Watching
Sailboat / Kayak
Horseback Riding

Group Events

Orientation Week

Student Orientation
Welcome BBQ (fall quarter)
Tour of Campus
Tour of Downtown
Tour of Fairhaven
Movie Night
Bellis Fair Mall

Bi-Monthly Group Events

Mt. Baker Skiing/Snowboarding/Sledding
Vancouver, BC, Canada Trip
Seattle Trip
Ice Skating
Roller Skating
Dinner Out

For more information please contact WWU International Buddy Program.    

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