The WIC shall seek in various ways to increase the awareness of student, faculty, staff, secondary school instructors and pupils, and the community in international affairs, international culture, and international problems. By international affairs is meant contemporary interests and difficulties among nations. By international culture is meant why people act and think differently from our own culture, their religious beliefs, philosophy of life, arts (e.g., music, dance, painting, sculpture), education, manner of conducting business, etc. By international problems is meant global concerns not easily fitting into the previous two categories (e.g., acid rain, food distribution, desertification, energy, terrorism, etc.)
The WIC shall assist in making the University community more aware of the opportunities afforded by grants, student and faculty international exchanges, foreign travel with and without academic credit, international education and such other opportunities, which may be of benefit and aid in fostering international understanding.