Ball State University Joins WINS Program
November 03, 2021
Ball State University, a public research university founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, has joined the Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program. Composed of seven academic colleges, Ball State offers delivers about 120 undergraduate majors to nearly 22,000 students, and has more than 100 master’s, doctoral, certificate and specialist degrees.
WINS expands Ball State’s portfolio of study abroad programs to include Webster campuses and international exchange programs in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. Ball State students will apply for Webster programs through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs’ study abroad office, which collaboratively promotes and supports the values of global awareness, cultural sensitivity, leadership and personal growth among our participants, both on campus and abroad.
Starting with the College of Communication, Information and Media (CCIM), Ball State faculty are exploring opportunities to teach and bring students abroad through WINS. Paaige Turner, former School of Communications associate dean at Webster and now dean of Ball State's College of Communication, Information and Media, is pleased with the new partnership. “I personally know that Webster University’s extensive network of international locations match Ball State’s commitment to undergraduate excellence and innovation,” said Turner. “I look forward to reconnecting with staff and faculty at Webster, and to hearing from our students as they travel and learn together.”
The WINS program, established more than 15 years ago, creates partnerships between Webster University and U.S. universities to provide access to Webster's international campuses on four continents, as well as programs offered by international partners in China, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and England. The program allows full-time, degree-seeking students of affiliated U.S. universities to study abroad at one of Webster's designated WINS locations and allows for collaborative program development amongst partner institutions.