Ben Wilkey is the first international student recruiter for Utah State University. Wilkey travels four to five months of the year recruiting students from the U.S., Canada, and Southeast Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong). Previously, he ran an English immersion summer program at USU for 167 college-aged international students from the Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. After returning from the Canada Toronto Mission, he attended school at Utah State University, which led him to study abroad and teach English in South Korea, living in Daegu and on the beautiful island of Jeju for a year and a half. His experiences have led to an appreciation for people and cultures around the world.