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Student being videotapedThe Global Education Office supports VCU in developing a global presence. Our mission is expressed in VCU 2020: Vision for Excellence, which outlines VCU’s Strategic Plan. It calls for “2,000 VCU students studying abroad per year” and a similar number of “students from our sister institutions studying on our campuses.” (Theme II, Initiative 8). The plan also calls for the initiation of “strong and mutually reinforcing interdisciplinary research and training relationships with carefully selected sister institutions…”  (Theme III, Initiative 10). 

The VCU Global Education Office strives to promote:

  • Global and local student engagement
  • Academic success for international students
  • Research, teaching and service missions of VCU academic units through global partnerships