Vaccine guidance for international students and scholars

Black + Abroad allows sharing of study abroad experiences

The award-winning series allows Black students interested in studying abroad to share their questions and reservations with experienced travelers of color.

Read more about the series


International student discusses journey to VCU's Wilder School

Cigdem Parlak Hancer of Istanbul, Turkey, discusses her experience with the English Language Program and how it helped her gain acceptance into VCU's Wilder School.

View Cigdem's story


passport delays

Passport delays require planning ahead

Due to several results of COVID-19, U.S. passport delivery will be delayed and affect travel. Find out steps you can take to receive your passport in time for travel.

Read about obtaining a passport

VCU Globe Students Get Real

VCU Globe students share their REAL experiences

Three VCU Globe students share how VCU's REAL experiences shaped them and helped them connect, create and contribute. 

Read about the REAL experiences

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VCU awarded 100K Innovation Fund grant for teacher training

GEO and the School of Education will work with Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia, to bolster STEM education for students.

Read about the award

cultural cooking demonstrations

Intercultural Festival showcases cultural cooking demos

Three VCU international students showcased their culinary talents during the university's Intercultural Festival.

View the cooking demonstrations

VCU Update

VCU email domain merge requires updates by students

VCU recently merged into a single email domain and all students are required to update their email addresses as necessary.

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Virtual global learning provides an alternative to studying abroad

Students discuss their experiences as study abroad programs pivot to virtual global learning.

Read about the students' virtual learning experiences


New resource helps international students during tax filing season

VCU partners with Sprintax to offer free tax preparation software designed for nonresident students.

Read about the new tax filing resources

VCU study abroad alum reflects on factors shaping his experience

Omar Crockett studied abroad in four countries as a VCU student and shared how this shaped his experience and continues to influence his career goals.

Read about Omar's experiences



Advice for international students offered in IESC newsletter

GEO intern and ISSAB member, Lindai Xi shares advice on how to overcome homesickness in the International Educational Studies Center newsletter.

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