Student being interviewed.


GEO News 2014-15


June 19, 2015


Special Announcement for Students and Scholars

In light of the recent unsettling events in Iraq, the VCU Global Education Office and Division of Student Affairs are reaching out to our students and scholars with personal, geographic or cultural ties to the Iraq region.

June 18, 2015

Generation Study Abroad grant

VCU to receive IIE Generation Study Abroad Grant

Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad grant to fund scholarships for study abroad in Ireland. 

June 5, 2015

Leslie Bozeman

VCU administrator receives Fulbright to South Korea

Leslie A. Bozeman, Ph.D., the associate director of global engagement at VCU Globe in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office, will participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators program in South Korea this summer.

May 29, 2015

Lessons from Abroad

“Lessons from Abroad” conference offers new insights to Education Abroad students

VCU's Education Abroad office participated in Virginia’s first “Lessons from Abroad” conference held recently at the University of Virginia. This inaugural conference helps students understand more about their time abroad and provides guidance on how to connect experiences with professional aspirations and continuing education.

May 8, 2015

ELP Spring 2015 Grad

ELP Spring 2015 Graduation

VCU English Language Program students were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments during the Spring 2015 graduation ceremony on May 6.

May 7, 2015

Aysa Wilson

VCU sophomore awarded the Boren Scholarship

A VCU undergraduate student has been awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship to study in the United Arab Emirates during the next academic year.

April 29, 2015


VATESOL December 2014 newsletter

International Students and Scholars program is featured in the Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages statewide newsletter.

April 22, 2015

Volunteer reception

Volunteer Appreciation Reception 2015

The Global Education Office showed appreciation to its valued volunteers who connect with VCU's international students at the Volunteer Appreciation Reception.

April 14, 2015


VCU Globe receives “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Grant 

Virginia Commonwealth University is one of nine universities from around the U.S., Canada and Latin America to win a “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Grant in the amount of $25,000.

April 14, 2015


Quest Global Impact 2015-16 Award Winners Announced

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office has awarded sixteen grants of up to $20,000 to projects that support the university’s global priorities.

March 25, 2015

David Shipp

David Shipp, English Language Program Instructor at VCU, dies

David Shipp, long-time instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University's English Language Program, died Thursday after a brief battle with cancer.

March 16, 2015

Bike Race Banners

GEO in the News: 200 street banners linked to bike race are going up in Richmond

Broad Street is still haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Past, but it’s about to be renewed by a glimpse of things yet to come.

February 24, 2015


VCU wins Prestigious Award for VCU Globe

Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded the 2015 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award, which recognizes a specific international program or initiative that contributes to the comprehensive internationalization of a university.

February 18, 2015


Year of the Ram

“Gong Xi Fa Cai,” a Mandarin expression meant to wish someone well, will be heard often this week as more than 1 billion people celebrate the Chinese New Year. The festive celebration, which takes place this year on Feb. 19, runs on a 12-year cycle with a different animal representing each year. In China, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep, but Virginia Commonwealth University is declaring it the Year of the Ram, to symbolize the university’s new focus on China.

December 11, 2014

Haiti Midwives

VCU Partners with Midwives for Haiti to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality

Virginia Commonwealth University is partnering with Richmond based non-profit organization Midwives for Haiti to offer support to their skilled birth attendant training and reproductive health services offered to women in Haiti.

December 1, 2014

ELP Grad 2014

ELP Fall 2014 Graduation

Students of VCU's English Language Program complete the program and celebrate at the ELP Fall 2014 graduation.

December 1, 2014

ELP Students

Helping Faculty Teach International Students

VCU is featured in latest issue of International Educator for leading the way in educating international students.

November 25, 2014

PCP launch

VCU launches Peace Corps Prep Program

Virginia Commonwealth University has become one of only 25 institutions across the nation to participate in the Peace Corps Prep program.

November 1, 2014

VCU Compass

Special Announcement: GEO statement on Ebola outbreak

In light of the outbreak of Ebola in some African nations, the VCU Global Education Office and Division of Student Affairs are reaching out to students and scholars with personal, geographic or cultural ties to affected areas and to anyone with concerns.

October 28, 2014

FFACE on InSight

FFACE program Featured on InSight

VCU InSight features the Friendship Family and Cultural Exchange program, exploring the opportunities VCU international students have to connect with the community..

October 24, 2014

Global Visiting Scholar researches Sustainable Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

Joseph Miemczyk, Ph.D., H.D.R., associate professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management in Nantes, France has joined the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business as a Global Visiting Scholar.

October 16, 2014


Promoting Undergraduate Research: Awards help undergraduates pursue research interests abroad

For three undergraduate students at Virginia Commonwealth University, research projects conducted over the summer continue to make a significant impact as the fall semester takes shape.

August 13, 2014

ISO 2014

International Student Orientation 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Global Education Office were pleased to welcome nearly 200 new international students for the fall 2014 semester at International Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the Academic Learning Commons.

August 5, 2014

Deans Visit China

A truly international research university

A few weeks ago, I had the profound honor of representing Virginia Commonwealth University in China, a trip focused on creating and strengthening strategic partnerships with the leading universities in the world’s most populated nation.

July 23, 2014

 Friendship Family and Cultural Exchange Program

Richmond residents connect with VCU international students: A story of friendship and family

Friendship Family and Cultural Exchange connects international students and Richmond-area residents.

July 16, 2014

Univille University collaboration

VCU collaborates with Univille University on research

For four years, Dr. Ruben Garcia, professor of dentistry, has traveled from Univille University Dental School in Joinville, Brazil to the VCU School of Dentistry in the name of research.