Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows make strides with global research this summer


Three Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduates, Zhelia Arif, Megan Mair and Noelle Pooler are recipients of Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, and will have the opportunity to research areas for which they have great passions, hoping to help others around the world have better lives.

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South Africa’s Ambassador to the U.S. Visits VCU

South Africa Ambassador

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of the President and Global Education Office hosted Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, South Africa’s Ambassador to United States, on May 26. Mahlangu discussed “VCU-South Africa Connections: Past, Present and Future” with VCU president Michael Rao, faculty and students who have academic and cultural connections to South Africa.

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‘Music In Exile’ gives students insight into plight of refugees

Music in Exile

Sasha Ingber and Alex Ebsary, co-founders of the D.C.-based non-profit organization Music in Exile, have a passion for telling the stories of talented musicians who are refugees due to wartime.

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Event attracts Richmond-area residents eager to learn about Islam

Uniting Humanity

It wasn’t quite music, but the buzz of a dozen conversations during a recent event symbolized the social harmony that comes from breaking down barriers of misunderstanding.

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VCU Globe graduates second cohort

VCU Globe Graduation 17 small

The second graduating class of VCU's largest living-learning program is celebrated as they complete the program with high achievements.

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Presidential Executive Order Affecting International Students


In light of the recent U.S. Presidential Executive Order, the VCU Global Education Office and the 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.

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Global Visiting Scholar uses film to educate about mental health

Mohan Agashe

The screening of ASTU-So Be It, was just one part of psychiatrist and internationally renowned film and stage actor Mohan Agashe’s week-long visit to Virginia Commonwealth University as a Global Visiting Scholar during the 2016 fall semester. Agashe, who plays the film’s lead character, is a mental health advocate who uses film to educate students about the different aspects of mental health.

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VCU Globe program featured in NAFSA Association of International Educators publication

VCU Globe is featured in the October edition of NAFSA's “International Educator.” The article discusses the living-learning program’s mission to expand the global engagement of students, faculty and staff.

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Fourteen projects receive Global Impact Awards to advance VCU global priorities

QGIA 2016 Ceremony

VCU’s Global Education Office has awarded fourteen grants to projects that support the university’s global priorities to improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars, increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty, and expand VCU’s global footprint through research, teaching and global engagement.

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VCU hosts author and humanitarian, Gregory Boyle, Sept. 27

Gregory Boyle

Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California will highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month at Virginia Commonwealth University, in collaboration with Sacred Heart Center.

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Bringing the world to VCU

GEO Summer Programs

When many VCU students set off to their homes, jobs, internships, travel and even study abroad this summer, the VCU campus became home to a wide range of international visitors. From Iraq to China to Saudi Arabia to nations across Sub-Saharan Africa – campus was abuzz with students and professionals who chose VCU as their destination to learn English, enhance their careers, engage in the community and learn about American culture.

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English Language Program graduate joins Spain national football team

Faisal Hayat

Faisal Hayat, graduate of the VCU English Language Program, will enroll as an undergraduate in the political science department next spring. In addition, he will be a professional football player for the Spain national football team.

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New challenges | New adventures

Lea Lahoud

Sharing how she overcame challenges lands VCU graduate student in final running for International Student Voice Magazine scholarship

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