Student Katie Hines is interviewed.



GEO News 2023-24


May 14, 2024

Oxford’s Harris Manchester College 2024 Summer Research Institute award recipients announced

Two VCU faculty are recipients of the University of Oxford’s Harris Manchester College 2024 Summer Research Institute award.

April 30, 2024

PBD Inductees 24

Students, staff and faculty honored at Global Initiatives Achievement Celebration

Virginia Commonwealth University students, staff and faculty are recognized for achievement during its annual Global Initiatives Achievement Celebration. 

January 29, 2024

Jill Blondin named Senior International Officer of the Year

Jill Blondin of VCU’s Global Education Office receives top honor from the Institute of International Education

Senior International Officer of the Year designation reflects her commitment to expanding VCU’s footprint in global engagement for students.

January 24, 2024

Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. to visit VCU to give lecture

Esteban Moctezuma Barragán will speak on the topic of “Mexico and U.S. Interdependence and Common Future.”



December 15, 2023


Exploring Eastern Africa: Students Forge Bond with Local NGO

Douglas Kimemia, Ph.D., leads the Eastern Africa Development and Democracy program with political science students, cementing a bond with Rwandan NGO, Home for Hope.

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December 6, 2023

Amy Leap

Meet-a-Ram: Amy Leap helps VCU students broaden their perspectives through study abroad

Read Amy's Meet-a-Ram profile

November 10, 2023

International Education Week ‘23 offers opportunities for international and cultural awareness

In light of the devastating earthquake in Morocco, VCU provides resources and support for its Moroccan community.

September 11, 2023

Morocco support

VCU supports our Moroccan community

In light of the devastating earthquake in Morocco, VCU provides resources and support for its Moroccan community.

September 5, 2023

Richmond buildings

VCU Global Health Symposium on Sept. 9 focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion worldwide

Developed by students and open to the public, the fourth annual event features international keynote speakers, panel on implicit bias and more.

August 30, 2023

VCU senior found a French connection at study abroad fair

Public relations major Frances Burson spent a month in Lyon this summer learning about international human rights through a different cultural lens.

August 24, 2023

Ailita Whalen

Busy trip to East Africa finally brings study abroad dream to fruition for VCU undergrad

As a teaching assistant for the program on development and democracy, international studies major Ailita Whalen helped lead fellow students to five countries.


August 23, 2023

Global Learning Program Development Award winners announced

The Global Education Office (GEO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first 2023-24 Global Learning Program Development Awards. The inaugural awards are granted to eight VCU faculty and groups to develop new and innovative global learning programs, including education abroad, domestic study away with a global focus, or virtual exchange. 

August 10, 2023

Human anatomy program in Cyprus gives rising junior new perspective on his studies

Charlie Hassett, a health, physical education and exercise science major, enjoyed the opportunity to work with cadavers and prepare for a career in the medical field.