GEO provides international students with basic support services and with opportunities to engage directly with the local Richmond community. 

For help with settling in at VCU or for information about trips and activities on campus and around the Richmond region, please email

Admission support for Afghan refugees

Virginia Commonwealth University encourages and welcomes Afghan refugees to apply for an educational experience and become part of the Ram family in Richmond. Explore our 200+ programs to find the one that’s right for you!

VCU is home to one of the most diverse student populations in the country and provides a welcoming academic environment to students from across the globe. We offer a variety of resources that can assist you with the application process, as well as throughout your time as a VCU student.

If you would like to learn more about campus and student life, we encourage you to make an appointment for a campus tour. Please feel free to contact the Global Education Office with any questions (

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