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01/31/2024

Looking for something to do this summer? Study AWAY with this summer...without leaving Virginia📍! Travel to the Eastern Shore and Sewanee for the fieldwork course: Design As Resilience.

Hear more about this incredible opportunity from faculty leaders Laura Battaglia and Tim Hamnett:
“The Eastern Shore Study Away (ESSA) program serves as a vehicle to study the interior of a pattern, a building, a town, and a landscape. We believe that we, as designers, bear responsibility to the communities for which we design and the landscapes in which we design...This program teaches our students - through hands-on experiences, reflection, and integrative learning - how to develop site-study methodologies which can be used to understand a range of issues. At the heart of the experience is the goal of assisting students in developing a methodology of understanding place and site through formal and contextual analysis.”

Apply on vcu.studioabroad.com/ before Feb 1️⃣5️⃣

01/24/2024

Be sure to join us tomorrow for the lecture by the Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, in the Cabell Library Lecture Hall, Room 303, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The ambassador will speak on the topic of “Mexico and U.S. Interdependence and Common Future.” All are welcome and registration is not required.

See you there!

Be sure to join us as we welcome to VCU the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the James Branch Cabell Lecture Hall, Room 303.

The ambassador will deliver a lecture in the James Branch Cabell Lecture Hall, Room 303 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. titled, “Mexico and U.S. Interdependence and Common Future,” which addresses shared values and contributions that bind Mexico and the United States, the actions that both nations can take to foster a more humanistic, prosperous, and competitive North America, and data that illustrate the profound interconnection between them.

The presentation is open to the public and the VCU community, and registration is not required.

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01/22/2024

Want to spend this summer on the coast of Italy? 🇮🇹 Join us to learn more about studying abroad at the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy at this virtual information session.

🗓️ Wed., Jan. 24
⌚ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
📍https://vcu.zoom.us/j/86354362355

👋 See you there!

01/19/2024

Want to study abroad in Italy? 🇮🇹 Join and to learn more about studying abroad during Summer & Fall 2024 at SRISA in Florence, Italy! At this session we will discuss courses, housing, lifestyle, onsite support, internships and costs.

🗓️ Tues., Jan. 23
⌚ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
📍https://vcu.zoom.us/j/85675724292

👋 See you there!

01/18/2024

Still looking for summer plans? 😎☀️ Why not study abroad? 🌍✈️ Join for a Virtual Information Session about Study Abroad opportunities this summer!

VCU is offering more than a dozen faculty-led programs this summer in addition to international summer institutes at and . You can also do an international internship or research!

Tune in
🗓️ Thurs. Jan. 25
⌚ 12pm - 1pm
📍https://bit.ly/4aV5GE7

See you there 👋

01/17/2024

Join Abroad Global Learning Specialist, Alex Levy, ’s Associate Director, Meredith Sisson, and Student Financial Management Center’s Director, Ka Toya Wagner, to learn about how to fund an experience abroad🤑

At this virtual information session, we’ll review a variety of scholarships and financial aid that are applicable to studying abroad.

🗓️ Fri. Jan. 19
⌚3:00pm
📍https://bit.ly/3TThjoT

👋 See you there!

01/16/2024

Are you a Pell Grant Recipient? Ever thought about going abroad? can help with that💲💲💲!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Program has been sponsored by the U.S. State Department for over 20 years and awards up to $5,000 for an internship or study abroad experience!

Their only eligibility requirements are:
1️⃣ you are a U.S. Citizen
2️⃣ you are currently receiving (or will receive) a pell grant during your time of application or study
3️⃣ an undergraduate in good standing.

is hosting our biannual Gilman Writing Workshop where review essay criteria and offer tips & tricks to help you submit the most competitive application possible. Can't join us in person? Login via Zoom!

🗓️ Tues., Jan 23
⌚ 3p-4p
📍 SGA Senate Chambers (first floor of the University Commons) or at https://bit.ly/3QQw4G7

We'll see you there 👋

01/10/2024

is pleased to announce that we are now offering one FREE U.S. passport-style photograph to all VCU students, faculty, and staff! 🌎📸

This service will be available:
1️⃣st Tuesday of every month
from ⏰ 1 - 3 p.m.
3️⃣rd Wednesday of every month
from ⏰ 9 - 11 a.m.
at 📍GEO (912 W. Grace Street, 4th floor).

Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve! Sign-up for your 15 minute slot at: https://bit.ly/48vyeCK

12/22/2023

Mark your calendars 🗓️ for an exciting afternoon with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico 🇲🇽 to the United States 🇺🇸 Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, as we welcome him to Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Cabell Library, room 303.

The ambassador will deliver an informative lecture to students, staff and faculty regarding the interdependence and common futures of Mexico and the United States.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the esteemed Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 12/15/2023

I hope my story of traveling abroad inspires you to try living in another country when you get the chance :)) it’s been a joy to get to know people from all over the world especially the Greeks 💙

12/01/2023

In partnership with VCU faculty and offices, GEO is offering 8️⃣ spring break trips this year! Applications for 5️⃣ of these programs are still open for another few weeks and now is the perfect time to learn more and apply.

📣Spring Break Spotlight - COSTA RICA 🇨🇷 with

During this experience in Costa Rica, a small country with incredible biodiversity, participants will have the chance to explore a variety of healthcare careers from a global lens. Whether learning about medicinal plants, connecting with future healthcare professionals, or learning from experts at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, this experience will allow you to consider your future in medicine.

This year is the program's inaugural trip, so we don't have any photos from past participants (😭) but learn more about it at faculty leader, Krista Scott's, info session Mon., December 4th at 4:30 at https://vcu.zoom.us/j/85397521908

Applications open until 12/15

12/01/2023

In partnership with VCU faculty and offices, GEO is offering 8️⃣ spring break trips this year! Applications for 5️⃣ of these programs are still open for another few weeks and now is the perfect time to learn more and apply.

📣Spring Break Spotlight - 🇩🇴
Are you a member of ? Join this inaugural program to Las Canas!

Students will participate in a locally-led food initiative to increase food security through access to healthy and nutritious foods, learn about the healthcare system in the Caribbean,and shadow a local health initiative. Students will also have opportunities to visit popular tourist destinations that feature naturally-formed caves and beautiful blue lagoons.

This experience will be open to VCU TRIO students only.

Applications open until 12/14!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 12/01/2023

In partnership with VCU faculty and offices, GEO is offering 8️⃣ spring break trips this year! Applications for 5️⃣ of these programs are still open for another few weeks and now is the perfect time to learn more and apply.

📣Spring Break Spotlight - GERMANY 🇩🇪AND FRANCE 🇫🇷 with VCU Radiology

The program will emphasize early radiation discoveries 🩻and the historical figures behind the science through a tour of sites significant to Radiation Science in Germany and France. See more at https://vcu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Study+Abroad+2024/1_8k64jtur

Applications open until 12/14!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 12/01/2023

In partnership with VCU faculty and offices, GEO is offering 8️⃣ spring break trips this year! Applications for 5️⃣ of these programs are still open for another few weeks and now is the perfect time to learn more and apply.

📣Spring Break Spotlight - CAPE TOWN 🇿🇦with

Through an intersectional lens that includes gender, sexuality, race, and class, this program will highlight social issues and how local organizations address issues experienced by the local LGBTQIA+ community 🏳️‍🌈

⬅️ to see a photo of last's year's group at the Cape of Good Hope!

Applications open until 12/14!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 12/01/2023

In partnership with VCU faculty and offices, GEO is offering 8️⃣ spring break trips this year! Applications for 5️⃣of these programs are still open for another few weeks and now is the perfect time to learn more and apply.

📣Spring Break Spotlight - DOHA🇶🇦 with

This program will explore global leadership using a framework of cultural agility. Students will have the opportunity to personalize their learning by researching a topic that ties to their interests and career goals.

Swipe to see photos of 's previous trips to Doha and

Applications open until🗓️ 12/15!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 11/27/2023

Hi I’m Ramsey :) I’ve been studying abroad at the American College of Greece near Athens since September. This university is about a 20 minute drive outside of the city in a cute little neighborhood called Agia Paraskevi. Greece has been absolutely gorgeous to study and grow in and I’m excited to share some things from a typical week here with you all🥰

A little bit about me:
I’m a junior double majoring in philosophy and law and political science. I love traveling (obviously), writing, reading, and the beach :)

So far, while studying abroad, I have gone to Aegina (a Greek island), Munich, Milos (a Greek island), Budapest, Berlin, Paris, Thessaloniki (the second biggest city in Greece), Rome, Milan, and Florence.

I chose to study abroad because I wanted to be fully immersed into a different culture and have the experience of moving somewhere alone and being able to adapt quickly. I’ve done many of my travels around Europe solo and it’s taught me so much about people and how much goodness the human race can foster🤍🤍

I’m excited to share this week with you all and I hope I can influence some of you to study abroad!

If you have any questions feel free to DM me here this week or message my personal account

11/20/2023

📢Calling all Returnees! 🌍✈️

With the holidays and the end of the semester coming up, come relax and hang out with your fellow returnees and decorate holiday cookies🍪☃️🎁🎉

🗓️ Tues., Nov. 28th
⌚ 6:00pm
📍GEO Office; 3rd Floor; Room 3126

RSVP on RamsConnect! We can't wait to see you there 👋

11/15/2023

Are you preparing to study or intern abroad during the winter break or spring semester and starting to sweat about your budget💲💲💲?

Join for a Study Abroad Budgeting While Studying Abroad Workshop! Hear from some recent study abroad students and VCU Education Abroad Staff with their tips & tricks for building a budget (and sticking to it!).

This event is a part of 2023 - learn more about IEW at https://iew.state.gov/ or

🗓Wed. Nov. 15th
⌚3-4pm
📍912 W. Grace St. Room 3126.

👋 See you there! 🤑

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 11/13/2023

Don't have plans for spring break? We can fix that 😎

Study abroad during spring break 2024 on a VCU Faculty-Led program! Swipe⬅️ to see the 8️⃣ programs being offered this year from Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦 to Nadi, Fiji 🇫🇯 to Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦 and so much more!

🗓️ Don't forget, TOMORROW you can stop by the Faculty-Led Programs Showcase between 2pm and 4pm to learn even more details about these programs and some summer 24 programs, too ☀️ We'll be in the Student Commons, Virginia Room B

Happy Rams! 🐏

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 11/13/2023

Happy Rams! 🐏🌍✈️

To kick things off, we wanted to introduce our amazing and Chloe Johnson!

🤔Did you know you can schedule a study abroad advising appointment with another VCU student? Peer Advisors are a great resource for Rams who are considering studying abroad or perhaps a little nervous about what to expect while abroad. These students were in your shoes just a few months ago and have SO many tips & tricks about living, traveling, and studying abroad to share!

Swipe⬅️ to learn more about Dixie, Meg, and Chloe and visit https://bit.ly/3QZ0Wpf to schedule an appointment with one of our

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 11/10/2023

Anyone still figuring out what to do this summer? 🤔 Not to worry, we've got you covered! 😎

Come out to 's Faculty-Led Programs Showcase on Tuesday to learn about some of the faculty-led programs and international summer institutes VCU is offering spring break 2024 AND summer 2024 ☀️🌍 ✈️

Study with other VCU students and VCU faculty members from anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks in places such as Mexico 🇲🇽 Italy 🇮🇹 Kenya 🇰🇪 France 🇫🇷 Greece 🇬🇷 Qatar 🇶🇦 Costa Rica 🇨🇷 (among others!).

Meet with the faculty leaders during this showcase to learn more details about the course(s) you'd take, the itinerary, travel dates, and so much more.

🗓️ Tues., Nov. 14
⌚ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
📍Virginia Room B

We'll see you there 👋

L&L Friendship Fund Reception and Information Session held during International Education Week 11/09/2023

As we celebrate International Education Week next week, GEO's Education Abroad office will host the L&L Friendship Fund Reception and Information Session on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in the Student Commons, Richmond Salons II & III.

The event is intended to celebrate the announcement of the L & L Friendship Fund, established to help students with demonstrated financial need study abroad. Study abroad returnees will speak about the impact of their global learning experiences, and Global Learning staff will present an information session about the new fund and ways all students can access study abroad affordably. Light refreshments will be served during the event.

Join us for this event if you are students, faculty and staff interested in learning about the new opportunities for study abroad and innovative programs that can be developed by faculty.

Read more about the event at global.vcu.edu/newsroom/2023/friendship-fund-reception/

Registration is required to attend. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/hNv9HBcitWJ1whWA6

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L&L Friendship Fund Reception and Information Session held during International Education Week Richmond, VA (November 9, 2023) — The Global Education Office will hold a reception and information session for the new L & L Friendship Fund on Wednesday, November 15, from noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Student Commons, Richmond Salons II & III. The reception coincides with International Education Week...

11/09/2023

Our Rams Around the World online event is coming up a week from today! Network with Rams across the globe and learn about their unique career paths abroad. Register now to save your spot: https://bit.ly/46x36Se

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 11/06/2023

안녕하시오~
Hello~ 〵(^ o ^)〴

My name is Ashlin but everyone calls me Ash :) I’m currently studying Advertising & Public Relations at Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea

I have been so grateful to call this place home for the past 2.5 months and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all

I would be happy to answer any questions either through here or on my main so please don’t hesitate to reach out!!

10/27/2023

Struggling to find a way to integrate your study abroad stories in a professional manner? Not sure where to add your study abroad experience on your resume? Don't worry--we got you!

Come out to and 's career skills workshop: Articulating your International Experience. This interactive skills workshop is aimed to help you effectively market your international experience(s) on the job market and graduate program applications.

🗓 Mon., Oct. 30
⌚11am - 12pm
📍SGA Senate Chambers on the first floor of the University Commons

👋 see you there!

10/23/2023

In celebration of 🏳️‍🌈 is hosting OUT & About: a conversation with Study Abroad returnees about their experiences living, studying, and traveling abroad as LGBTQIA+ students

We'll kick off with a facilitated discussion with our returnee panelists, and then the remainder of the event will be social.

ALL students are welcome to this event! Snacks will be provided 😋

🗓 Wed. 10/25
⌚ 5:30pm - 7pm
📍 OMSA Office

👋 See you there!

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 10/18/2023

Ciao everyone! My name is Madison () and I am excited to take over this account to show you a glimpse of my life in Italy! I’m a senior majoring in biology on the pre-med track. Since August, I’ve been living in Reggio Emilia, part of the Italian Food Valley!

Here’s a photo dump of Venice, Verona, Bologna, Milan, and my new home :)

Come join me for the week and please ask me any questions you have! 🤍

10/18/2023

Are you a Biology or Pre-Med student looking for ways to fit studying abroad in your schedule? Look no further! 🌎✈️🔬

Come out to today's info session, led by and to learn more about the opportunities to conduct research, medical shadowing, or intern abroad!

🗓 TODAY, Wed., Oct. 18
⌚3:30pm
📍Trani Life Sciences Room 116

See you there 👋

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 10/03/2023

October 1 - 31 is LGBTQIA+ History Month! 🏳️‍🌈This month is an annual observance of le***an, gay, bisexual and transgender history and achievements, coinciding with National Coming Out Day (October 11th).

These are the events celebrating LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month all across VCU's campus - thanks to VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for putting these all in one place: https://linktr.ee/vcuomsa

Catch on Wed., Oct. 25 at 5:30 for OUT & About: A Conversation with LGBTQIA+ Returnees about studying and living abroad as a q***r student.

Photos from VCU Education Abroad's post 10/03/2023

Hello!!! My name is McKenna and I will be taking over the Instagram for the next 2 days! I’m currently studying abroad in Berlin as a Poli Sci major and will be doing a q&a on the story if you guys have any questions about studying abroad or about germany or anything! Im willing to answer all of your questions :) and actually I’m sadly not in Berlin right now so I won’t be able to show you what my life is like in Berlin but I can take you on the excursion I’m on right now (going to Prague with the program I’m in) and post photos of Berlin! My Instagram is if you want to follow my journey abroad more closely!

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