Study Abroad: Discover AND Explore the WorldBefore graduating, more than 65 percent of Richmond students go abroad to discover the foreign. They not only discover new things, they explore them, too—making connections to their major field of study and learning cross-cultural nuances that later set them apart in an increasingly competitive job market.
International Students: Enriching Campus LifeStudents from more than 75 countries come to Richmond to study for a semester or a full four years. They are actively engaged in campus life, integrate with their domestic counterparts, and enrich classroom learning on a daily basis.
Faculty: Catalysts of InternationalizationFaculty are key to internationalization at Richmond. They foster intenational perspectives in the classroom through research that is conducted in every corner of the world, and they take students along for the journey.
International Programming: The World at RichmondThrough a variety of concerts, lectures, films, and art exhibitions each semester, the campus and local community are able to connect to the farthest corners of the world, beginning in Richmond.
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- Noah Velazquez, '18 is abroad in Argentina this semester and recently traveled to Northern Argentina at the Hornocal or mountain of 14 colors. Can you count all 14 colors?
- Soirée in full swing...
- The International Film Series continues this weekend with Rebels of the Neon God (Taiwan). Trailer: http://bit.ly/29zZiUW Fri at 3 & 7:30pm | Sun at 7:30pm Ukrop Auditorium
- Soiree gelato flavor reveal: White-Chocolate Raspberry! Come join us tomorrow... Flavor #1: Dark Chocolate Flavor #2: White-Chocolate Raspberry Flavor #3: ??? (revealed tomorrow at the soiree)
- 49 Tables 70 Student Volunteers 79 Study Abroad Programs 18 Partner Representatives Attending 1 Great Study Abroad Fair 3-2-1-GO!
- Our first soiree of the season will be this Friday the 23rd during family weekend festivities. Join us for free gelato paired with internationally-inspired conversation. Must-know Gelato Info: Flavor #1: Dark Chocolate Flavor #2: ??? (revealed here on Thursday) Flavor #3: ??? (revealed on Friday at the soiree)
- Today's the big day: the annual study abroad fair! Join us between 3 and 5 p.m. to learn more about your options for semester and summer study abroad. Drinks, international sweets, and raffles for all.
- Shorts and full-length films? We'll have them all beginning tomorrow afternoon for African Film Weekend.
- The Study Abroad Fair is your first step toward adding this skill in demand by top employers. Taylor B, '16 added it to her skill set during an internship and program abroad at the University of Siena. You can, too! http://bit.ly/29zZeoq
- Your chance to start learning more about your study abroad options. Mark your calendar.
- If you missed the debrief and forum on the faculty seminar to Cuba, The Collegian has a nice recap.
- The International Film Series kicks off this weekend with Camille Claudel (France). Fri at 3 & 7:30pm | Sun at 7:30pm Ukrop Auditorium
- International Film Series (IFS): Fall series set to begin and September highlights
- A full house for the Mehmet Polat Trio & the University of Richmond #GlobalMusic Series
- The sounds you'll hear tonight at the Global Music Series. http://bit.ly/2a3fFJL
- Welcome Week looks a bit different at Akita International University in Japan. Photo courtesy of Naomi Yocum, '18. You can follow her semester abroad here: https://urtravelogues.wordpress.com/category/fall-2016/naomi-at-akita/
- Roots from Balkan, Ottoman, and West African music? We've got it next week!
- Emily Gove, '17 (left) and Kelly Norman, '07 (center) reconnect with SIT Study Abroad Samoa academic director Jackie Fa'asisila. Emily returned from SIT Study Abroad SAMOA: Pacific Communities and Social Change this summer and Kelly 10 years earlier.
- Multiple disciplines, one common theme: #Cuba
- #13 Most Popular Study Abroad Program? Right here at the University of Richmond!
- Voting ends tomorrow. Cast your vote for Thamine Nayeem, '16 today!
- Earlier this summer, members of the faculty seminar met with leaders of several of Cuba's leading academic and cultural institutions. Come and hear their takeaways and the prospects of partnership for UR. Wed, Aug 31, 4 p.m. INTC Commons
- Have you seen "Richmond in Cuba" yet? It's a new photo exhibit in the University of Richmond International Center Gallery, and it includes a rather dapper photo of a certain Spider President in Havana!
- Spend your weekends this fall discovering new countries, culture, and film. Starts Sept. 9.
- Thamine Nayeem, '17 is a finalist in the IES Abroad Film Fest. Watch here creative short "I Choose Openness" below and vote for her film here: https://contest.fbapp.io/saff2016 #SpiderPride
- All day long it's The Return, where recently-returned study abroad students explore the University of Richmond campus with new eyes!
- You've been patient. Wait no longer! It's the Fall 2016 International Film Series roster of films.
- Happy 1st day of classes! Tomorrow's our Welcome/Welcome Back Reception for new international Spiders and those recently returned from a program abroad. Our staff, President Crutcher, and a large group of faculty are ready to give you an official Welcome/Welcome Back!
- Just a few of our new international students watching the Olympics during an orientation break. We saw Poland, the Bahamas, and Ukraine win gold--3 of more than 70 countries represented by this group!
- International students, what are some of your first impressions of Richmond?
- With temperatures hovering near 100F, we pulled together the warmest welcome possible for our new University of Richmond international degree-seeking and exchange students. 160 students from 51 countries arrived yesterday for international orientation. Stay cool as you prep for the start of classes next Monday.
- "If you want to really learn, you have to engage. You have to sit down and watch on a regular basis. You have to catch up when you miss segments. This makes T.V. shows a lot like college courses."
- "The view reminded me that what I’m really here for is scuttling seagulls, and cars driving the wrong way, and friendly people trickling out of their flats, and pleasant architecture, and the breeze, and the fresh air. I’m not here to worry about what I’m doing. I’m here to do." - Jack in New Zealand
- Traveling this summer? Wherever the road takes you, travel like Tocqueville, using these tips from dean Martha Merritt's #TEDx talk on exploration.
- What's new and international at the University of Richmond, you ask?
- Passport Cafe knows both local and global! Congrats to our neighbor in the International Center for receiving well-deserved recognition for its globally-inspired menu items and support of local vendors.
- Where will you find the Class of 2016? All around the world, of course! Teaching English in Austria, a Fulbright in Morocco, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia...
- Looking for some summer reading before that big trip to another country? Choose from this list of 80 books that will take you around the world.
- Were you seeing double at commencement on Sunday? No, you were seeing two great examples of how international students contribute to the dynamic learning environment at the University of Richmond. Congratulations to Sugandh, Surabi, and the entire Class of 2016. #SpiderGrad2016
- A fascinating read from our University of Richmond colleague in the International Center and professor in the International Studies program.
- Congratulations to our departing exchange students on a great semester at the University of Richmond. Best wishes as you prepare for final exams and for a safe journey home. Keep in touch! #SpiderPride
- Congratulations to the winners of the 2015-16 Spiders Abroad Photo/Video contest. The winning entries were on display last night at the annual International Celebration. And, many thanks to all who participated. Add some inspiration to your day by viewing the winning entries online!
- This week at the International Film Series: Snowpiercer (South Korea) Ukrop Auditorium Friday, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
- This week at the International Film Series: Almanya: Welcome to Germany (Germany) Ukrop Auditorium Friday, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
- Our final Passport Café Soirée could be our most delicious! Join us tomorrow afternoon for more great international conversation topics and: Quinoa Salad, Italian Gelato Assortment, bakery samplings from Nettie's Naturally, fruit punch, and water
- Congratulations to University of Richmond student Luka Klimaviciute, '16 who was recently awarded $10,000 for a project to assist #refugees in her home country of Lithuania.
- Questions about the Fulbright? Join dean Martha Merritt to learn more about this prestigious scholarship and how to write a compelling application. Thursday, March 31, 5 p.m. Office of International Education, Main Lobby
- April 1 is the deadline to apply for UR Summer Fellowship and Internship Funding (no fooling!) - including Weinstein Grants for international internships. Check out Career Services' video for the step-by-step process for applying.
- Our office extends a warm welcome today to our visitors from the China Studies Institute, Drs. Youli Sun and Hong Li. #StudyAsia
- Alice in the Cities (West Germany)Sep303:00 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1974)... Continue reading
- Alice in the Cities (West Germany)Oct027:30 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1974)... Continue reading
- Global Music Series: Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgaria)Oct037:30 PM - 9:00 PMThe Global Music Series brings musicians, dancers, and other artists from all corners of the world directly to Richmond to present virtuosic performances and discuss their culture and art. The Kaynak Pipers Band brings the sounds of Bulgaria to Richmond. Making a rare tour stop in the United States, this trio of bagpipers discusses their art form and performs the traditional Bulgarian music they... Continue reading
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (United States)Oct073:00 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, United States, 2014)... Continue reading
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (United States)Oct097:30 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, United States, 2014)... Continue reading
- Tokyo Story (Japan)Oct213:00 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1953) ... Continue reading
- Tokyo Story (Japan)Oct237:30 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1953) ... Continue reading
- Passport Café SoiréeOct272:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Passport Café soirées offer opportunities for those beguiled by the wider world to come together in the International Center Courtyard over food and conversation. Share your international experiences over complimentary food and drink, featuring some of Passport Café's most popular recipes. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!
- Mia Madre (Italy)Nov043:00 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Nanni Morreti, Italy, 2015) ... Continue reading
- Mia Madre (Italy)Nov067:30 PM - 9:30 PM(Dir. Nanni Morreti, Italy, 2015) ... Continue reading
UR Learning Abroad
I Choose Openness
Finalist for Creative Short Category:“I Choose Openness” Thamine Nayeem, University of Richmond, IES Abroad Rabat, Fall 2015 2016 RABAT Film Festival Finalist
UR Learning Abroad: Taylor B, ’16 on Adaptability
Media Meet and Greet, Dr. Martha Merritt
Media Meet and Greet with Dr. Martha Merritt, Dean and Carole M. Weinstein Chair of International Education at the University of Richmond. October 6, 2015
Global Music Series: Kaoru Watanabe
Specializing in the Japanese shinobue flutes and taiko drums, Kaoru Watanabe performs at the University of Richmond as part of its Global Music Series.
UR Learning Abroad: Gwen Setterberg, '15
UR Learning Abroad: Gwen Setterberg, ’15 discusses her academic year in Brazil and how living abroad gave new meaning and understanding to the music she loves to perform.
Happy New Year from the Office of International Education
Students, faculty and staff from the Office of International Education at the University of Richmond wish you all a happy new year!
International Business: Studying Abroad at the University of Richmond (2013)
Hear as our exchange students tell about their experience studying abroad at the University of Richmond. (© 2013)
Study Abroad (Office of International Education)
OIE offers options in all regions of the world and can accommodate any major. Most UR students go abroad at least once before graduation and find their lives and careers enriched by the experience.
One Word to Describe the Year
Weinstein International Center Tour
Weinstein International Center Tour
Weinstein International Center- Globe Installation
Weinstein International Center- Globe Installation