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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- Join the discussion on the travel ban, learn about the legal implications, and find out about response and mobilizing efforts. University of Richmond School of Law, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York http://bit.ly/2kBp6qt
- #GlobalMusic series featuring the Feedel Band and EthioJazzFunk at the University of Richmond
- Ethio-jazz-funk? We've got it tonight in the International Commons--free and open to the public!
- Come out and support your peers who will be presenting at the International Studies Symposium this afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m.
- ChinaFest Film Weekend begins this afternoon and will feature 5 contemporary and classic titles, including Hero with Jet Li.
- ChinaFest kicks off tonight with a lecture on Chinese art and broad its influence and continues this weekend with 5 film screenings
- University of Richmond announces 5 #Fulbright semi-finalists
- International Film Series (IFS): 5 great films, 1 short weekend - ChinaFest Film Weekend
- Are you looking for an international post-grad opportunity? Do you know an exceptional student with global ambitions? Join President Crutcher and your peers for the annual #Fulbright Kickoff Event to learn more about this prestigious program. Come hungry, leave happy and inspired!
- International Film Series (IFS): February brings several films for your enjoyment
- Ambassador Pickering addresses the University of Richmond community.
- Proposals for the Projects for Peace competition are due on Monday. What would YOU do with $10k for peace? http://bit.ly/22ezNhm
- This weekend is the last opportunity to work on your study abroad application for programs in Fall 2017. Log in and finish up at www.studyabroad.richmond.edu
- Here's a primer on tonight's eagerly anticipated discussion: http://richmondmagazine.com/news/news/sea-change_1/
- It was fun, informative, and delicious (thanks, Boka Tako Truck)!
- There's still time to send us your questions for the inauguration eve panel discussion. Submit them online: http://bit.ly/2j18zcZ
- Recently arrived/returned to UR from abroad? Join us today for free food-truck tacos during the Welcome/Welcome Back Fair. Drop in anytime between 3 & 5:30 http://bit.ly/2j6X4ms
- International Film Series (IFS): January screenings begin this week
- Concerns over what the next administration might mean for you? Submit your questions online: http://bit.ly/2j18zcZ Then attend our inauguration eve panel where your questions will be answered by University of Richmond faculty experts.
- Congratulations are in order for Cassie Perkins, winner of this amazing piñata by attending early advising for study abroad. Just think about how fun her party will be this weekend! While we won't be giving away any more party animals, there is still time to submit your application to study abroad in the fall. The deadline is Jan. 23 - https://studyabroad.richmond.edu
- The wait is over: the Spring 2017 film series schedule is now available!
- Boredom setting in over Winter Break? Start your proposal for the Projects for Peace competition. Winning proposals will be funded at $10k! What would YOU do with $10k for peace? http://bit.ly/22ezNhm
- Though the semester isn't technically over, we did bid a fond farewell to our University of Richmond exchange students at last night's reception. Best wishes for the road ahead and remember: once a Spider, always a Spider!
- Prepping for holiday travel? Follow these minimalist tips, including 1 from our own Dean Merritt.
- Last year's Projects for Peace winner helped support refugee integration in Lithuania. What would YOU do with $10k for peace? Submit a proposal by Jan. 30. http://bit.ly/22ezNhm
- How have you been shaped by a host family relationship?
- #IEWeek2016 continues tonight with the Cuban-themed dinner and jazz performance at D-Hall, followed by International Trivia Night at 8:30 in the Brown Alley Room.
- Spiders impacting the world...
- International Education Week 2016 kicks off today with some great news from Institute of International Education (IIE) and their #OpenDoors2016 survey. Spoiler: University of Richmond ranks No. 2 and No. 5 nationally in 2 key categories. #IEW20166
- A new way to see the world...
- Questions about Peace Corps? Want to find out how this experience has shaped faculty and staff at the University of Richmond? Attend the panel tonight - 6pm in THC 348
- Are you a US citizen interested in studying in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East and learning a less-commonly taught language of the world? Join our info session of Boren Awards for International Study, which provide up to $20k in study abroad funding! Tues, Nov 1 at 1pm Office of International Education
- In 2015, Mel Shuaipi, '15 was awarded $10k and traveled back to the DR for a 4th time to implement a micro-finance program for local sugarcane workers. #ProjectsForPeace What would YOU do with $10k for peace? http://bit.ly/22ezNhm
- International Film Series (IFS): Screenings during the month of November
- Warm cider, pumpkin-flavored anything... that's fall and we'll have it all at the next Passport Café Soirée on Thurs, Oct 27 from 2-4pm. And it's FREE!
- Open to faculty and staff, our second study abroad discussion panels takes place on Tues, Oct 25. If you haven't already, RSVP here: http://doodle.com/poll/fmgtxxqva7xf3pi4
- Fantastic event and attendance today at our panel with leaders from notable study abroad providers CET Academic Programs, CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange, IES Abroad, and SIT Study Abroad. Our panel next week will focus on faculty-led study abroad and feature a couple familiar campus voices and a colleague from UChicago Study Abroad. University of Richmond faculty and staff can still register here: http://doodle.com/poll/fmgtxxqva7xf3pi4 Don't miss the conversation!
- Orange Pumpkin Spice Friands... looks delicious, right? These and other fall treats will be among the free eats at our next Passport Café Soirée: Thurs, Oct 27 from 2-4pm in the International Courtyard. http://bit.ly/29KVXmA
- Open to faculty and staff, the first of two study abroad discussion panels is tomorrow (Thursday) at noon. If you haven't already, RSVP here for one or both events: http://doodle.com/poll/fmgtxxqva7xf3pi4
- Election day is just 3 weeks away! While we can't tell you who to vote for, we can share a few fascinating observations made by some current and recent international students on the U.S. election process - complied by our friends at the University of Richmond Magazine.
- It's not just our study abroad students who get to enjoy idyllic settings this fall. International students are starting to see the University of Richmond's fall colors around every corner. #NoFilter
- Spider Women's Golf returns from an experience abroad in Waterville, Ireland.
- "My favorite place in Barcelona so far is Gaudi's Park Guell. Here's the view from that park." -Brendan Bieder, '18 How's your semester shaping up?
- Now accepting proposals for the Projects for Peace competition. DYK? The University of Richmond has had 11 students selected for the $10k prize in the last 10 years. What would you do with $10k for peace?
- There was a lot of great energy last night at the Global Music Series concert featuring the Kaynak Pipers from Bulgaria. We packed the Commons with students, faculty, staff, locals, and a large contingent of Richmond's Bulgarian community, all of whom were up and dancing!
- Congratulations to Justine Guan, 1st place winner in the Study Abroad Fair raffle. Justine received a $150 travel voucher from STA Travel.
- University of Richmond receives another stellar ranking for study abroad. This time from Business Insider.
- International Film Series (IFS): Screenings for the month of October
- Our new exchange and international students are settling in well, and what a great choice they made in Richmond!
- Trump's Ban On Travel and Resettlement: Legal Issues, Responses, and Consequences for Refugees and ImmigrantsFeb224:30 PM - 5:45 PMBoth President Trump’s executive order on travel and recent judicial responses to it have raised a number of legal, practical, and interpretive questions. These range from the immediate consequences for immigrants, refugees, and permanent residents from the seven countries identified in the ban, to questions about the relationship between the executive and judicial branches of government, as... Continue reading
- International Spiders Working in the U.S.Feb236:00 PM - 7:30 PMA panel and networking reception for international students seeking jobs and internships in the U.S. Learn from and network with international student alumni and current international students who have successfully navigated the job search process on a student visa. Dress is casual. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Film: Shun Li and the Poet (Italy)Feb243:00 PM - 9:15 PMDir. Andrea Segre, Italy, 2011, 98 min. Shun Li works in a factory near Rome, trying to pay off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, and saving money so her young son can join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon, and there she strikes up a tender friendship with Bepi, a fisherman nicknamed “the Poet,” who... Continue reading
- Film: Shun Li and the Poet (Italy)Feb267:30 PM - 9:15 PMDir. Andrea Segre, Italy, 2011, 98 min. Shun Li works in a factory near Rome, trying to pay off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, and saving money so her young son can join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon, and there she strikes up a tender friendship with Bepi, a fisherman nicknamed “the Poet,” who... Continue reading
- Film: Persepolis (France)Mar173:00 PM - 9:15 PMDir. Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, France, 2007, 96 min. A brilliant animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir, told with subversive humor and piercing insight. Growing up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, rebellious Marji discovers a love of punk rock, and becomes an outspoken critic of the fundamentalist regime. As she witnesses the transformation of her... Continue reading
- Film: Persepolis (France)Mar197:30 PM - 9:15 PMDir. Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, France, 2007, 96 min. A brilliant animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir, told with subversive humor and piercing insight. Growing up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, rebellious Marji discovers a love of punk rock, and becomes an outspoken critic of the fundamentalist regime. As she witnesses the transformation of her... Continue reading
- Global Music Series: Scandinavian Fiddle DuoMar227:30 PM - 9:00 PMThe Global Music Series brings musicians, dancers, and other artists from all corners of the world directly to Richmond to showcase their virtuosic talents and discuss their culture and art. Scandinavian fiddle duo Lydia and Andrea have been playing Swedish-style fiddle together for the past decade. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of... Continue reading
- Film: The Second Mother (Brazil)Mar313:00 PM - 9:30 PMDir. Anna Muylaert, Brazil, 2015, 112 min. Val has spent a decade working as a housekeeper for a wealthy family in São Paulo, raising her employers’ son as her own. When Val’s estranged daughter unexpectedly visits and questions the social order of the household, loyalties are tested, forcing everyone to reckon with the meaning of family— in this sharp examination of class dynamics in... Continue reading
- Film: The Second Mother (Brazil)Apr027:30 PM - 9:30 PMDir. Anna Muylaert, Brazil, 2015, 112 min. Val has spent a decade working as a housekeeper for a wealthy family in São Paulo, raising her employers’ son as her own. When Val’s estranged daughter unexpectedly visits and questions the social order of the household, loyalties are tested, forcing everyone to reckon with the meaning of family— in this sharp examination of class dynamics in... Continue reading
- Film: Ixcanul (Guatemala/France)Apr073:00 PM - 9:15 PMDir. Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France, 2015, 93 min. María is a teenager who lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. While she awaits her arranged marriage to the plantation’s foreman, she dreams of life beyond her Mayan village and escaping to live in the U.S. An unplanned pregnancy forces her to set a plan in motion to take control of... Continue reading
UR Learning Abroad
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Christie Marsh, '17
Christie Marsh, ’17, used her studies in philosophy, German, and environmental studies to examine invasive species.
International Film Series at UR to focus on migration this spring
The University of Richmond will continue the 28th annual International Film Series with 12 new films beginning Jan. 20.
University of Richmond earns high marks from Institute of International Education for study abroad and international enrollment
The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond second among leading baccalaureate institutions for total number of students who study abroad.
University of Richmond 2016-17 Arts & Sciences Lecture Series to feature nationally recognized scholars and experts
The University of Richmond School of Arts and Sciences is hosting lectures and performances on topics ranging from literature to climate change this fall.
African Film Weekend Sept. 16-17 will screen new and original films
The 12th African Film Weekend will be held Sept. 16-17 at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.
University of Richmond recognized in Princeton Review; ranked in the top 20 in six categories
The University of Richmond, which this year welcomed its most academically accomplished and diverse pool in the school’s history, was named as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.
Rose Nan-Ping Chen
When I first came to the U.S. in 1971, it was a vastly different world. Taiwan had yet to enter the export-driven economy and the island was pretty isolated with no flights coming or going.
UR senior awarded Fulbright grant to teach English in Morocco
University of Richmond senior Klarabelle Celine Ang of Pasadena, Calif., has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach English in Morocco.
2016 David C. Evans Awards
The School of Arts and Sciences presented the David Evans Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and the Creative Arts at this year's Honors Convocation.
Countries Provided Stones to Construct Courtyard
Undergraduates from 46 States and 74 Countries
Incoming Students With A Native Language Other Than English
of Undergraduate Students Have Experience Abroad