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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- 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!
- 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!
- Global Music Series: Feedel Trio (Ethiopia)Feb157:30 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. The Feedel Trio based in the Washington, D.C. area mixes its traditional Ethipoian music with innovative jazz improvisations and contemporary grooves.
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