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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- #GlobalMusic at University of Richmond fiddle duo Lydia & Andrea #Scandinavian #folk
- Lydia and Andrea bring their fiddling magic to the Global Music Series tomorrow night! Join us in the INTC Commons at 7:30 p.m.
- We're partnering again with our friends at University of Richmond-Bonner Center for Civic Engagement on Passport to VA. Seeking international and domestic students to tour historical sites and discuss from multiple perspectives!
- We're now accepting entries for the 2017 University of Richmond Spiders Abroad Photo/Video Contest. Whether you're a returned study abroad student, an international, faculty, staff, or University of Richmond Alumni you're eligible to participate. See the official rules and submit your entries online.
- Interested in local immigration efforts? Register for the free documentary screening of "American Dream" and our panel discussion with local experts working on these issues.
- International Film Series (IFS): Spring 2017 series is winding down
- Curated by University of Richmond students in the LALIS department, "Darkroom: An Exhibition" opens today and runs through the end of the semester. Stop by the INTC Gallery to see immigration and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s through the eyes and illustrations of author Lila Quintero Weaver.
- Up next on the Global Music Series schedule? Lydia and Andrea, a Scandinavian fiddle duo who play folk and original tunes. Mark your calendar.
- Join us today at 4:30 in the INTC Commons for our panel discussion on the most recent executive orders on travel, resettlement, and immigration. University of Richmond School of Law
- Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba? You can and with a full housing scholarship for Fall 2017! For advising, please see Patrick Schweiger in Study Abroad no later than March 1st. UR students must apply for approval through the International Education office by Sunday, March 5th. Open to students who have successfully completed at least one 300-level Spanish course or are fluent in Spanish. Heritage Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. University of Richmond School of Arts & Sciences OMA (Office of Multicultural Affairs)
- 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!
- 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
- Film: Ixcanul (Guatemala/France)Apr097:30 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
- First Night SederApr106:00 PM - 8:00 PMJoin the Jewish community at UR for a First Night Seder in the Robins Pavilion of the Jepson Alumni Center. Celebrate with members of the campus and Richmond community while sharing in a traditional Seder meal. All are welcome for this free program and meal, but space is limited. RSVP online by Monday, April 3.
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
Meet and Greet, Martha Merritt
Oct 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! (2015)
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. (Fall 2012)
Office of International Education
Weinstein International Center Tour