Passport to Virginia

Get out and see it through new eyes!

We all have our own personal understandings of American history, its monuments and relevance to the present. But, what happens when you re-examine the past with peers from other parts of America, peers from other parts of the country, peers from around the world, and our celebrated faculty historians from around campus?

Passport to Virginia is a joint project of the Office of International Education and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. It aims to bring together unique perspectives to discuss and view U.S. history through a new lens and to reflect on current civil society. Participants (UR history faculty, domestic and international students) travel together to historical sites in Virginia and surrounding regions for group tours and discussions. The result is a new and deeper understanding of the past (and present) through diverse and multiple sets of eyes.

Passport to Virginia is open to all UR undergraduates, with transportation and admission costs fully covered. Space is limited on these excursions, so it is recommended to apply early for a spot on trips.

Potential future destinations:

  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Jamestown Settlement
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon

Contact International Education with questions about this program.