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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.

Upcoming excursions:

Passport to Virginia: Family Resource Center
Saturday Feb. 29, 2020

Spend your morning Feb. 29th assisting staff at Richmond Alternative, a public high school in Richmond city. This service trip will include creating grocery bags for families, supporting teacher spaces, and center organization. After the morning trip, students are encouraged to attend a group lunch at Dhall and share a reflection about the meaning of service.

Our group will gather on campus at 8:15 am by the Transportation Hub. Students can expect to return by 12:30 and join us for an hour-long lunch. Register here for this free excursion.

Potential future destinations:

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

Contact Jessica Winkler with questions about this program.

Get even more culture!

University of Richmond students are eligible for reimbursement on tickets to select cultural events and exhibitions through two funds designed to promote the arts among the student body. Learn more about these prgrams and their eligibiltiy requirements: