Academia

VCU Global Education Program

Mission

VCU Globe: A Global Education Living-Learning Community at Virginia Commonwealth University prepares students to navigate within and between global communities at home and abroad and in professional and personal contexts.  Students are exposed to the impact of global migration and become more aware of globalization's role in the lives of people around the world. Students expand their knowledge, identity, and impact as global citizens, and develop their leadership skills in global education and in their academic majors.

credit: https://global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/about/

Curriculum & Engagement

VCU Globe is composed of 8 distinct courses and requires 40+ service learning hours, demonstration of experience in cultural immersion, co-curricular events, and career preparation services designed to improve students' cultural competencies and engagement.

Service Learning in Greece

VCU Globe students analyzed the climate of the current Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece and reflected on various impacts societally, economically, and individually.

(Note: Trip canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020)

 

Conversation Partners

VCU Globe students participate in partner-based conversations with English Language Program students to facilitate communication by practicing English with speakers of other languages.

 

City and Cultural Explorers

VCU Globe students provide information and resources regarding cultural sites of Richmond, Virginia to International students.

English Language Program "Tea Time"

VCU Globe students participate in group conversations with English Language Program students to facilitate communication by practicing English with speakers of other languages.

Cultural Events and Engagement

VCU Globe students attend various events exploring topics of culture, identity, social issues, and more.

Maymont Exploration
Maymont Exploration

City and Cultural Explorers are VCU Globe students who introduce International students to the wonders of the Greater Richmond area.

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Maymont House
Maymont House

City and Cultural Explorers are VCU Globe students who introduce International students to the wonders of the Greater Richmond area.

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LGBTQ+ Representation Workshop Flyer
LGBTQ+ Representation Workshop Flyer

One of my ambitious projects was my very own event. Click for more info.

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Maymont Exploration
Maymont Exploration

City and Cultural Explorers are VCU Globe students who introduce International students to the wonders of the Greater Richmond area.

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Learn more about how VCU Globe shaped Chandler's academic career:

LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media Workshop

Through VCU Globe, Chandler created their very first workshop presentation.

The LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media Workshop aims to in define representation, discuss real-world implications, and contextualize global limitations and risks.

View the presentation in its entirety below

VCU Globe has prepared me for a career in an ever-developing technological and global setting.  I have learned how to effectively communicate across cultures, consult various perspectives and ideologies, and bolster the commitment to inclusivity in any given environment.  VCU Globe has allowed me to create lasting and profound relationships with folks from all over the world by pushing me to engage with new people in meaningful ways.