We are partners with local service organizations, allowing our students a chance to take leadership positions in organizing activities to help other people. We chose these organizations because they have an international component, and they have enough varied needs to take advantage of our students' enthusiasm.
The International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is an advocate for refugees from various conflicts around the world. The Charlottesville office resettles refugees in our local area. Every year IRC students host a Halloween party for about 25 refugee children and their families in Munford Hall.
The UVA Food Collaborative
The University of Virginia Food Collaborative works to promote research, teaching, and community engagement in pursuit of more sustainable and place-based food systems. The Collaborative includes faculty, staff and students and is constituted both through its multidisciplinary membership and its engagement with community members and practitioners. While public debate about the relationships between environmental sustainability, regional food, land use, and resource management has proliferated in the last decade, work on-the-ground to establish and research the long-term validity of new food systems remains disparate and diffuse. The Collaborative provides a focal point for university and community efforts to study and improve those systems. IRC faculty and many IRC students are members of this collaborative as we seek to learn and improve our community.
Learn to Live, Live to Learn
International Residential College at the University of Virginia 1-100 Mary Munford Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
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