Gateway to the University's global engagement across Grounds and around the world.

Welcome letter from 2013 graduate Ben Hemenway, a double major in Foreign Affairs and Latin American Studies from Hartwood, Virginia.

Embracing Diversity Heightens the University Experience

One year after he founded the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson pronounced “This institution of my native state, the hobby of my old age, will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind, to explore and to expose every subject susceptible of it’s contemplation.” With this quote in mind, I pose the following questions to my peers here at U.Va.: How many rocks have you left unturned? READ MORE
Class of 2013: Segura Networks His Way from Peru to the U.S. Supreme Court

Eight years ago, 2013 graduate Marco Segura arrived in northern Virginia from Lima, Peru, with next to no English skills. Segura just graduated with degrees in American Studies and government and last summer secured a coveted internship at the Supreme Court. READ MORE

U.Va. Advances Engagement in China with Creation of New Position in Shanghai

The University of Virginia is expanding its operations overseas with the creation of a new representative position in Shanghai, a move Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon says marks a significant step in increasing U.Va.’s presence in China and more broadly, in Asia. READ MORE

Secretary of State: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity, It’s An Investment

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chose U.Va. to deliver his first foreign policy speech and made a forceful case for foreign aid and a strong U.S. diplomatic presence in the world. READ MORE

New Network Makes International Job Searches Easier for U.Va. Students, Alumni

Increasingly, U.Va. alumni are choosing to work abroad, but finding the right position is not necessarily easy. To aid their search, U.Va.’s Global Student Council has launched a network of students, employers, alumni, parents and friends who share a common interest: working internationally. READ MORE

U.Va. Advancing Global Strategy Using Jefferson’s Comparative Lens

University of Virginia Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeffrey W.  Legro says U.Va. is better positioned than ever to advance its global strategy because of the strong dual support of President Teresa A. Sullivan and Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon. READ MORE

First Global Health Case Competition Brings Together Diverse Perspectives

Ten teams participated in the inaugural U.Va. Global Health Case Competition The hypothetical case involved drug resistant strains of tuberculosis in a huge slum in Mumbai, India.  READ MORE

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