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Bringing the World to You

Students, faculty and staff from more than 120 countries provide global perspectives that enrich the life of our university. World Wide Wahoos are volunteers who are committed to sharing their wealth of international experience through their outreach to current and prospective students and to the wider Charlottesville community.

World Wide Ambassadors

Welcome to World Wide Ambassadors. Would you like to connect with someone from your home country? Would you like to ask questions you might have about life in Charlottesville or about studying at UVA? World Wide Ambassadors are here to answer your questions.
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Mentoring & International eXchange

Would you like to be matched up with a mentor who is trained to provide friendly assistance and guidance to international students as they adjust to their new life at UVa? Your mentor will contact you over the summer and will meet you at the August orientation for international students.
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International High School Visits

The Global Student Council promotes U.Va. in high schools all over the world. Find speakers who can give presentations about UVa to prospective applicants in their home country.
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VISAS/CALEC - ESL

Once you are attending UVA, would you like to meet once a week with a native English speaking student for relaxed English conversation practice and cultural exchange? To register for this free program, visit the CAELC website (Center for American English Language and Culture).
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Speakers Bureau

World Wide Speakers are volunteers who are eager to share their global perspectives with local schools and community groups. Request a special topic or let us work with you to find the best speaker for your needs. The possibilities are as diverse as our speakers.
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Education Abroad

Looking for speakers who could give presentations about their education abroad experience? Please contact the Study Abroad Office, studyabroad@virginia.edu. Peer advisors are returning education abroad students and are trained volunteers in the Education Abroad Office.
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