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CAMPUS PROFILE 

Student peer adviser McKenna
Hughes allays students' fear of
missing out if they study abroad.

| University of Virginia  | Charlottesville, Virginia

International studies director
Dudley Doane believes
empowering 'global champions'
to do their work is a key to
internationalization.

"It's location, location, location," said the center's director, Brian
Owensby, a Latin American historian. It shares space with a new
Global Internship Program and a popular global studies major and
can dispense $450,000 for research projects small and large. Two
teams of environmental scientists split $100,000 awards last year.
"Things are going gangbusters," said Owensby.
The global internship director, Majida Bargach, placed 39 students
in jobs in 2014 and 70 this summer. Bargach, a French lecturer who
also leads a study abroad class to her native Morocco, said the interns
gain the benefit of "a total immersion by themselves in the workplace."

Student Demand for a Global Studies Major

International studies adviser
Catarina Krizancic

Chinese student Yexiao "Grong"
Wang helped start a U.Va. China
Fund.

around the world and do good work," said Handler, who raised $1
million to hire a "professor of practice" to connect students with
global development organizations.
Francesca Fiorani, a Renaissance art historian and associate dean,
said the attraction of the major is not only for students but also for
faculty. "We're rethinking the traditional disciplines. It's driving
curriculum reform across the university." Core courses range from
economics to anthropology to sociology, all presented from a global
perspective. "That's what students want," said Fiorani. "They want to
know how to operate with people from all over the world."
The Center for Global Health has doubled to 55 the number of
$5,000 awards to students to work in interdisciplinary teams on
projects in developing countries. "In the past, people thought 'global
health' was only for doctors and nurses, but it's for the economists,

The evolution of the global studies major attests to the strong voice
and tradition of self-governance that students enjoy at U.Va., where
they run the vaunted Honor
System (exams are unproctored)
and a galaxy of hundreds of
organizations, many with an
international focus.
Students on their own initiative began stumping in 2007 for
a global development studies
major, arguing in an 8,000-word
white paper that U.Va. prepared
too few students for careers
fighting poverty. Richard Handler, a cultural anthropologist,
stepped forward to direct the
major in 2009. It's now bundled
into a larger global studies major
with tracks on health, the environment, and security/justice.
"Universities these days are
full of students who want to go Student leaders Meg Gould and Rafat Khan on the Lawn, the center of Mr. Jefferson's Academical Village
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2016

Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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