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Two thousand students studied abroad in 2013-2014. More might
go but for a much-discussed malady known as FOMO, or the fear of
missing out. U.Va. is a school rich with traditions, from secret societies to fall football to a spring steeplechase race. "We're challenged to
get more students to go abroad for a semester or year. That's where
a lot of our energy is going," said Dudley Doane, director of the
International Studies Office.
"They don't want to miss any of their eight great semesters here.
But it's a bit of an urban myth. Nine of 10 who go abroad will tell
you it was their most meaningful semester," said Legro. McKenna
Hughes, 22, an English and linguistics major and peer adviser in
the International Studies Office, said, "The thing about traditions is
they happen every year. We push them to realize they've got three
other chances."
Meg Gould, 22, spent a summer in Morocco and a full semester
in Paris and was selected by peers for one of the coveted rooms for
seniors behind the colonnade on the Lawn. She also represented
students on the Board of Visitors. "U.Va. definitely opened the doors
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for me," said the global studies and French major. "Amazing experiences can occur outside of Grounds."
The International Studies Office partners with the Department
of Anthropology to offer CORE (Cultural Orientation, Reflection,
and Engagement) seminars to prepare students for crossing cultures
and demystify the experience. "It's a wrap-around curriculum," said
coordinator Catarina Krizancic, an anthropologist. "It isn't enough
to put people in a different language or culture. You have to mentor
and teach them through it."
This academic year is the last in which U.Va. is sponsoring the
Semester at Sea program. It has provided a dean and sent other
faculty and staff on the voyages since 2006.

By law 70 percent of U.Va.'s 15,000 undergraduates must be Virginians. Nine hundred-5.5 percent-are international. It is twice as
hard for out-of-staters to win admission, and even harder for international students. "The burgeoning of our reputation internationally"
keeps driving up the number and quality of applications, said Richard
Tanson, senior international student and scholar adviser.
International students can fall under the thrall of Charlottesville,
too. "I cherish this U.Va. experience," said "Grong" Yexiao Wang, a
senior from Chengdu, China, majoring in math and political philosophy. Few friends at other campuses are "so fond of their schools."
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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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International Educator - May/June 2016 - Cover1
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International Educator - May/June 2016 - In Brief
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