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Office of Global Studies and Programs

ItalyThe Office of the Associate Vice President for Global Studies and Programs provides strategic leadership and operational coordination for all aspects of international programming at NOVA.

It serves as the College's principal point of contact with professional associations, community groups, four-year institutions, and other similar entities concerned with international education and matters related to internationalization/globalization.

It is also the College's principal point of contact with educational institutions, businesses, agencies, embassies and other governmental entities from foreign countries.

The Office provides leadership and coordination in the following areas:

  • Faculty/staff development activities involving international education and for curricular development and extracurricular programs that promote greater global awareness and learning across the college.
  • Student study abroad opportunities and student exchanges.
  • Incorporation of global learning objectives and experiences into all disciplines and programs.
  • Development of major programmatic initiatives, such as world languages, directly supportive of or closely aligned with comprehensive internationalization.
  • Grant opportunities and entrepreneurial projects that bring resources to the college in support of institutional goals.
  • Guidance for the international image of the College and college information in relation to international recruitment, promotion, marketing materials, and Web pages.
  • Recruitment of international students to the College through program articulation.


Office of Global Studies and Programs
3926 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-0974

Paul McVeigh
Associate Vice President
Phone: 703.323.4224

Affiliated Faculty

Ana Alonso
College Coordinator, Study Abroad
Assistant Dean of World Languages
Phone: 703.323.3485

Necmi Mutlu
Coordinator, International Programs
Engineering Faculty
Phone: 703.764.7397

Dr. Dali Tan
China Coordinator
Phone: 703.933.5078