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Global Studies & Programs

This site provides the College community and its friends a resource for news and for information about how NOVA's students and faculty extend their teaching and learning to international experiences and perspectives. NOVA benefits from the convergence of many cultures, the richness of its students' and teachers' backgrounds, and a globally focused institutional mission.

Drawing on these resources and those of one of the world's most international cities, NOVA builds global competence through a broad range of learning experiences and welcomes new opportunities from across the globe to expand them.

Global NOVA News

  The Alexandria Tyler Art Gallery held an opening reception and artist talk on  Monday, September 29th for a visiting scholar to NOVA from Turkey.  Dr. Cigdem Demir is studying at NOVA for the Fall semester with a group of 15 Turkish faculty from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish faculty represent a variety […]
  On Wednesday, October 22nd, NOVA’s Office of Global Studies and Programs and CETL hosted a reception at the Ernst Cultural Center to welcome the visiting delegation of VACIE awardees from the Netherlands along with their NOVA faculty partners. The event was well attended by NOVA faculty and staff who also had the opportunity to […]
The University of Virginia welcomes undergraduates at other colleges and universities in Virginia to apply to its new spring semester study abroad program in Delhi, India. Application deadline is October 1, 2014. Dates: January 5 – May 15 Coursework will include: -Hindi Language (beginner or intermediate/advanced) -The Pleasures of Bollywood -Interdisciplinary Research Methods -Internship or […]
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More than 180 countries are represented across our campuses. NOVA has a rich ethnic and cultural diversity that includes approximately 2,000 international students in addition to an already diverse local student body, faculty and staff.

There is more than one way to get involved globally at NOVA. The question is how global do you want to go?

For Students


NOVA faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate the international perspective as part of their teaching and professional development.

Opportunities are available for faculty and staff to participate in global initiatives across the campuses as well as abroad.

For Faculty


NOVA engages with a variety of international education entities that include overseas academic institutions, professional associations, and U.S. and foreign government agencies. These relationships help provide opportunities for faculty, staff and students to integrate global perspectives into their teaching and learning.

Global Engagements