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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

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus Lyceum Series Event! This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL! For the Spring 2015 semester, we have our first Lyceum Series event! Dr. Zubair Meenai is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence, visiting NOVA and George Mason University this semester from Jamia Millia Islamia, a university in New … Continue reading Fulbright Scholar to Speak at Alexandria campus on Feb. 11th
NOVA student, Elena Makarova, traveled to China last summer as part of a NOVA study abroad program with Professor Dali Tan to improve her Chinese language skills. Come see an exhibition of her photographs from the trip on display on the second floor of Bisdorf building (AA) in front of classroom number 256 and beside the … Continue reading China Study Abroad Photo Exhibit at Alexandria
On December 12th,  11 students from the Annandale and Alexandria Phi Theta Kappa chapters visited the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.  The visit was part of an ongoing research project NOVA-PKK is working on looking at issues of immigration to the U.S. The group was hosted by two Hispanic Affairs officers from the embassy who … Continue reading NOVA Phi Theta Kappa Students Visit Embassy of Mexico
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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