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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

Phillip Imel, associate accounting professor and a Fulbright Scholar who taught at Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from September 2012 to June 2013, will be returning there to accept an honorary Doctor of Economics degree. Professor Natalia Vlasova, the vice rector for international relations at the University, informed him of the honor. … Continue reading NOVA Fulbright Scholar to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Host Institution in Russia
Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in Exchanges By Katherine Mangan When someone mentions the Fulbright Program, it often evokes images of venerable researchers from elite institutions traveling to far-flung corners of the world. But the U.S. State Department is doing more to make sure that faculty members and others from community … Continue reading NOVA Fulbrights Highlighted in Chronicle for Higher Education article
The Fulbright Scholar Award Catalog has been released for teaching and research opportunities for the 2016/17 academic year.  The online application deadline is Monday, August 3rd, 2015 but it is advised to plan in advance particularly when letters of invitation from international institutions are required. 560 total awards available 173 do NOT require a PhD … Continue reading Apply for a Fulbright Scholar Award 2016/17
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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