School of World Studies

The School of World Studies is the intellectual and instructional center of international activities at VCU, and a major contributor to the study of the humanities at the university. The School encompasses disciplines which define what it means to be human - our ability to communicate (world languages), to build communities with distinct cultural practices (anthropology), to understand and interact with people/ideas different from our own (international studies), and to explore our place in the cosmos (religious studies). 

While exploring differences among cultures, languages, and belief systems, we also seek to find what we as humans have in common and to examine and celebrate the different contexts in which that humanity is expressed.  

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New SWS Scholarship Forms Available!

Gain work experience in an area related to your major and learn new skills, cultures and world views. 

Spanish Language and Cultural Competence
Training programs, workshops, seminars, and presentations designed to introduce professionals 

Education Abroad at VCU
Make the World your classroom and earn academic credit.