Why World Studies?
In the School of World Studies we explore what it means to be human.
Using anthropology, foreign languages, international studies and religious studies, we investigate the depth and breadth of the human experience so we can address the challenges we face as global citizens. Our programs begin with basic questions about humanity: Who are we? Where did we come from? What do we believe? How do we communicate and negotiate meaning? What is our responsibility as world citizens?
Feb. 14, 2024
In Vietnam, VCU professor shares insight into how artificial intelligence can support teaching languages
On assignment from the State Department, Robert Godwin-Jones led workshops at three universities and addressed the ‘mixed feelings’ about AI in the classroom.
Feb. 13, 2024
Ram romances: Their first (and second) impressions were way off, but Kimberley Neal-Helt and Jacob Helt found their way to happy ‘havoc’
VCU alums from 2015 and 2016 overcame mixed messages – and a rocky first date – and eventually tied the knot where they met.
Feb. 13, 2024
University earns honor for the second time with record-tying 11 Fulbrights during the 2023-24 year.
World Studies Spotlight
Kristina Donnally wanted to be an archaeologist ever since second grade when she visited the Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Smithsonian. Visit our 'Meet a Student' page to read more about Kristina, including the internships in our Virtual Curation Lab and on an excavation site in Israel that inspired her studies.