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?
Nov. 29, 2023
Year-end review: A look at the VCU students and alums who earned prestigious domestic and international scholarships in 2023 through the National Scholarship Office
The recipients represent the university’s academic excellence and stand out for their accomplishments and potential in highly competitive international and domestic applicant pools.
Oct. 23, 2023
From "Candyman" to "The Wizard of Oz"(!), VCU students, faculty, alums and staff share hair-raising recs for the spookiest of months.
Oct. 3, 2023
Dingus, a scholarship recipient from the International Furnishings and Design Association, is majoring in anthropology and interior design, finding inspiration in ancient design as she creates her own spaces.
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.