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?
Learn more about the value of a degree in a World Studies program.
June 1, 2023
R. McKenna Brown, founding director of VCU’s School of World Studies, retires after 28 years
An expert in Maya culture and language, Brown expanded global learning and international partnerships for students and supported faculty development.
May 24, 2023
From the heart, VCU student group promotes Latinx health equity
Collective Corazón’s efforts include a spring symposium that spotlighted professionals and inspired aspiring practitioners.
May 16, 2023
10 projects awarded funding from the VCU Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund
The fund awarded nearly $100,000 this year to faculty for research projects related to the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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.