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?
March 10, 2022
Studies at VCU helped lay the foundation for the work Kelly Nguyen hopes to do with the U.S. foreign service.
Feb. 9, 2022
In upcoming talk, VCU professor will detail when an estimated 10,000 people journeyed south to escape slavery.
Jan. 19, 2022
Meet the 5 interdisciplinary scholars who will be residential fellows this year at VCU’s Humanities Research Center
The fellowship program provides faculty the opportunity to work on projects around a similar theme.
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.