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World Minded Fall 2017

VOL. 9, NO. 2

Click image for complete issue onlineEstablished in 1989, the Reves Center for International Studies is today one of the premier centers for globalization in U.S. higher education. Its mission is to support and promote the internationalization of learning, teaching, research and community involvement at William & Mary through programs for education abroad, international students and scholars, and global engagement across the university.William & Mary is the number one public university for undergraduate study abroad participation, with over 50 percent of the university’s undergraduates studying outside the U.S. before graduation.

This year, more than 1,000 international students and scholars from nearly 70 countries have come to William & Mary. And the Reves Center encourages and assists numerous international strategic initiatives across the university, including the William & Mary Confucius Institute, which offers Chinese language and cultural activities to the campus and community, and the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which supports faculty and student collaborations to find solutions to pressing global problems.

Read select stories from World Minded:
Risk Management in an Uncertain World: Expect the Unexpected

Nick oversees all aspects of emergency communications and 24/7 emergency response related to university-sponsored international travel, monitors international developments and assesses risk for overseas travel for students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff who go abroad on university-sponsored travel.

VIMS Students Advise International Fisheries

Work by graduate students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is gaining attention far outside the classroom, as the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has begun to use methods developed by the students to assess the status of fish stocks worldwide.

Martha Young
Language Learning as a Gateway to Culture and Understanding

One of the first things you realize in talking with Martha Young, MA TESL, the new Assistant Director of the English Language Program, is that teaching English as a second language is about much more than syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation. At Reves just a few weeks after returning to the U.S. after almost a decade overseas in Turkey, Georgia and Pakistan, she has brought her energy, creativity and passion to take the program to the next level.

Shark Tank
Shark Tank Rewards Entrepreneurial Solutions to Real World Problems

The dazzling set, cameras, dramatic lighting and air of expectation were comparable to its television namesake, but the Third Annual Shark Tank hosted by The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) in Commonwealth Auditorium on August 3rd, gave the concept a uniquely W&M spin.