World Minded Fall 2018

VOL. 11, NO. 1

Established in 1989, the Reves Center for International Studies is today one of the premier centers for Read entire issue onlineglobalization 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 Global Research Institute, 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:
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From the Director

An introduction by Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies

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Alumna Abroad

A Q&A with Fatema Al-Mohri, MBA '16 Public Relations Manager, Aluminum Bahrain Company (Alba)

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In Their Own Words

A conversation with returning international volunteers now working at the Reves Center.

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Faculty exchange perspectives across institutions and borders

Through a new faculty development program between W&M and UESTC that launched this August, a cohort of 9 faculty from UESTC faculty are engaging in a semester-long, immersive experience that introduces them to new approaches to university teaching and provides an opportunity for them to exchange perspectives on their field with W&M faculty.

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Robert and Leah Rubenstein Receive 2018 Hugh Jenkins Award from NAFSA

Robert and Leah Rubenstein joined the Reves Center's Global Friends program, which matches international students with members of the community to foster cross-cultural friendships. Since their first connection, they have gone above and beyond the requirements of the program.

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Is China's investment in East Asia, Pacific getting results?

AidData, a student-faculty research initiative at William & Mary, has released the findings of a new report on whether the money China is spending throughout the East Asia and Pacific region to secure national interests and win friends is having the desired effect.