An introduction by Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies
Established 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 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:
A Q&A with Fatema Al-Mohri, MBA '16 Public Relations Manager, Aluminum Bahrain Company (Alba)
Frank Shatz, Virginia Gazette columnist, reunites with a niece he rescued from Cold War prison 65 years ago
Getting to know the colleagues at the university who assist the staff of Reves in their mission.
Over the past two and a half years Prado has channeled his enthusiasm for Brazil to help create the first William & Mary faculty-led summer program in South America offered on a yearly basis.
A conversation with returning international volunteers now working at the Reves Center.
Two professors collaborate with the Global Education Office to create new programs meaningful to them and to their students.
For the fifth year, William & Mary and its partners in the Presidential Precinct were selected as hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
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.
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.
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.