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World Minded Spring 2017

VOL. 9, NO. 2

View the full publication on issuu.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 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:
Royal Georgian Papers Released

William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. Partners on a Colossal Digitization Project. For researchers, the nearly half-million royal documents housed in Windsor Castle's iconic round tower aren't quite the holy grail of archives, but they aren't far off.

Diversity Abroad
A Student Takes the Lead in Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad

Study abroad is a transformational experience that can and should be accessible to everyone, and yet students of ethnic and racial minority backgrounds, first-generation college students, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and students in STEM programs have traditionally made up only a small percentage of students taking advantage of global opportunities.

Student Voices Heard
William & Mary Student Voices Heard on the Global Development Stage

Layla Abi-Falah and six other William & Mary students found themselves in the middle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Morss Hall, surrounded by some of the world’s greatest students, entrepreneurs, innovators, development experts and field practitioners.

‘Buffalo Soldier’ Exhibit Highlights Role of Black Service Members in Philippine-American War

Photos and illustrations illuminating the lives of Buffalo soldiers during the Philippine-American war are currently on display in Swem Library's Botetourt Gallery as part of an exhibit organized by the William & Mary Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Program. "Hidden Virginia History: The Connection Between the Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines" will be on display until May 15, 2017.