Global Opportunities

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Global Opportunities

Connect with true citizens of the world.


The University of Virginia is preparing new leaders for global excellence, the pacesetters who will serve our complex, international community and address the challenges of our time. UVA is a product of global thinking—our founder was one of the nation’s first international scholars and diplomats. As we prepare true citizens of the world, the University must reflect its founding ideals to expand the world's knowledge and discovery for all humanity. Inspired by this outlook, the University focuses on the comprehensive integration of global perspectives into every aspect of the educational experience.

Your gifts help UVA achieve its goal to integrate a global education within the curriculum and as a part of every student's experience.


Global Fundraising Priorities

Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty, and partners from multiple disciplines to address the diseases of poverty. Support for the Center for Global Health extends beyond one student, one project, or one collaboration. Your investment in a broad network of emerging global health leaders will impact communities and health across the globe.

Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation

The Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation advances cross-disciplinary, global research at UVA and around the world. The center promotes faculty and student research agendas of global scope, scale, and impact. Research topics have included climate-change modeling, digital humanities, water and urbanism in India, astronomy in Chile, air pollution in Nepal, sea level rise in the Arctic, medicine and public health in Africa, education in Haiti, religious conflict in the Middle East, refugees and migration in Europe, and many more. Support for the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation increases UVA’s reach, enabling the University to serve the common good on a global scale.

Education Abroad

Education abroad provides students with an international perspective on their academic field and career path. Global experiences help students learn important life skills, such as critical and independent thinking, as well as promoting flexibility, resilience, and the ability to function effectively in different cultures. Your gifts to scholarships help provide these opportunities, removing financial obstacles for students who are seeking a global learning experience.

Global Studies Major

Your support of global studies will benefit students in addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, including sustainability, public health, and the ethics of conflict. What started as an enterprise of 22 students has evolved into a cutting-edge curriculum and a body of more than 300 undergraduates. Despite its rapid growth, global studies has remained committed to its founding vision: combining critical knowledge from all of the University’s schools with multiple approaches to experiential learning and preparing students to become active, ethical citizens at the local, national, and global levels.

International Student Scholarships

Recruiting academically promising students from around the world enriches intellectual life on Grounds. International students help increase intercultural awareness and strengthen UVA's global profile. Support for these students will attract them to our community and enhance UVA’s reputation as a leading global university.