Center for International Education
International Education at Washington and Lee strives to create an effective global learning environment by providing leadership, administrative oversight, and broad support for international learning and global engagement. Its primary functions are:
- To develop, guide, and monitor opportunities for overseas learning by students;
- To support faculty logistically in their international research, teaching, and curricular development;
- To advise and assist students, faculty and visitors from abroad in their integration into and involvement with the university and the local community; and
- To promote the ideals of global citizenship, intercultural appreciation, and mutual understanding in a rapidly changing world.
W&L International News
- W&L to Launch Construction of $13.5 Million Center for Global Learning
Construction of a new $13.5 million Center for Global Learning at Washington and Lee University has received final approval from the university's board of trustees and is scheduled to begin the last week of May. Completion of the final phase of the center depends on completing the remaining $1.5 million of the fundraising goal.
- W&L Awards Two Global Learning Leadership Prizes
Washington and Lee University has awarded Global Learning Leadership Prizes to two seniors for 2014. The recipients are Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, a native of Mexico from Mount Vermont, Wash., and a Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Johnson scholar Haley Smith, a double major in biology and environmental science, from Asheville, N.C.
- W&L Seniors Win Davis Projects for Peace Grant
Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.
- W&L Students Initiate Spanish Language Creative Writing Magazine
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
- W&L Lecture on Defending Human Rights in Central Asia on March 5
Bermet Zhumakadyr kyzy of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium. The title of the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Working to Defend Human Rights in Central Asia."