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Center for International Education

Upcoming Events

Summer Study Abroad Application Deadline 4/25
Apr 25
Spring to Spring 5K Run
Cannan Green
Apr 26, 11:00 AM
Keynote Address - Historical Myths About Science
Lee Chapel
May 9, 6:00 PM
Newton's Apple and other Historical Myths About Science
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
May 9 - May 10, 8:30 AM

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:

  1. To develop, guide, and monitor opportunities for overseas learning by students;
  2. To support faculty logistically in their international research, teaching, and curricular development;
  3. To advise and assist students, faculty and visitors from abroad in their integration into and involvement with the university and the local community; and
  4. To promote the ideals of global citizenship, intercultural appreciation, and mutual understanding in a rapidly changing world.


CIE News

  • Radio IE
    Recent shows feature conversations with Dr. Anne Wallis on issues related to health, Prof. Mark Drumbl on the School of Law's Transnational Institute, and Dr. Morris Berman on the decline of the U.S. as a global power.

From the Blog

  • Get Out of Here!
         I never have any real doubts about my constant message to students and faculty regarding the importance of travel abroad and of opening horizons as a means to prepare for the future (or, in some respects, catch up to … Continue reading
  • Job Skills
         On any street in nearly any city or town these days one cannot help but notice the property offices because their windows are plastered with ads for property to buy or rent.  While I was walking down a London … Continue reading
  • Buried Dogs in Bayreuth
          I recently passed through Bayreuth to visit our partner university and to check in with the Washington and Lee Spring Term Abroad program that is centered there.  Bayreuth is an historic town of the northern Bavaria region of Franconia, … Continue reading

W&L International News

  • Darby Shuler and Manuel Garcia PadillaW&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.
  • The staff of PlumaW&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.
  • news_placer_spot26W&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."
  • Student Researchers Travel the World to Preserve Iconic Paintings
    A team of students traveled between France, Norway and Denmark this summer to determine why certain pigments in iconic paintings are fading, and to determine how to stop the process.
  • James Freeman, of the Class of 2015, participates in the Study Abroad Fair in the Great Hall of Science.Mellon Foundation Grant to Enhance International Education at W&L
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Washington and Lee University a four-year, $577,000 grant in support of the University's efforts to enhance the quality of programs and projects in international education.
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