Center for International Education

The Center for International Education

The mission of the Center for International Education (CIE) is to build an internationally-minded UMW community in order to prepare UMW students to be globally competent citizens. The Center values diversity and offers an environment that fosters cross-cultural understanding and international cooperation and engagement through transformational programs and experiences. CIE provides support to students interested in study abroad opportunities and serves the needs of international students and scholars.

Education Abroad

CIE administers nineteen UMW Faculty-Led Programs and four UMW Exchange Programs.  In addition to these popular programs, students desiring an educational experience abroad to study, intern, volunteer, or do academic research, may select from a host of UMW Approved Programs offered by both Education Abroad Providers and international universities. UMW students can study abroad for a semester or academic year, over the summer or during the spring and winter breaks to earn academic credits toward their graduation requirements.

International Student and Scholars

CIE serves the needs of International Students and Scholars by providing immigration services and admissions services to international exchange students. Our office staff members guide international students and scholars through the process of obtaining their visas, maintaining status, and transitioning easily to life at UMW. An international student orientation is also held at the beginning of each semester to help ease the transition to studying and living in the United States.

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