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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2018

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Jose Sainz speaks out about the problematic limitations that were placed on UMW students after travel ban

February 16, 2017 |


Since President Trump’s inauguration, he has passed many controversial executive orders. The travel ban halted persons entering the United States from seven primarily Muslim countries for 90 days. President Trump’s executive order caused a lot of unrest, especially for American Muslims who were not be able to return to their families in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. However, that ban has recently been lifted but that did not deter any effects that were felt by multiple universities throughout Virginia.Read More

110 free passports offered to UMW students

September 22, 2016 |


This past week, flyers were everywhere on campus advertising a free Passport Caravan event to encourage studying abroad. The Council of International Education Exchange is providing $20 million in scholarships for college students to study abroad through the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. This initiative includes free passports that are to be given to 10,000 American students. Read More

An Eagle Experience: UMW student explores Milan, finds pizza

February 25, 2016 |


For months, I have been planning my semester abroad. From endless paperwork and signing documents to photo copying everything I own, I thought I was prepared for anything. Guess again. Three weeks ago I landed in Milan and started my four month-long semester here in Italy.
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Studying abroad, not as scary as you think

February 10, 2016 |


There are students who choose the most direct path to graduation and others that feel as though the college experience is incomplete if they don’t step out of the boundaries of the campus. Xavier Griffin, a senior geography major, found himself wanting more of an adventure than the walk across campus was giving him.Read More

Global Café brings a taste of globalization to the Dining Hall

September 23, 2015 |


Delicious smells wafted through the dining hall as a busy kitchen staff weaved in out of crowds to refill empty buffets while International music played in the lobby and students excitedly waited in line at the Global Cafe last Wednesday.Read More

International Education Week brings the world to UMW campus

September 17, 2015 |


A dining hall full of tasty international cuisine, an epic race and meetings and fairs filled to the brim with information about the University of Mary Washington’s study abroad program seems like a lot to pack into one event.
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Center for International Education celebrates travel and culture in weeklong event

September 24, 2014 |


Some who walked by Lee Hall last week may have wondered what was behind the blue and white sign draped across its entrance, which read simply, “Think Globally.” Read More

Study Abroad Options to Increase for Underrepresented Majors

March 16, 2011 |

A newly-reorganized Center for International Education will seek to facilitate study abroad programs that allow more students to work toward their degree requirements overseas, according to Center Director José Sainz.

Previously known as the Office of International Academic Services, the … Read More