May 12, 2011

Exciting New Study/Teach Abroad Opportunity in Korea for Undergrads AND Recent Grads!

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.
IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.
The TaLK Program is supported by funds for 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Given the generous terms of the program this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity which can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.
The TaLK Program website can be found at: Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to

May 11, 2011

Students Needed for New Orientation Welcome Video!

The Office of New Student Programs will be replacing the “ARE YOU READY” video that welcomes students to orientation with the “OUR TIME RIGHT NOW” video. They are looking for diverse first year and sophomore, and junior students to be their stars.
If you love VCU and you want the future classes to hear your excitement and passion, then please send Kelli Lemon an email with your name, major, classification and which time slot below your available. Please note filming will take at least 2 hours.
Thursday May 12
10 – 12 p.m.
11 – 1 p.m.
Friday May 13
10 – 12 p.m.
11- 1 p.m.
If you are selected, you will receive an email with detailed information.
this is a great opportunity to highlight how amazing Honors students are and to welcome future Rams!
Contact Info:
Kelli S. Lemon
Director New Student Programs
University College
Virginia Commonwealth University

May 2, 2011

Attention December 2011 Grads: Dossier Workshop

This workshop is designed to help ensure that graduating students understand what is expected in their dossier and to improve the likelihood that their dossiers will be accepted. This is the last workshop available for students planning to graduate in December, 2011 as dossiers will be due on August 1, 2011.