Global on Grounds

You don't have to leave the UVA community to find "Global" - it's here 365 days a year. Check out the information below to find out how to get involved in, and stay up-to-date with, our global Grounds.

UVA Global

Sign up for the UVA Global Affairs newsletter and stay up-to-date on a variety of global events, stories, and opportunities at UVA.


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Global Spaces

The centers and spaces listed below are known as global "hubs" on Grounds, or they host events that frequently have a global theme. While much has been moved to a virtual environment currently, visit the links below for information about ways to engage and future opportunities.

International Center


Center for Global Health

International Residential College

Language Commons

Latinx Student Center

Lorna Sundberg International Center


Multicultural Student Center


Student CIOs with a Global Focus

Over 150 CIOs at UVA are listed in the "Cultural & Ethnic" category. From the Afro-Latinx Student Organization to the Zeta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (the national Spanish Honors society), if you're a student at UVA, check out the link below for details. 

Student Organizations

Engage with the International Community


  • Volunteer with VISAS to broaden your cultural perspective while helping welcome English language learners to the UVA community.

More about VISAS

  • Practice your English with VISAS volunteers and get to know UVA students who want to get to know YOU! Meet your English goals and make friends along the way. 

More about VISAS Cafe

Global Greeters at UVA

  • This student group works with the International Studies Office to assist and welcome incoming international students during the orientation week in August.
  • UVA students can apply to be a Global Greeter at the beginning of the spring semester.

More about Global Greeters

International Buddy Program

  • UVA students can sign up to be paired as a “buddy” for an exchange student. The exchange students and UVA students are then matched – and are encouraged to meet to answer questions, hang out, and enjoy UVA and IBP events!
  • UVA students can apply before each semester.

More about the International Buddy Program

Lorna Sundberg International Center

  • The International Center hosts a variety of events, such as arts and crafts workshops, cooking classes, and traditional dance tutorials, to highlight aspects of various cultures at UVA and in Charlottesville. Students, faculty, staff, and community members from different backgrounds attend the events, making them an enriching experience for all. 
  • Work at the Center! Every spring, the Center recruits new student staff to help organize and implement a variety of programs.
  • Share your talents! Any members of the UVA and Charlottesville community can lead one-time programs

More about the International Center

Madison House: Latinx and Migrant Aid

Latinx and Migrant Aid serves Albemarle County and Charlottesville Latinx and migrant community. At various sites throughout the area, volunteers tutor Latinx working migrants and their majority Spanish speaking families in English as a Second Language and general academic skills. 

More about Latinx and Migrant Aid

MOVE - Multilingual Outreach Volunteer Effort

If you speak another language and want to participate in collective translations or interpreting, this could be an opportunity for you! 

MOVE Interest Form