Hollins Receives State Department IDEAS Grant to Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Study Abroad
Hollins University has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.
Margarite Fisher ’22 Gets Ready to Build Her Business Expertise Through Graduate Studies in France
Margarite Fisher ’22, a business major and French minor, will pursue a master’s degree in digital marketing beginning this fall at the Rennes School of Business in France.
Hollins to Receive IIE American Passport Project Grant to Support Study Abroad
Hollins University is one of 40 institutions selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE American Passport Project grant. The grant will enable up to 25 first-year Hollins students to obtain a U.S. passport and start their study abroad journey.
Hollins’ Dance M.F.A. Program Moves European Study to Bulgaria’s Cultural Capital
Beginning in the summer of 2022, students in Hollins’ M.F.A. program in dance will travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for three weeks of international study and immersion. Plovdiv is considered by many to be Bulgaria’s cultural hub and in 2019 was named a European Capital of Culture.
Hollins Alumnae Share in Winning Innovation in Diversity Award for Black + Abroad Series
Hollins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Randolph-Macon College, Bridgewater College, and Shenandoah University were chosen as this year’s winners of the GoAbroad Innovation in Diversity Award, which recognizes strategic efforts to expand international educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups.
Aysia Brenner ’21 Sets Her Sights on Becoming a History Professor After Teaching Next Year in France
Beginning in October, Brenner will spend seven months with the Teaching Assistant Program in France, which is managed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. She’ll teach at the primary school level in a school or schools near Paris.
“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins
“This is where I have had the most experiences, where I’ve been myself the most. I’ve been challenged, and I’ve challenged myself. It all happened here. It all happened at Hollins.”
London Calling: Through an Internship Abroad, a Senior “Storyteller” Furthers Her Growth as a Writer and Film Student
While studying abroad in London during the 2019 Fall Term, Carly Lewis ’21 worked with a global digital creative and marketing company specializing in promoting talent in the music and entertainment industries.
“Everyone Has the Right to be Heard”: Political Science Major Prepares for Law Career
This fall, Mary Offutt ’20 will begin pursuing her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at the Charleston School of Law in South Carolina. After law school, she intends to take the Virginia state bar examination and join a family law firm as an associate.
Through Presidential Associate Program, Senior Aspires to Become One of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Future Leaders
As part of the organization’s Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability department, Monica Osborne ’20 will spend the next 18 months engaged in customized professional rotations while receiving continuous leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and hands-on practical experience.
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