Explore | Experience | Engage
The global learning and engagement initiatives provide an array of co-curricular opportunities to enrich international experience on campus and enhance global competency for ODU community members. With its focuses on global learning and engagement initiatives, the International Initiatives Unit coordinates and organizes intercultural and educational opportunities for authentic cross cultural interaction and learning programs/experiences between domestic and international students.
Samples of program initiatives that aim to build an inclusive community for the international student community included varieties of programs during the annual International Education Week, global mentorship programs through the Global Monarch Club, Global Café, and various cultural celebrations throughout the academic year.
Global Monarch Club
GMC connects globally and engages locally to create an inclusive community through a global mentorship program.
Global Family Cookout
Our community wide cookout revolves around good food, community building, and great fun!
Global Cafe brings together the globally diverse Monarch community to connect, learn and engage with each other.
International Education Week
A week-long event that provides opportunities to engage, celebrate, and raise awareness of the importance of international education and global engagement.
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (PBD)
PBD is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.