G LO B A L E X P E R I E N C E
International Learning Opportunities Seventy-six VCUQatar students participated in field study trips abroad. Foundation took 10 students to Dubai to visit Art Dubai; Fashion Design took 16 students to India to attend the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week in Delhi as well as visit the Calico Museum in Ahmadabad and the National Institute of Design; Graphic Design took eight students to Phnom Penn and Siam Reap and 16 students to Barcelona, Cordoba and Madrid to catalyze their new insights of a context far away with the hopes of developing their perceptions and skills to interpret their own context of Qatar; Interior Design took 12 students to Helsinki, the 2012 UNESCO World Design Capital, to visit art and design museums, the design district, and architecturally significant sites; and Painting and Printmaking took five students to attend the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, known for its promotion of avant-garde artistic trends and organization of international events in the contemporary arts.
Student Exchanges between Richmond & Qatar Three students from the Doha campus and five students from the Richmond campus participated in the VCUQatar and VCU Richmond exchange this year. In addition, VCUQatar hosted one study abroad student from VCU Richmond for the Spring 2012 semester. VCUQatar sent one Fashion Design junior and one Interior Design junior to Richmond for the Fall 2011 semester; and one Painting and Printmaking sophomore for the Spring 2012 semester. Ten rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, four of whom were Qatari, traveled to Richmond during the summer to take fiveweek courses in classes such as letterpress, storyboarding, anthropology, sociology, glass-blowing, ceramics and jewelry-making. Two VCUQatar Graphic Design alumni acted as program interns.
20 â€” Issue 1
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar's annual magazine