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The Rose Presidency
International Education:
London, Beijing, Harrisonburg — An expanding notion of campus

The Roses visit with Alessandro Gentili at the 16th-century Palazzo Capponi in Florence.

The Roses visit with Alessandro Gentili at the 16th-century Palazzo Capponi in Florence, home to JMU's Semester in Florence and the six-year-old master's program in European Union Policy Studies.

With 1,100 JMU students studying in 56 destinations, and scholars and students coming to JMU from 70 countries around the globe, the perspectives informing the Madison Experience are increasingly diverse.

JMU students have many options for international destinations including experiences that offer total immersion in the culture of major cities, rural villages and the natural settings of the field. Offered are:

  • six semester programs (in Antwerp, Beijing, Florence, Kenya, London and Salamanca)
  • two graduate programs (in Florence and Malta) and
  • more than 40 short-term programs and exchange programs (the latter with 12 universities abroad)
  • four specialized programs including business in Antwerp, the Geology Field School in Ireland, Sustainable Environment Resources Management in Malta (graduate) and European Union Policy Studies (graduate) in Florence.